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Success! Nolan from Tanzania raised $633 to fund tonsil surgery.

Nolan
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  • $633 raised, $0 to go
$633
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Nolan's treatment was fully funded on December 30, 2018.

Photo of Nolan post-operation

June 5, 2019

Nolan underwent tonsil surgery.

Nolan’s surgery went well. He is no longer having trouble breathing or eating, and he is no longer suffering from sleep apnea.

Nolan’s surgery went well. He is no longer having trouble breathing or eating, and he is no longer suffering from sleep apnea....

October 17, 2018

Nolan is a child from Tanzania. He is the youngest in a family of two children.

For two years, Nolan has been experiencing flu-like symptoms, trouble breathing, low appetite, and sleep apnea. Frequent illness has caused the family to make repeated trips to hospitals for his care. Nolan was recently diagnosed with enlarged tonsils, which, if not treated, will cause his symptoms to persist and possibly intensify over time.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $633 to fund a tonsillectomy for Nolan, which is scheduled to take place on October 19. Surgeons will remove his tonsils, hopefully relieving Nolan of his symptoms and helping him live more comfortably.

Nolan’s mother says, “I hope that my son will be able to sleep soundly without suffering of sleep apnea and that he will have a good childhood.”

Nolan is a child from Tanzania. He is the youngest in a family of two children. For two years, Nolan has been experiencing flu-like symp...

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Nolan's Timeline

  • October 17, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • October 19, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Nolan 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.

  • October 20, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Nolan's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 30, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Nolan's treatment was fully funded.

  • June 5, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Nolan's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 16 donors

Funded by 16 donors

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

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Phyo Ko

Phyo Ko is a 33-year-old man, living in Thailand with his wife and two young children. Originally from Burma, Phyo Ko and his family moved to Thailand in 2009, in search of better job opportunities. Phy Ko's wife stays home with the children, who are too young to go to school, while Phyo Ko works as a construction day laborer, earning under $12 a day. In early 2021, Phyo Ko and his friend were at work at a construction site, when scaffolding fell onto Phyo Ko's left hand and thigh. Initially, he used oil made from traditional medicine to ease the pain. However, a month after the accident, Phyo Ko noticed that there was a mass on his left leg, so he sought medical attention. The first doctor he visited could find nothing wrong, and sent Phyo Ko back home. His mass continued to grow in size, and the pain increased, making it impossible for Phyo Ko to continue working, so once again, he went to the hospital. This time, there were no doctors available to see him because of the pandemic. Finally, in April, Phyo Ko was able to receive a CT scan, thanks to our medical partner Burma Children Medical Fund and the Watis community. The CT scan revealed a hematoma, which requires surgical intervention. On June 16th, Phyo Ko will undergo surgery at Mae Sot General Hospital, to have the mass removed from his thigh. After the procedure, Phyo Ko should be able to walk, stand and work without pain, something he is unable to do now. Burma Children Medical Fund is seeking $1,500 to cover the costs of Phyo Ko's surgery. Phyo Ko said: "I would like to receive surgery soon so that the pain will go away. Before I received the CT scan, I was told that my leg could be be amputated because the mass on my leg is very big. However, after the CT scan, the doctor told me that they could remove the mass without amputation. I was so happy to hear this. I want to work and earn an income for my family after surgery."

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