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Alefa from Malawi raised $1,500 to remove a brain tumor.

Alefa
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Alefa's treatment was fully funded on August 13, 2015.
May 20, 2016

Alefa sadly and unexpectedly passed away after receiving surgery.

We are deeply saddened to report that Alefa died after surgery to remove her brain tumor, due to wound infection and a possible pulmonary embolism, explains her medical team.

Despite the outcome, we remain grateful Alefa was able to access the care she needed. We remain committed to transparently reporting all outcomes, even the ones we wish were different.

Thank you for your support of Alefa and her family.

We are deeply saddened to report that Alefa died after surgery to remove her brain tumor, due to wound infection and a possible pulmonary em...

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July 21, 2015

Meet Alefa, a 57-year-old woman from Malawi. “Alefa is a housewife with eight children. She depends on farming cassava to earn a living,” shares our medical partner, World Altering Medicine (WAM).

Alefa was recently diagnosed with a brain tumor. WAM tell us the tumor causes her to experience severe headaches and poor sight. Because of her condition, Alefa requires constant support.

$1,500 will fund a resection of the brain, removing the tumor so that normal brain tissue can continue to grow. The funding Alefa receives will also ensure that she receives post-surgical monitoring in the ICU along with medications and further brain imaging.

“Alefa says she will be very grateful if she finds well-wishers to support her to have surgery, so that she can get back to normal,” shares WAM.

Meet Alefa, a 57-year-old woman from Malawi. “Alefa is a housewife with eight children. She depends on farming cassava to earn a living,” sh...

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Alefa's Timeline

  • July 21, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Alefa was submitted by Tawonga Kayira, Program Manager at World Altering Medicine.

  • July 22, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Alefa received treatment. 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.

  • August 3, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Alefa's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 13, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Alefa's treatment was fully funded.

  • May 20, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Alefa. Read the update.

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