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Success! Lebahati from Tanzania raised $1,500 to fund corrective surgery.

Lebahati
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Fully funded
Lebahati's treatment was fully funded on September 8, 2018.

Photo of Lebahati post-operation

August 25, 2018

Lebahati underwent corrective surgery.

Lebahati’s surgery went well. After recovery, he should no longer experience bowel dysfunction, and he should be able to attend school.

Lebahati’s father says, “Thank you very much for helping my son.”

Lebahati’s surgery went well. After recovery, he should no longer experience bowel dysfunction, and he should be able to attend school. ...

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July 9, 2018

Lebahati is a 16-year-old from Tanzania. He is the third child in a family of seven. He loves playing football.

After Lebahati was born, he began to experience unpleasant symptoms. The family walked a long distance to visit the hospital, where he was diagnosed with a bowel malformation. The family learned that he would need to undergo several procedures to correct the condition.

Lebahati’s father borrowed money from friends to pay for the first procedure, but his parents were unable to raise enough money to pay for further treatment. Fortunately, the family learned about our medical partner’s care center and came seeking help.

Now, Lebahati is scheduled to undergo another corrective surgery on July 11. This treatment will cost $1,500, and his family needs help raising these funds.

He says, “Help me because I also want to go to school too.”

Lebahati is a 16-year-old from Tanzania. He is the third child in a family of seven. He loves playing football. After Lebahati was born,...

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Lebahati's Timeline

  • July 9, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • July 11, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Lebahati 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.

  • July 12, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Lebahati's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 25, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Lebahati's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • September 8, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Lebahati's treatment was fully funded.

Treatment
Hirschbrung's/ARM (3-stage)
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $2,243 for Lebahati's treatment
Subsidies fund $743 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,966
Medical Staff
$30
Medication
$57
Supplies
$76
Labs
$114

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Velonica

Velonica is a 43-year-old woman and a mother of three living children. She shared that she lost a set of twins just a few days after birth some 15 years ago but still holds fond memories of her lovely tiny twins. Her children are aged between 25 and 8 years old and they are all in school. The oldest daughter is at a teachers' training college and the youngest in 4th grade in primary school. Velonica lives with her children and husband in Dowa about 40 kilometers away from the city of Lilongwe in Malawi. She and her husband are subsistent farmers, although they usually don’t have enough food for the year and they seek support from her husband’s relatives that live in the same village. In 2013, Velonica developed a swelling on her neck. She visited different hospitals and finally was referred to Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH) where a diagnosis of goiter was made. A partial thyroidectomy was done at the facility in 2014. However, in 2019 her neck swelling resurfaced again. She started feeling pain, having sleepless nights, difficulties in swallowing, feeling neck tightness, and headaches. She reported again to Kamuzu Central Hospital and a rescan was recommended but unfortunately, it was not done at the time. While seeking alternatives, Velonica came to Partners in Hope Medical Center. She was seen by a surgeon who, after laboratory tests and a scan, concluded that her goiter has recurred. He recommended surgery to remove the enlarged thyroid gland in a procedure called a total thyroidectomy. Velonica is currently unable to help her husband on the farm and has challenges in performing daily duties. She is unable to lift water on her head or to carry other heavy loads. Velonica feels the condition is interfering with her life and is looking forward to living her normal life again soon. Velonica said, “I live at my husband’s village among my in-laws and it has been about 2 years now of failing to do the things that every woman does, this is threatening my marriage and makes me feel bad. I hope this operation will bring an end to all this and I will be able to do my household chores again.”

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