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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
to go
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 06, 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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Kendrick

Kendrick is a 6-month old boy from Kenya. He is a chubby, quiet child who was diagnosed with a left inguinal hernia, a condition that develops when fatty or intestinal tissues push through a weakness in the abdominal wall near the right or left inguinal canal. When he was four months old, Kendrick’s mother noticed a slight swelling on his groin. He was crying as if he was in pain. After some time the swelling retracted. A few days later, the same thing reoccurred but this time, they rushed him to the nearest hospital where he was diagnosed with a left inguinal hernia. Due to lack of a specialist, they were referred to Watsi's Medical Partner Care Center BethanyKids where surgery has been recommended. If not treated, Kendrick is at a risk of suffering strangulation which can potentially restrict blood flow to his tissues. Kendrick is the youngest in a family of three children. They live together in a two-room rental house in Kikuyu in Central Kenya. Kendrick’s mother is a housewife. His father is employed casually in a computer shop. With a very limited income, Kendrick’s parents are not in a position to raise the funds needed and but they have raise Kes. 10,000. Fortunately, on May 13th, he will undergo repair surgery at our medical partner's care center. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $423 to fund Kendrick's surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably. "I will appreciate help accorded towards my son’s surgical care,” says Kendrick’s mother.

16% funded

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$70raised
$353to go

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