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Success! Karen from Tanzania raised $633 to fund tonsil surgery.

Karen
100%
  • $633 raised, $0 to go
$633
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Karen's treatment was fully funded on April 1, 2019.

Photo of Karen post-operation

February 28, 2019

Karen underwent tonsil surgery.

Karen had a successful surgery that helped remove her overgrown tonsils that were getting infected regularly.

Karen had a successful surgery that helped remove her overgrown tonsils that were getting infected regularly....

February 7, 2019

Karen is a student from Tanzania. She is the youngest in a family of three children.

For five years, Karen has been experiencing frequent fevers and illness. This has caused her to often miss school and is affecting her academic performance. Karen was recently diagnosed with enlarged tonsils, which, if not treated, will cause her symptoms to persist and possibly intensify over time.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $633 to fund a tonsillectomy for Karen, which is scheduled to take place on February 8. Surgeons will remove her tonsils, hopefully relieving Karen of her symptoms and helping her live more comfortably.

Karen’s mother says, “Supporting my three children by myself has not been easy. Please help my daughter get the needed surgery I have no means of raising up the money needed to cover the cost.”

Karen is a student from Tanzania. She is the youngest in a family of three children. For five years, Karen has been experiencing frequen...

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Karen's Timeline

  • February 7, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Karen was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare Foundation, our medical partner in Tanzania.

  • February 08, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Karen received treatment at Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre (ALMC). Medical partners often provide care to patients accepted by Watsi before those patients are fully funded, operating under the guarantee that the cost of care will be paid for by donors.

  • February 11, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Karen's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 28, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Karen's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • April 01, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Karen's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 12 donors

Funded by 12 donors

Treatment
Tonsilectomy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $633 for Karen's treatment
Hospital Fees
$586
Medical Staff
$15
Medication
$28
Supplies
$0
Labs
$4

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