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

Upendo
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  • $633 raised, $0 to go
$633
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Upendo's treatment was fully funded on May 14, 2018.

Photo of Upendo post-operation

May 30, 2018

Upendo underwent tonsil surgery.

She has made a full recovery and her mother says she sleeps very well and that now she has become more playful and active.

Upendo says, “I cannot wait to start my primary school. I am healthy now, thank you.”

She has made a full recovery and her mother says she sleeps very well and that now she has become more playful and active. Upendo says, “...

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May 2, 2018

Upendo is a young girl from Tanzania. She is an only child in her small family. Upendo is currently in kindergarten, and she hopes to enroll to primary school next year. Upendo is a happy child who loves her friends and enjoys singing. Her mother sells cloths, and her father is drives a motorcycle.

For three years, Upendo has been experiencing difficulty breathing and frequent fever. This has caused her to miss school often. Upendo was recently diagnosed with enlarged tonsils, which, if not treated, will cause her symptoms to persist and possibly intensify over time.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $633 to fund a tonsillectomy for Upendo, which is scheduled to take place on May 3. Surgeons will remove her tonsils, hopefully relieving Upendo of her symptoms and helping her live more comfortably.

Upendo says, “Please help me get treatment so that I can be able to breath okay.”

Upendo is a young girl from Tanzania. She is an only child in her small family. Upendo is currently in kindergarten, and she hopes to enroll...

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Upendo's Timeline

  • May 2, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Upendo was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Tanzania.

  • May 02, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Upendo's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 14, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Upendo's treatment was fully funded.

  • May 17, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Upendo received treatment at Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre (ALMC). 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.

  • May 30, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Upendo's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 11 donors

Funded by 11 donors

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

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