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Success! Natalia from Kenya raised $565 to fund an adenotonsillectomy.

Natalia
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  • $565 raised, $0 to go
$565
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Natalia's treatment was fully funded on May 28, 2021.

Photo of Natalia post-operation

April 12, 2021

Natalia underwent an adenotonsillectomy.

Natalia had successful treatment and was up and about by the end of that same day. She looked very excited to know that once fully healed, she will not experience recurrent tonsillitis. As a result of this treatment, Natalia will be able to enjoy playing with her friends and go back to school.

Natalia’s grandmother shared, “I can only say God bless you all for assisting my granddaughter. I can’t wait to see her jumping up and down with her friends. Now she can go back to school and continue with her studies without interruption.”

Natalia had successful treatment and was up and about by the end of that same day. She looked very excited to know that once fully healed, s...

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March 22, 2021

Natalia is an eight-year-old girl. She’s in grade three and is the oldest in a family of two children. Natalia is very clever in school and she likes to play with her friends. Natalia’s parents work as hawkers selling small items to make a living for their family.

For about four years, Natalia has had on and off tonsillitis and a common cold. This has affected her happiness and relationships with her friends. She has visited many facilities for treatment and while the swelling in her tonsils subsides, it ultimately comes back.

Natalia visited our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), accompanied by her grandmother who works at the care center. Now, AMH is requesting $565 to fund an adenotonsillectomy for Natalia, which is scheduled for March 26th. If left untreated, Natalia could be at risk of complications like chronic tonsillitis, middle ear infection, peritonsillar abscess, and rheumatic fever.

Natalia’s grandmother shared, “Natalia is my first grandchild and I love her very much. I hope Watsi can support us so that she can get well and continue with her normal life, and also be ready to go back to school when it reopens.”

Natalia is an eight-year-old girl. She's in grade three and is the oldest in a family of two children. Natalia is very clever in school and ...

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Natalia's Timeline

  • March 22, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Natalia was submitted by Beatrice Njoroge, Curative Medical Support Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • March 24, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Natalia's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 26, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Natalia received treatment at Nazareth Hospital in Kenya. 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.

  • April 12, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Natalia's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • May 28, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Natalia's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 17 donors

Funded by 17 donors

Treatment
Adenotonsillectomy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $565 for Natalia's treatment
Hospital Fees
$427
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$6
Supplies
$74
Labs
$31
Other
$27

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Tusingwire

Tusingwire is a 53-year-old woman and a mother of three children. Two of her children have gotten married after completing school, while her youngest child is still in school. Together with her husband, Tusingwire cultivates a small piece of land to make ends meet. A vast part of their land has so far been sold to pay fees for their children. They have to work very hard in order to meet family demands, and struggle to also pay medical fees. For a year now, Tusingwire has been experiencing lower abdominal and back pains and other challenging symptoms. She has been diagnosed with multiple uterine fibroids. The condition gives her restless nights and makes her feel fatigued easily. The bleeding also worries her as it might cause anaemia. Tusingwire has tried managing her condition with medication, to no avail. At one of the facilities, she had surgery recommended and was contemplating selling her only piece of land to raise the amount required for surgery. However, she was fortunately referred to our medical partner's care center Nyakibale Hospital, where she met our Watsi partner team. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $219 to fund Tusingwire's surgery. On June 9th, she will undergo gynecological surgery at our medical partner's care center. Once recovered, Tusingwire will be able to resume her daily activities free of pain. Tusingwire shared, “I humbly beg that you help me undergo the surgery since I can’t afford the cost. I hope to recover well afterwards and continue with farming so as to educate my little daughter at least up to senior four.”

11% funded

11%funded
$26raised
$193to go

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