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Success! Kennedy from Tanzania raised $609 to fund adenoid surgery.

Kennedy
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  • $609 raised, $0 to go
$609
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Kennedy's treatment was fully funded on July 9, 2018.

Photo of Kennedy post-operation

July 5, 2018

Kennedy underwent adenoid surgery.

Kennedy’s surgery went well. He is recovering smoothly and will soon be able to breathe normally.

Kennedy’s mother says, “Despite the little pain he had the first two days after surgery, my son can now breath well. God bless you all.”

Kennedy’s surgery went well. He is recovering smoothly and will soon be able to breathe normally. Kennedy’s mother says, “Despite the l...

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May 29, 2018

Kennedy is a boy from Tanzania. Since he was one year old, Kennedy has been experiencing a sore throat and difficulty swallowing. Because of the condition, he has difficulty eating and sleeping. He was recently diagnosed with enlarged adenoids, which are the soft tissue behind the nasal cavity. Without treatment, this condition will cause Kennedy’s symptoms to persist and possibly even intensify.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $609 to fund an adenoidectomy for Kennedy, which is scheduled to take place on May 31. Surgeons will remove his adenoids, hopefully relieving Kennedy of his symptoms and helping him live more comfortably.

Kennedy’s mother says, “We cannot afford our son’s surgery but would really love to see him get better. We will always be grateful if you help support his surgery.”

Kennedy is a boy from Tanzania. Since he was one year old, Kennedy has been experiencing a sore throat and difficulty swallowing. Because of...

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Kennedy's Timeline

  • May 29, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Kennedy was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • June 1, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Kennedy's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 13, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Kennedy 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.

  • July 5, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Kennedy's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • July 9, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Kennedy's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 14 donors

Funded by 14 donors

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