Success! Sesilia from Tanzania raised $874 for hand surgery.

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Fully funded
Sesilia's treatment was fully funded on September 29, 2023.
  • Sesilia's story
  • Sesilia's update
March 8, 2023

Photo of Sesilia post-operation

October 9, 2023

Sesilia received a successful hand surgery.

Sesilia had a successful surgery for her hand and is in good health following her procedure. She is now in post-operative care learning how ...

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Sesilia's Timeline

  • March 8, 2023

    Sesilia was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, SAFE Senior Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • March 10, 2023

    Sesilia 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.

  • March 13, 2023

    Sesilia's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 29, 2023

    Sesilia's treatment was fully funded.

  • October 9, 2023

    Sesilia's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 17 donors

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Edina, a 41-year-old mother of seven, works as a vegetable seller, earning about $2.97 per day for her family's upkeep. She finds joy interacting with her customers and has a fondness for chicken and nsima, a Malawian staple porridge made from maize flour. Four years ago, Edina discovered a small, painless swelling on the right side of her neck. After seeking medical advice at a nearby hospital, she was diagnosed with goiter, an enlargement of the thyroid gland. She was instructed to wait for an opportunity for surgery, but her condition has worsened, causing breathlessness, neck pain, and difficulty lifting heavy objects. This has affected her work capacity and resulted in a decrease in income. Inspired by a fellow community member's journey to seek help, Edina visited our medical partner's care facility, Partners in Hope Medical Centre, where a surgeon reconfirmed the need for a thyroidectomy, the surgical removal of all or part of your thyroid gland. Faced with financial hardships, Edina is seeking support for her surgery treatment. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Edina receive treatment. On March 20th, surgeons at PIH will perform a thyroidectomy to relieve her symptoms and help her resume her vegetable business at full capacity. Now, Edina needs help to fund this $1,015 procedure. Edina says, “I feel so fortunate to get the opportunity for support. Thank you so much, I believe surgery will help me get back to normal life."

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