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Success! Ahmad from Tanzania raised $609 to fund surgery to help him breathe.

Ahmad
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  • $609 raised, $0 to go
$609
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Ahmad's treatment was fully funded on December 31, 2018.

Photo of Ahmad post-operation

November 6, 2018

Ahmad underwent surgery to help him breathe.

Ahmad had a successful surgery to remove his overgrown adenoids. He can now breathe comfortably.

Ahmad’s mother says, “Thank you very much for providing funds to treat my son.”

Ahmad had a successful surgery to remove his overgrown adenoids. He can now breathe comfortably. Ahmad’s mother says, “Thank you very mu...

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October 17, 2018

Ahmad is a baby from Tanzania. He is an only child to his young parents. Ahmad’s father works at their local market selling vegetables and fruits.

For five months, Ahmad has been experiencing difficulty breathing. He was recently diagnosed with enlarged adenoids, which are the soft tissue behind the nasal cavity. Without treatment, this condition will cause Ahmad’s symptoms to persist and possibly even intensify.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $609 to fund an adenoidectomy for Ahmad, which is scheduled to take place on October 19. Surgeons will remove his adenoids, hopefully relieving Ahmad of his symptoms and helping him live more comfortably.

Ahmad’s father says, “Please help us. We are unable to afford the surgery cost due to financial challenges.”

Ahmad is a baby from Tanzania. He is an only child to his young parents. Ahmad's father works at their local market selling vegetables and f...

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Ahmad's Timeline

  • October 17, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • October 19, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Ahmad 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.

  • October 20, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ahmad's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 6, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Ahmad's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 31, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Ahmad's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 21 donors

Funded by 21 donors

Treatment
Adenoidectomy
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $609 for Ahmad's treatment
Hospital Fees
$571
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$24
Supplies
$0
Labs
$14
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

​What kinds of symptoms do patients experience before receiving treatment?

Infected adenoids may become enlarged or chronically infected. This condition can subsequently lead to obstructed breathing, snoring or sleep apnea, frequent sinus or ear infections, sore throat, difficulty swallowing, and habitual mouth breathing.

​What is the impact on patients’ lives of living with these conditions?

Patients will often experience frequent infections and obstructed breathing.

What cultural or regional factors affect the treatment of these conditions?

An adenoidectomy is one of the most common procedures performed worldwide, and it is not specific to our medical partner's region.

  • Process
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Risks and side-effects
  • Accessibility
  • Alternatives

What does the treatment process look like?

Patients are generally in the hospital for about five days after surgery. They are discharged if there are no signs of swelling or infection.

What is the impact of this treatment on the patient’s life?

After surgery, most children have fewer and milder throat infections and fewer ear infections. They also breathe more easily through the nose.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

An adenoidectomy is an operation with a long history of excellent results. It is usually performed with a tonsillectomy. In other words, both the adenoids and the tonsils are removed together.

How accessible is treatment in the area? What is the typical journey like for a patient to receive care?

There are few quality hospitals in our medical partner's region with the expertise and resources to perform this procedure.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

Infection of the adenoids can be treated with antibiotics. An adenoidectomy is required if the patient has frequent infections or ongoing breathing problems, and antibiotics do not help.

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Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Shoh

Shoh is a 47-year-old man who lives with his wife, two sons, daughter-in-law and two daughters in Nu Poe Refugee Camp in Thailand. In the camp, Shoh and his oldest son are teachers who teach about the Quran for other refugees. They each earn 1,200 baht (approx. 40 USD) per month. His wife is often sick, and his eldest daughter has to look after her at home. His daughter-in-law is a homemaker while his youngest daughter and son are students. Shoh’s household receives 1,110 baht (approx. 37 USD) every month on a cash card to purchase rations in the camp. Their monthly household income is just enough to cover their daily expenses as they also receive free basic health care and education in the camp. Since February 2020, Shoh has had umbilical hearnia. Currently, Shoh’s abdomen pain is not severe but his hernia is still increasing in size. He feels uncomfortable when he walks because of his swollen abdomen. He cannot sleep well and is increasingly worried about his diagnosis. The pain in his abdomen increases when he feels cold, especially at night. Fortunately, on March 9th, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at Mae Sot General Hospital, our medical partner's care center. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund Shoh's hernia repair surgery. The procedure is scheduled to take place on March 9th and, once completed, will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably. Shoh said, “I do not want to stop being a teacher. I love teaching the Quran to young children. Also, if I do not teach, I do not earn an income and my family does not have enough income to cover our household expenses.”

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