Success! Florence from Malawi raised $541 to fund gynecological surgery.

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Fully funded
Florence's treatment was fully funded on August 6, 2019.
  • Florence's story
  • Florence's update
May 6, 2019

Photo of Florence post-operation

May 13, 2019

Florence underwent gynecological surgery.

Surgery was successful. She looks forward to continuing her education. She says, "I'm so happy to be helped, I ask God to continue blessi...

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Florence's Timeline

  • May 6, 2019

    Florence was submitted by Angela Quashigah at World Altering Medicine.

  • May 7, 2019

    Florence 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.

  • May 7, 2019

    Florence's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 13, 2019

    Florence's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • August 6, 2019

    Florence's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 10 donors

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Edina, a 41-year-old mother of seven, works as a vegetable seller, earning about $2.97 per day for her family's upkeep. She finds joy interacting with her customers and has a fondness for chicken and nsima, a Malawian staple porridge made from maize flour. Four years ago, Edina discovered a small, painless swelling on the right side of her neck. After seeking medical advice at a nearby hospital, she was diagnosed with goiter, an enlargement of the thyroid gland. She was instructed to wait for an opportunity for surgery, but her condition has worsened, causing breathlessness, neck pain, and difficulty lifting heavy objects. This has affected her work capacity and resulted in a decrease in income. Inspired by a fellow community member's journey to seek help, Edina visited our medical partner's care facility, Partners in Hope Medical Centre, where a surgeon reconfirmed the need for a thyroidectomy, the surgical removal of all or part of your thyroid gland. Faced with financial hardships, Edina is seeking support for her surgery treatment. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Edina receive treatment. On March 20th, surgeons at PIH will perform a thyroidectomy to relieve her symptoms and help her resume her vegetable business at full capacity. Now, Edina needs help to fund this $1,015 procedure. Edina says, “I feel so fortunate to get the opportunity for support. Thank you so much, I believe surgery will help me get back to normal life."

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