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Success! Deborah from Tanzania raised $633 to fund tonsil removal.

Deborah
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  • $633 raised, $0 to go
$633
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Deborah's treatment was fully funded on August 31, 2017.

Photo of Deborah post-operation

July 7, 2017

Deborah had her tonsils removed.

Deborah’s tonsillectomy was a success. Following the removal of her tonsils, Deborah can now swallow food without pain, breathe normally, attend school regularly, and fully participate in activities for children her age. Her health is greatly improving.

Deborah’s mother says, “I am very thankful to God and to those who helped Deborah to get treatment. She will attend school as required and reach university level.”

Deborah's tonsillectomy was a success. Following the removal of her tonsils, Deborah can now swallow food without pain, breathe normally, at...

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April 7, 2017

Deborah is a quiet six-year-old girl from Tanzania who likes singing and studying. Her father owns a small restaurant, and her mother is a small-scale farmer with one acre of land that supplies food for the six family members to eat.

When Deborah was five years old, her mother noticed that she was not swallowing food properly. She took Deborah to the hospital, where the doctor noted that her tonsils were infected and enlarged. The doctor recommended an operation—a tonsillectomy—to remove her tonsils.

Tonsils are soft tissues located in the back of the throat, and they are part of the immune system. They help to defend the body from harmful bacteria and viruses, but they sometimes become infected and enlarged, causing a sore throat, tender neck lymph nodes, fever, or difficulty breathing or swallowing.

Currently, Deborah is unable to swallow properly while eating because her throat is sore. She also experiences difficulty breathing and is unable to fully participate in some activities.

Deborah’s family has raised $49 of the $633 needed to pay for the tonsillectomy, which is scheduled for April 13. Funding for Deborah also pays for four days of hospital care, blood tests, and medicine.

After treatment, Deborah will be able to swallow properly, breathe normally, and participate in all activities fully.

“When Deborah gets the treatment, I will be very happy,” shares Deborah’s mother. “I would like her to study up to university and become a minister.”

Deborah is a quiet six-year-old girl from Tanzania who likes singing and studying. Her father owns a small restaurant, and her mother is a s...

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Deborah's Timeline

  • April 7, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Deborah was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare Foundation, our medical partner in Tanzania.

  • April 07, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Deborah's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 13, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Deborah 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.

  • July 07, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Deborah's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • August 31, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Deborah's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 8 donors

Funded by 8 donors

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

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