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Ivan from Tanzania raised $609 to fund surgery to help him breathe.

Ivan
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  • $609 raised, $0 to go
$609
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Ivan's treatment was fully funded on February 26, 2018.
February 26, 2018

Ivan did not receive treatment as expected.

Ivan’s parents did not return to the hospital on the scheduled date for surgery. They are currently unreachable on the phone. If they do return, he will be re-eligible for Watsi funding.

Ivan's parents did not return to the hospital on the scheduled date for surgery. They are currently unreachable on the phone. If they do ret...

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February 13, 2018

Ivan is a baby from Tanzania. He is the first born in his young family. Ivan’s father is a motorcycle driver, and his mother is a stay-at-home mother.

For two months, Ivan has been experiencing trouble breathing and eating. Ivan’s parents make frequent visits to the hospital because he suffers repeated fevers and illness. He was recently diagnosed with enlarged adenoids, which are the soft tissue behind the nasal cavity. Without treatment, this condition will cause Ivan’s symptoms to persist and possibly even intensify.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $609 to fund an adenoidectomy for Ivan, which is scheduled to take place on February 14. Surgeons will remove his adenoids, hopefully relieving Ivan of his symptoms and helping him live more comfortably.

Ivan’s mother says, “Please help my son get this surgery. We have nothing to pay you but we pray to God to look after you and your families. Thank you so much for helping us get this treatment.”

Ivan is a baby from Tanzania. He is the first born in his young family. Ivan’s father is a motorcycle driver, and his mother is a stay-at-ho...

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Ivan's Timeline

  • February 13, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Ivan was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare.

  • February 13, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ivan's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 14, 2018
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Ivan was scheduled to receive treatment at Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre (ALMC) in Tanzania. 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 26, 2018
    FUNDING ENDED

    Ivan is no longer raising funds.

  • February 26, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Ivan's treatment did not happen. Read the update.

Funded by 8 donors

Funded by 8 donors

Treatment
Adenoidectomy
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $609 for Ivan'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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