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Success! Fabiano from Malawi raised $302 to fund repair surgery.

Fabiano
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  • $302 raised, $0 to go
$302
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Fabiano's treatment was fully funded on June 15, 2018.
October 19, 2018

Fabiano underwent repair surgery.

Fabiano is so happy he no longer has to deal with the pain he was experiencing before this surgery. Unfortunately, our medical partner was unable to take an update photo.

He says, “Thank you.”

Fabiano is so happy he no longer has to deal with the pain he was experiencing before this surgery. Unfortunately, our medical partner was u...

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June 6, 2018

Fabiano is a bricklayer from Malawi. He lives with his wife, and when he isn’t working or helping his wife around their home, he likes to sing in his church choir.

For one year, Fabiano has had a hydrocele, which is a swelling in a sensitive area. This hydrocele causes Fabiano weakness and pain and has recently started to cause him to miss work. Fortunately, on June 7, he will undergo hydrocele repair surgery at Nkhoma Hospital, our medical partner’s care center.

Our medical partner, World Altering Medicine, is requesting $302 to fund Fabiano’s surgery. The requested money pays for supplies, medications, and six nights of hospital stay. Fabiano was thrilled to find out his surgery would be funded, and he is looking forward to no longer dealing with the weakness associated with his condition.

He says, “I am so happy. Thank you.”

Fabiano is a bricklayer from Malawi. He lives with his wife, and when he isn't working or helping his wife around their home, he likes to si...

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Fabiano's Timeline

  • June 6, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Fabiano was submitted by Alison Corbit, Project Coordinator at World Altering Medicine.

  • June 7, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Fabiano received treatment at Nkhoma Hospital in Malawi. 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.

  • June 9, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Fabiano's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 15, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Fabiano's treatment was fully funded.

  • October 19, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Fabiano's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 1 donor

Funded by 1 donor

Treatment
Hydrocele
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $302 for Fabiano's treatment
Hospital Fees
$196
Medical Staff
$32
Medication
$64
Supplies
$0
Travel
$7
Labs
$3
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

​What kinds of symptoms do patients experience before receiving treatment?

Patients will experience scrotal swelling, pain, and discomfort.

​What is the impact on patients’ lives of living with these conditions?

Patients will experience discomfort, pain, and shame. They may be unable to farm or do other work.

What cultural or regional factors affect the treatment of these conditions?

There is no regional significance to this condition.

  • Process
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Risks and side-effects
  • Accessibility
  • Alternatives

What does the treatment process look like?

Usually, treatment starts with pain medication only. If the condition sees no improvement, the patient will be referred for more specialized care, which can be provided at our medical partner's care center, Nkhoma Hospital.

What is the impact of this treatment on the patient’s life?

The patient will experience immediate improvement of the swelling and less pain.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

As with most surgeries, there is risk to undergoing anesthesia. There are also minor risks of infection or bleeding.

How accessible is treatment in the area? What is the typical journey like for a patient to receive care?

The nearest alternative hospital is 50 kilometers away. Because a hydrocele is not seen as an emergency condition, patients may experience long delays or have their surgeries postponed. This process can take several weeks or even months.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

Painkillers can provide temporary relief, but they will not treat the swelling.

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