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Success! Daudi from Tanzania raised $488 to breathe without difficulty.

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Daudi's treatment was fully funded on February 18, 2016.

Photo of Daudi post-operation

March 15, 2016

Daudi received successful surgery to breathe comfortably again.

Daudi’s adenoidectomy was performed successfully. After removing the enlarged adenoids, he can breathe easily and is doing very well with his recovery.

“I am pleased with the outcome of the surgery,” shares Daudi’s mother. “My son can now breathe well and sleeps better at night. I am very grateful for the financial support.”

Daudi's adenoidectomy was performed successfully. After removing the enlarged adenoids, he can breathe easily and is doing very well with hi...

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January 27, 2016

Meet Daudi! Daudi is a three-year-old boy from Tanzania. “He is the fifth and last born in the family,” our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF), reports.

Always curious, Daudi likes to observe and play with other children. He’s very quick to pick up the activities that he see’s the other children participating in, and tries to do the same.

Daudi has lived with an enlarged adenoid since birth, making it hard for him to breathe, especially through his nose. The adenoid is a patch of tissue at the back of the nasal passage that catches bacteria and germs trying to enter the body.

“He breathes with so much difficulty, especially at night,” AMHF tells us. “it sounds as though Daudi is snoring, even when he is not asleep.”

Coming from a large family, there are not enough resources to pay for Daudi’s operation. His mother stays at home with him and his siblings while his father cares for livestock.

$488 will cover the cost of treatment for Daudi, his three day hospital stay, and the necessary antibiotics. In the operation, his enlarged adenoid will be removed through his mouth.

After the operation, Daudi will be able to breathe through his nose and sleep throughout the night.

“If my son could become a doctor, I will be so happy,” Daudi’s mother shares. “For now, I wish he could breathe without difficulty.”

Meet Daudi! Daudi is a three-year-old boy from Tanzania. "He is the fifth and last born in the family," our medical partner, African Mission...

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Daudi's Timeline

  • January 27, 2016

    Daudi was submitted by Esupat Kimerei, Rehab Surgery Project Assistant Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • January 28, 2016

    Daudi 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.

  • February 17, 2016

    Daudi's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 18, 2016

    Daudi's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 15, 2016

    Daudi's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 16 donors

Funded by 16 donors

  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
  • 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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