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Joel is a nursing student from Kenya who needs $400 to fund a tonsillectomy.

Joel
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  • $267 raised, $133 to go
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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 Foundation, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • December 06, 2019
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Joel was scheduled to receive 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.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Joel is currently raising funds for his treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Joel's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare Foundation.

Funded by 3 donors

Funded by 3 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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