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Baraka is a child from Tanzania who needs $633 to fund tonsil surgery.

Baraka
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  • $139 raised, $494 to go
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December 26, 2017

Baraka is a child from Tanzania. He loves playing and making new friends. Baraka has four other siblings, and they all depend on their mother, who is a casual laborer on surrounding farms. Baraka’s parents separated shortly after he was born.

Since he was a baby, Baraka has been experiencing heavy snoring at night and difficulty breathing and feeding. He also experiences frequent illness and sleep apnea. Baraka was recently diagnosed with enlarged tonsils, which, if not treated, will cause his symptoms to persist and possibly intensify over time.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $633 to fund a tonsillectomy for Baraka, which is scheduled to take place on December 28. Surgeons will remove his tonsils, hopefully relieving Baraka of his symptoms and helping him live more comfortably.

Baraka’s mother says, “I am very grateful for your helping us get treatment. My son breathes poorly…I am just so glad that this surgery will help him.”

Baraka is a child from Tanzania. He loves playing and making new friends. Baraka has four other siblings, and they all depend on their mothe...

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Baraka's Timeline

  • December 26, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • December 28, 2017
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Baraka was scheduled to receive 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.

  • January 03, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Baraka's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Baraka is currently raising funds for his treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Baraka's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare Foundation.

Funded by 4 donors

Funded by 4 donors

Treatment
Tonsilectomy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $633 for Baraka's treatment
Hospital Fees
$586
Medical Staff
$15
Medication
$28
Supplies
$0
Labs
$4

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