Nebarnoti is a four-year-old boy living in Tanzania with his mother and four siblings. Nebarnoti likes to sing, and whenever he sings he will start jumping as well.
When Nebarnoti was 18 months old, he was diagnosed with enlarged adenoids and tonsils. Adenoids and tonsils are masses of tissue that trap contaminants as they pass through the nose and mouth, as well as produce antibodies to fight infections. Sometimes, as in Nebarnoti’s case, they will become inflamed and infected, and the swelling will compromise breathing. Nebarnoti also has trouble sleeping at night, will often have the flu, and coughs frequently. His doctors recommended surgery to remove the tissue and help him breathe.
For $545, Nebarnoti can have his tonsillectomy procedure. The total cost covers the procedure, supplies, medications, and inpatient care for four days.
Following his recovery, Nebarnoti will have a much easier time breathing, and he will not catch the flu as frequently. “The nights are the worst time for my son,” shares Nebarnoti’s mother. “I just wish he will get better so that he can sleep well at night.”