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Success! Fabian from Tanzania raised $609 to fund surgery to help him breathe.

Fabian
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  • $609 raised, $0 to go
$609
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Fabian's treatment was fully funded on July 4, 2018.

Photo of Fabian post-operation

May 30, 2018

Fabian underwent surgery to help him breathe.

Fabian’s surgery went well. He is now able to eat better and his heath is improving. Fabian no longer suffers from sleep apnea or trouble breathing.

Fabian’s mother says, “Thank you for helping my son, he has already improved a lot. His appetite is coming back and he sleeps soundly now.”

Fabian’s surgery went well. He is now able to eat better and his heath is improving. Fabian no longer suffers from sleep apnea or trouble br...

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May 16, 2018

Fabian is a baby from Tanzania. His parents are both subsistence farmers. They have spent almost all their savings seeking treatment for Fabian.

Since he was one month old, Fabian has been experiencing sleep apnea and difficulty breathing. This causes him frequent illness. He was recently diagnosed with enlarged adenoids, which are the soft tissue behind the nasal cavity. Without treatment, this condition will cause Fabian’s symptoms to persist and possibly even intensify.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $609 to fund an adenoidectomy for Fabian, which is scheduled to take place on May 17. Surgeons will remove his adenoids, hopefully relieving Fabian of his symptoms and helping him live more comfortably.

Fabian’s father says, “Please help my son get treatment and get better. There is nothing I can do or say that is going to show how grateful I will be for that.”

Fabian is a baby from Tanzania. His parents are both subsistence farmers. They have spent almost all their savings seeking treatment for Fab...

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Fabian's Timeline

  • May 16, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • May 16, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Fabian's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 17, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Fabian 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.

  • May 30, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Fabian's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • July 04, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Fabian's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 19 donors

Funded by 19 donors

Treatment
Adenoidectomy
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $609 for Fabian's treatment
Hospital Fees
$571
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$24
Supplies
$0
Labs
$14
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

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

Infected adenoids may become enlarged or chronically infected. This condition can subsequently lead to obstructed breathing, snoring or sleep apnea, frequent sinus or ear infections, sore throat, difficulty swallowing, and habitual mouth breathing.

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

Patients will often experience frequent infections and obstructed breathing.

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

An adenoidectomy is one of the most common procedures performed worldwide, and it is not specific to our medical partner's region.

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

What does the treatment process look like?

Patients are generally in the hospital for about five days after surgery. They are discharged if there are no signs of swelling or infection.

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

After surgery, most children have fewer and milder throat infections and fewer ear infections. They also breathe more easily through the nose.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

An adenoidectomy is an operation with a long history of excellent results. It is usually performed with a tonsillectomy. In other words, both the adenoids and the tonsils are removed together.

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

There are few quality hospitals in our medical partner's region with the expertise and resources to perform this procedure.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

Infection of the adenoids can be treated with antibiotics. An adenoidectomy is required if the patient has frequent infections or ongoing breathing problems, and antibiotics do not help.

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