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Success! Gift from Tanzania raised $1,500 to fund congenital anorectal malformation surgery.

Gift
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Gift's treatment was fully funded on November 28, 2020.

Photo of Gift post-operation

June 26, 2020

Gift underwent congenital anorectal malformation surgery.

Gift’s surgery was successful! Her doctors corrected her anal rectal malformation that had made it difficult for her to pass stool and had made her stomach swell, thereby causing discomfort and pain. Once fully healed, her quality of life will significantly improve and she will be able to play with her sibling.

Gift’s father shared, “Thank you very much for your support and help in funding my child’s treatment cost which we couldn’t afford. Our daughter can now pass stool with ease like other normal children’.’

Gift's surgery was successful! Her doctors corrected her anal rectal malformation that had made it difficult for her to pass stool and had m...

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April 20, 2020

Gift is one-year-old baby girl and the last born child in a family of two children. When Gift was two months old her parents noticed she was struggling to pass stool and urine, and her stomach would be very hard. They thought it was because she was still a small baby and that she would be ok as time goes by, but as time went on her condition kept worsening.

Her parents are small-scale farmers of maize and vegetables for a living, and they are struggling financially. They were able to take Gift to Watsi’s Medical Partner Care Center ALMC Hospital, where she was diagnosed with A.R.M. and doctors advised that she would need surgery to correct the problem. She was able to get funding support for the first stage of treatment so Gift had a colostomy placed. She now needs the follow-up stage of surgery of pull through and later a colostomy closure and are seeking $1,500 to support the treatment.

Gift’s mother says, “Our baby has been suffering from this condition for a while now but due to financial challenges we can’t afford the cost, please help us.”

Gift is one-year-old baby girl and the last born child in a family of two children. When Gift was two months old her parents noticed she was...

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Gift's Timeline

  • April 20, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • April 22, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Gift's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 28, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Gift 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.

  • June 26, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Gift's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • November 28, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Gift's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 37 donors

Funded by 37 donors

Treatment
Hirschbrung's/ARM (3-stage)
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $2,243 for Gift's treatment
Subsidies fund $743 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,966
Medical Staff
$30
Medication
$57
Supplies
$76
Labs
$114

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Touch is a 31-year-old construction worker from Cambodia. He has been married for 15 years and has one son and two daughters. Touch's daughters are in school, and his son is nine months old and not yet in school. His wife is a factory worker but does not make enough money to support their family's needs. Currently, he and his family live with his mother due to his inability to work. He describes his general health as very poor, especially since his accident. In 2019, Touch was hit by a car and his left tibia was fractured in the accident. His family took him to a government hospital, where they treated him with a skin flap, but the bone was not stabilized and remained unhealed. When Touch returned home, the wound appeared to heal, but he still couldn’t walk. His left knee is very painful, and the wound scars appear infected. Touch now has a knee flexion contracture and can only walk with support. He takes pain medication to ease his symptoms, but it is still too painful for him to walk. When Touch learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre (CSC), he traveled for four hours seeking treatment. On February 4th, surgeons at CSC will perform knee fusion procedure to help him to walk without pain, secure his left knee, and restore pain-free range of motion in his left knee. Now, Touch needs help to fund this $518 procedure. Touch shared, "I hope that after surgery, my left leg will have no pain, and I can go back to work to support my family."

38% funded

38%funded
$201raised
$317to go

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