Success! Lomoyana from Tanzania raised $1,035 to fund an amputation.

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Fully funded
Lomoyana's treatment was fully funded on November 5, 2018.
  • Lomoyana's story
  • Lomoyana's update
August 20, 2018

Photo of Lomoyana post-operation

October 7, 2018

Lomoyana underwent an amputation.

Lomoyani’s re-amputation surgery went well. He is still receiving daily wound dressings, but the wound is healing well. Lomoyani’s guard...

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Lomoyana's Timeline

  • August 20, 2018

    Lomoyana was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, SAFE Senior Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • August 21, 2018

    Lomoyana's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 24, 2018

    Lomoyana received 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.

  • October 7, 2018

    Lomoyana's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • November 5, 2018

    Lomoyana's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 31 donors

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Andrew is a 62-year-old farmer from Malawi. He is married with five children, all living in their respective homes. He presently lives with his wife and two grandchildren, growing corn to support his family. He expressed that he would have desired to pursue a different career path, but he was unable to complete his primary school education, which unfortunately restricted his job opportunities. Three months ago, Andrew started experiencing discomfort in a sensitive area, including pain while carrying out daily activities. He went to a nearby health center, and was referred to the district hospital where he was unfortunately unable to secure an appointment with the surgeon. Andrew had a friend who had experienced a similar condition, and his friend recommended that he visit our medical partner's care center, Nkhoma Hospital. Andrew was diagnosed with benign prostatic hyperplasia, also known as an enlarged prostate. Physicians at Nkhoma Hospital determined that Andrew should undergo a prostatectomy, which is a surgery to remove part or all of the prostate. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Andrew receive treatment. On April 16th, surgeons at Nkhoma Hospital will perform a prostatectomy to alleviate his pain and treat his condition. Andrew and his family are able to contribute $58 towards the cost of his treatment and need help raising $530 more to fund the operation. Andrew says, "Treatment is what I’m looking for, and I will be glad when this condition is healed.”

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