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Success! Joel from Kenya raised $400 to fund a tonsillectomy.

Joel
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  • $400 raised, $0 to go
$400
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Joel's treatment was fully funded on April 15, 2020.

Photo of Joel post-operation

February 2, 2020

Joel underwent a tonsillectomy.

Joel’s surgery was successful and was reported to be uneventful. He was discharged when he was able to drink fluids. Joel will continue to follow up with his doctor to make sure he stays on track.

Joel says, “Since the surgery, I have been doing great. I sleep well and feed well too. Thank you supporters.”

Joel’s surgery was successful and was reported to be uneventful. He was discharged when he was able to drink fluids. Joel will continue to f...

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December 5, 2019

Joel is a 21-year-old nursing student. Two years ago, Joel started feeling some pain at the back of his throat. He is now struggling with symptomatic tonsillitis grade two hypertrophy and has been managing the condition with medications. However, he was reviewed and surgery recommended to control the recurrent condition.

Joel is not able to sleep well at night, swallows with difficulties and has lost considerable weight due to poor appetite. Joel comes from a humble background. His parents are peasant farmers relying on maize farming to provide for their four children. Their income is usually strained by school fees demands and daily upkeep. Joel, who hopes to become a nurse, has been missing classes from time to time due to lack of school fees. His parents are not able to raise the funds needed and he appeals for help.

Joel is a 21-year-old nursing student. Two years ago, Joel started feeling some pain at the back of his throat. He is now struggling with sy...

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Joel's Timeline

  • December 5, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Joel was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • December 06, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Joel received treatment at AIC Kapsowar Hospital. 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.

  • December 06, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Joel's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 02, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Joel's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • April 15, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Joel's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 5 donors

Funded by 5 donors

Treatment
Tonsillectomy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $400 for Joel's treatment
Hospital Fees
$160
Medical Staff
$155
Medication
$19
Supplies
$53
Labs
$13

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Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Nwe

Nwe is a 36-year-old woman from Burma. She lives with her family in Thingangkuun Township in Yangon Division. Nwe works as a seamstress at home while her husband works in a factory. In her free time, Nwe likes to play with her nephew who lives close by and also loves to watch movies at home. Nwe was diagnosed with a heart condition that involves a malformation of the mitral valve, the valve between the left atrium and left ventricle. This valve controls the flow of blood, but certain conditions may cause blood to flow backward or the valve to narrow. Currently, Nwe experiences tiredness especially when she walks for longer periods of time. If she feels tired, she also experiences heart palpitations. Sometimes, she also suffers from dizziness. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund a mitral valve replacement for Nwe. The treatment is scheduled to take place on March 24th and, once completed, will hopefully allow her to live more comfortably. Nwe shared, “I feel stressed about my condition. I am afraid to have surgery but there is no other option. I hope that after I have fully recovered from my surgery, I will be able to work as seamstress again.” Nwe’s husband is also worried for her and he has had to take time off from work to accompany her to all her appointments. He said, “I get paid daily for my work and if I do not work regularly then I have less income. Before, we were able to save some money from our work but since my wife was diagnosed with a heart problem and started to see the doctor for tests and medications, we can no longer save any money.”

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