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Neema is a child from Tanzania who needs $633 to fund a tonsillectomy.

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August 22, 2019

Neema is a child from Tanzania. She is the fourth born child in a family of four children. Neema’s mother is a stay home mother she is was working before Neema’s birth, but after Neema was born with Spinal Bifida she had to be committed to taking care of Neema and her father is a small business man.

Three months ago, Neema has been experiencing difficulty in breathing and sleep apnea. She was given medication to use for a few days which helped but her condition has been worsening as she is growing up. Neema was recently diagnosed with enlarged tonsils, which, if not treated, will cause her symptoms to persist and possibly intensify over time.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $633 to fund a tonsillectomy for Neema, which is scheduled to take place on August 23rd. Surgeons will remove her tonsils, hopefully relieving Neema of her symptoms and helping her live more comfortably.

Neema’s mother says, “Neema’s condition is getting worse she is not sleeping well and her health is deteriorating. Please help her get this treatment.”

Neema is a child from Tanzania. She is the fourth born child in a family of four children. Neema’s mother is a stay home mother she is was w...

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Neema's Timeline

  • August 22, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • August 23, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Neema received 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.

  • November 10, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Neema's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 10, 2019
    AWAITING UPDATE

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

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Neema is currently raising funds for her treatment.

Funded by 1 donor

Funded by 1 donor

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

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