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Success! Dorcus from Tanzania raised $633 to fund surgery to help her breathe.

Dorcus
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  • $633 raised, $0 to go
$633
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Dorcus's treatment was fully funded on February 8, 2018.

Photo of Dorcus post-operation

February 5, 2018

Dorcus underwent surgery to help her breathe.

Dorcus’s surgery went well. She had large and destructive adenotonsils, which were making it difficult for her to breathe, eat, and sleep. Dorcus is now breathing with no difficulty, and she is no longer at risk of recurrent infections and regular fevers. She will be able to go to school when she grows up.

Dorcus’s mother says, “I am very grateful for the treatment my daughter got, God bless you all for helping her get well.”

Dorcus’s surgery went well. She had large and destructive adenotonsils, which were making it difficult for her to breathe, eat, and sleep. D...

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January 2, 2018

Dorcus is a child from Tanzania. She is the first born in her family. Dorcus’s mother is a small businesswoman, and her father is a motorcycle taxi driver.

Since she was five months old, Dorcus has been experiencing regular fevers, difficulty breathing, and sleep apnea. Frequent illness has lead to several hospital admissions. Dorcus 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 Dorcus, which is scheduled to take place on January 4. Surgeons will remove her tonsils, hopefully relieving Dorcus of her symptoms and helping her live more comfortably.

Dorcus’s parents say, “Please help our daughter get this treatment. She is not eating or sleeping well, and she keeps loosing weight.”

Dorcus is a child from Tanzania. She is the first born in her family. Dorcus’s mother is a small businesswoman, and her father is a motorcyc...

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Dorcus's Timeline

  • January 2, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • January 03, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Dorcus's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 18, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Dorcus 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 05, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Dorcus's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • February 08, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Dorcus's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 15 donors

Funded by 15 donors

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

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