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Success! Isaya from Tanzania raised $633 to fund a tonsilectomy.

Isaya
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  • $633 raised, $0 to go
$633
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Isaya's treatment was fully funded on January 8, 2018.

Photo of Isaya post-operation

August 18, 2017

Isaya underwent a tonsilectomy.

Isaya is doing so much better after the surgery to remove his swollen tonsils. He can now sleep and eat better. He is no longer at risk for recurrent infection or regular fever.

Isaya’s mother says, “I am very grateful for this treatment that Isaya has gotten. He now sleeps well and does not suffer of sleep apnea anymore.”

Isaya is doing so much better after the surgery to remove his swollen tonsils. He can now sleep and eat better. He is no longer at risk for ...

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June 30, 2017

Isaya is a 10-year-old boy from Tanzania. He is in primary school and loves to study, especially English and Swahili.

A few days after Isaya was born, both him and his mother became sick. The doctors first thought they were experiencing allergies due to their difficulty breathing, but Isaya’s trouble breathing kept getting worse, despite the medication he was taking. His parents tried to seek help from different hospitals but did not have much success.

Isaya has enlarged tonsils that cause him pain when swallowing and cause him difficulty breathing. Due to his condition, Isaya has difficulty sleeping well and often falls ill.

Seeking treatment through our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, Isaya is scheduled to undergo a tonsilectomy on July 6. His family is requesting $633 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care.

“Please help my child get treatment, he has trouble breathing and he gets really sick,” his mother says.

Isaya is a 10-year-old boy from Tanzania. He is in primary school and loves to study, especially English and Swahili. A few days after Is...

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Isaya's Timeline

  • June 30, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Isaya was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare.

  • July 6, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Isaya received treatment at Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre (ALMC) in Tanzania. 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.

  • August 8, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Isaya's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 18, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Isaya's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • January 8, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Isaya's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 11 donors

Funded by 11 donors

Treatment
Tonsilectomy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $633 for Isaya's treatment
Hospital Fees
$586
Medical Staff
$15
Medication
$28
Supplies
$0
Labs
$4

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Thidar

Thidar is a 30-year-old woman who lives with her son, husband, parents in-law, brother-in-law, and sister-in-law in Burma. She, her husband, and her mother-in-law grow rice, beans, and sesame on their farm. During her free time, Thidar enjoys growing flowers and vegetables around her house. Ten years ago, after Thidar gave birth to her son, she began to experience troubling symptoms. These included chest pains and a rapid heartbeat. When visiting a clinic, medics determined that she has a heart condition. To help her condition and alleviate her symptoms, Thidar took medication regularly. However, she ran out of oral medication at the start of this year. This was a problem because medics at her local clinic were protesting against the February 2021 coup, so the clinic was closed. She also could not go to a different clinic because the military had many checkpoints around the nearest town at the time, and she was too scared to pass them. Months later, after experiencing exhaustion, a rapid heartbeat, painful and swollen joints, and a loss in appetite, Thidar was able to seek medical care and receive medication. Following the advice of a medic at the clinic, she eventually visited a hospital. There, she received an X-rays scan and an echocardiogram, which determined that Thidar has a heart disease requiring surgery. Due to financial constraints, she and her husband could not fund the needed procedure and had to return home with Thidar still experiencing the same troubling symptoms as before. Fortunately, our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is helping Thidar finally receive treatment. On July 22nd, surgeons will perform double valve replacement cardiac surgery. This procedure will hopefully alleviate her symptoms and allow her to live more comfortably and confidently. Now, Thidar and her family need help funding this $1,500 procedure. Thidar says, “I feel very sad and I want to cry because I have no money to pay for my surgery cost. My mother and husband had to borrow money with interest [to pay for some of my medical fees]. I am also worried that I cannot work and support my son. Now, I am very happy that my surgery cost will be supported. I am thankful to all the donors and the organization.”

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$910raised
$589to go

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