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Success! Tabby from Tanzania raised $743 to fund surgery to repair her congenital condition.

Tabby
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  • $743 raised, $0 to go
$743
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Tabby's treatment was fully funded on December 1, 2020.

Photo of Tabby post-operation

October 16, 2020

Tabby underwent surgery to repair her congenital condition.

Tabby had successful surgery in our facility. The surgery made it possible for her to pass stool. Her parents bring her to the facility for a regular check-up from the doctor so that he can assess her recovery and plan for the next surgery.

Tabby’s mother says, “Your financial support is greatly appreciated.”

Tabby had successful surgery in our facility. The surgery made it possible for her to pass stool. Her parents bring her to the facility for ...

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August 5, 2020

Tabby is an 8-month-old girl from Tanzania. She is the youngest in a family of three children. She was born with a congenital birth defect that required a colostomy, a surgical operation where a piece of the colon is diverted to an artificial opening in the abdominal wall so as to bypass a damaged part of the colon. Now, Tabby needs a follow-up surgery that will remove her colostomy and enable her to pass stool normally.

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the ability of Tabby’s parents to work and they are unable to pay for her surgery. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, can help. They are asking for your help to fund this $743 surgery.

Tabby’s mother shared, “I will be happy to see my daughter treated.”

Tabby is an 8-month-old girl from Tanzania. She is the youngest in a family of three children. She was born with a congenital birth defect t...

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Tabby's Timeline

  • August 5, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • August 06, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Tabby received treatment at BethanyKids Kijabe Hospital (BKKH). 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.

  • August 06, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Tabby's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 16, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Tabby's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 01, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Tabby's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 19 donors

Funded by 19 donors

Treatment
Anorectoplasty
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $743 for Tabby's treatment
Hospital Fees
$672
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$26
Supplies
$0
Labs
$9
Other
$36

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7% funded

7%funded
$20raised
$232to go
Alamunyaki

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