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Success! Nereah from Kenya raised $565 to fund an adenotonsillectomy to help her breathe and sleep well.

Nereah
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  • $565 raised, $0 to go
$565
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Nereah's treatment was fully funded on August 2, 2022.

Photo of Nereah post-operation

August 29, 2022

Nereah underwent an adenotonsillectomy to help her breathe and sleep well.

Nereah was accompanied to the hospital by her mother for her adenotonsillectomy surgery. Her procedure went well, and Nereah is recovering nicely! Now, Nereah can now breathe easily and is free from nose blockage, pain, and the risk of future complications had her condition been untreated.

“I am very happy and grateful to all the staff of the hospital; they were very kind to us. I am also appreciative to the people who assisted my daughter. It will be good to see her sleep without a hard time breathing. We shall also be able to relax from the frequent hospital visits,” said Nereah’s mother with a smile as big as her daughter’s.

Nereah was accompanied to the hospital by her mother for her adenotonsillectomy surgery. Her procedure went well, and Nereah is recovering n...

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April 26, 2022

Nereah is a beautiful four-year-old girl. Nereah is the firstborn in a family of two and likes to play a lot, which makes her parents very happy to see. At the moment, she has started preschool.

Nereah’s mother is a homemaker, while her father is a laborer at road construction sites whenever he can get the work. They have had National Health Insurance in the past, but now to reactivate they are were required to pay upfront for one year, which they could not afford. Fortunately, the Nazareth Hospital Reception team identified their significant need and referred them to our medical partner’s representative at the hospital. As Nereah’s parents cannot afford the surgery, they need help raising $565 for her care.

According to her mother, Nereah’s condition started when she was about three weeks old, but her mother did not realize it was a problem until about one year ago. She has been having frequent nose blockage and needs to breathe through her mouth especially at night, as well as as frequent common colds and swelling of her tonsils. Despite getting various types of medication, there has not been improvement. A scan showed adenoid-palatine hypertrophy, and the ENT team has advised surgery to solve her condition.

If not treated, Nereah will continue suffering from symptoms and may have further complications like middle ear infections and sleeping disorders.

“We have been waiting and hoping insurance would approve our surgical request, but now we don’t know what to do. We hope her surgery could be sponsored so that our daughter can get treated and stop suffering at night,” said Nereah’s mother.

Nereah is a beautiful four-year-old girl. Nereah is the firstborn in a family of two and likes to play a lot, which makes her parents very h...

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Nereah's Timeline

  • April 26, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • April 29, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Nereah 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.

  • May 2, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Nereah's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 2, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Nereah's treatment was fully funded.

  • August 29, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Nereah's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 4 donors

Funded by 4 donors

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

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Thein

Thein is a 42-year-old woman from Burma. She lives with her husband, son, daughter, mother-in-law and step-granddaughter in Palu Village, Myawaddy Township, Karen State, Burma. Thein’s husband is still recovering from an illness and is also looking after her as her caregiver. Her mother-in-law has impaired vision and is looked after by her children. Her two children stopped going to school in 2020, when schools closed due to COVID-19. After the coup in February 2021, their school never reopened. Thein works as a day laborer and as a farmer, but she has not been able to plant anything this year. In December 2021, she and her family had to flee their village for a month due to armed clashes in their village. After they were able to return, Thein was too scared to go to her farmland since she had been told that the area around the village is full of landmines. It has been a very difficult time for their family as Thein’s house was also destroyed during the armed clashes in their village. They are currently living with Thein’s mother-in-law, whose house partially survived the recent violence and destruction. Thein's family currently lives off of donations that Palu villagers receive as internally displaced peoples (IDPs), and the rice they harvested last year before they had to flee. Since July 2021, Thein has been experiencing backpain when she sits or lays down. She feels better when she is standing or walking. After she eats, she feels bloated and uncomfortable. She has been diagnosed with large abdominal endometriosis. She has been advised to undergo a total abdominal hysterectomy, the surgical removal of her uterus and cervix. If left untreated, Thein's symptoms will continue to worsen and put her at risk for further health complications in the future. Fortunately, Thein is scheduled to undergo her hysterectomy on July 20th. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of her procedure and care. Once recovered she will no longer be in pain and will be able to sit and lie down comfortably. Despite the hard moment they are in, Thein tries to stay hopeful about rebuilding her life: “When I recover fully, I want to go back to work so that I can earn money. I want to rebuild my house and live there with my family.”

72% funded

72%funded
$1,092raised
$408to go

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