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

Faith
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  • $633 raised, $0 to go
$633
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Faith's treatment was fully funded on December 26, 2018.

Photo of Faith post-operation

November 29, 2018

Faith underwent tonsil surgery.

Faith’s surgery went well. She is no longer having trouble breathing or eating.

Faith’s surgery went well. She is no longer having trouble breathing or eating....

October 17, 2018

Faith is a baby from Tanzania. She is an only child in her small family. Faith’s father is a motorcycle driver, and her mother is a stay-at-home mother.

Recently, Faith has been experiencing regular fevers and sleep apnea. Frequent illness has caused Faith to make repeated visits to the hospital. Faith 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 Faith, which is scheduled to take place on October 19. Surgeons will remove her tonsils, hopefully relieving Faith of her symptoms and helping her live more comfortably.

Faith’s father says, “Please help my daughter get the treatment needed for her to be able to eat and breath well.”

Faith is a baby from Tanzania. She is an only child in her small family. Faith’s father is a motorcycle driver, and her mother is a stay-at-...

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Faith's Timeline

  • October 17, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • October 19, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Faith 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.

  • October 20, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Faith's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 29, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Faith's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 26, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Faith's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 8 donors

Funded by 8 donors

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

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Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Thean

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