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Success! Praygod from Tanzania raised $609 to fund surgery to help him breathe.

Praygod
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$609
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$0
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Praygod's treatment was fully funded on December 6, 2018.

Photo of Praygod post-operation

November 6, 2018

Praygod underwent surgery to help him breathe.

Surgery was successful. He will now be able to breathe comfortably.

Praygod’s grandfather says, “Thank you very much for helping treat my grandchild. He has been through a lot. God bless you all.”

Surgery was successful. He will now be able to breathe comfortably. Praygod’s grandfather says, “Thank you very much for helping treat m...

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October 2, 2018

Praygod is a child from Tanzania. He is the only child to his single mother.

For one year, Praygod has been experiencing difficulty breathing and swallowing. This has affected his sleep and his eating. He was recently diagnosed with enlarged adenoids, which are the soft tissue behind the nasal cavity. Without treatment, this condition will cause Praygod’s symptoms to persist and possibly even intensify.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $609 to fund an adenoidectomy for Praygod, which is scheduled to take place on October 3. Surgeons will remove his adenoids, hopefully relieving Praygod of his symptoms and helping him live more comfortably.

Praygod’s grandfather says, “My grandson has been having this problem for a long time but we haven’t been able to help him due to the high cost of the surgery. Please help us if it’s possible.”

Praygod is a child from Tanzania. He is the only child to his single mother. For one year, Praygod has been experiencing difficulty breat...

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Praygod's Timeline

  • October 2, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • October 04, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Praygod 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 07, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Praygod's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 06, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Praygod's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 06, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Praygod's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 17 donors

Funded by 17 donors

Treatment
Adenoidectomy
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $609 for Praygod's treatment
Hospital Fees
$571
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$24
Supplies
$0
Labs
$14
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

​What kinds of symptoms do patients experience before receiving treatment?

Infected adenoids may become enlarged or chronically infected. This condition can subsequently lead to obstructed breathing, snoring or sleep apnea, frequent sinus or ear infections, sore throat, difficulty swallowing, and habitual mouth breathing.

​What is the impact on patients’ lives of living with these conditions?

Patients will often experience frequent infections and obstructed breathing.

What cultural or regional factors affect the treatment of these conditions?

An adenoidectomy is one of the most common procedures performed worldwide, and it is not specific to our medical partner's region.

  • Process
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Risks and side-effects
  • Accessibility
  • Alternatives

What does the treatment process look like?

Patients are generally in the hospital for about five days after surgery. They are discharged if there are no signs of swelling or infection.

What is the impact of this treatment on the patient’s life?

After surgery, most children have fewer and milder throat infections and fewer ear infections. They also breathe more easily through the nose.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

An adenoidectomy is an operation with a long history of excellent results. It is usually performed with a tonsillectomy. In other words, both the adenoids and the tonsils are removed together.

How accessible is treatment in the area? What is the typical journey like for a patient to receive care?

There are few quality hospitals in our medical partner's region with the expertise and resources to perform this procedure.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

Infection of the adenoids can be treated with antibiotics. An adenoidectomy is required if the patient has frequent infections or ongoing breathing problems, and antibiotics do not help.

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Kyin

Kyin is a 69-year-old retired teacher who lives with her 31-year-old son and 39-year-old daughter-in-law in Yangon, Burma. As a retired teacher since 2010, Kyin receives 140,000 kyat (approx. 140 USD) per month as part of her pension. She now volunteers as a teacher at a monastic school. Both her son and daughter-in-law work for a company. Kyin has another son who was paralysed in a workplace accident. He used to live with Kyin, but when her health deteriorated and she could no longer care for him, he was moved to a social care centre in Yangon. One day, in March 2016, Kyin was teaching at the monastic school, when suddenly she fainted. A medical emergency team then attended to her. When she felt better, a doctor told her that she might have a heart condition and advised her to see a heart specialist. One month after the incident, she went to a cardiologist at North Okkalapa General Hospital. There, she received an X-ray and an echocardiogram (echo). After checking her results, the doctor told her that she has a heart problem and that she can die if she does not receive appropriate treatment. The doctor prescribed her medication for her heart and told her that she will need to receive surgery if her health deteriorates. Six months ago, when Kyin received another echo and the doctor told her that she needs to receive surgery right away. However, her family could not afford to pay for her surgery. Therefore, the doctor said that he would help find them an organization that could help with paying for her surgery and medication. Currently, Kyin is unable to sleep well at night on her back and she needs to sleep propped up. She often feels tired and has shortness of breath.

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