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Santiago from Tanzania raised $633 to fund tonsil surgery.

Santiago
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  • $633 raised, $0 to go
$633
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Santiago's treatment was fully funded on December 28, 2018.

Photo of Santiago post-operation

November 6, 2018

Santiago underwent tonsil surgery.

Surgery was successful. He can now breathe and sleep comfortably.

Santiago’s mother says, “Thank you very much for treating my son he is now breathing and sleeping without any problem.”

Surgery was successful. He can now breathe and sleep comfortably. Santiago’s mother says, “Thank you very much for treating my son he is...

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October 17, 2018

Santiago is a child from Tanzania. He is the youngest in a family of four children.

For one year, Santiago has been experiencing difficulty breathing, especially at night. This has caused him to have problems sleeping. Santiago was recently diagnosed with enlarged tonsils, which, if not treated, will cause his symptoms to persist and possibly intensify over time.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $633 to fund a tonsillectomy for Santiago, which is scheduled to take place on October 19. Surgeons will remove his tonsils, hopefully relieving Santiago of his symptoms and helping him live more comfortably.

Santiago’s mother says, “Santiago’s father abandoned us due to his condition. I am left to provide for them. Please help my son get the surgery. I can’t afford it.”

Santiago is a child from Tanzania. He is the youngest in a family of four children. For one year, Santiago has been experiencing difficu...

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Santiago's Timeline

  • October 17, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Santiago 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

    Santiago 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

    Santiago's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 06, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Santiago. Read the update.

  • December 28, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Santiago's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 20 donors

Funded by 20 donors

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

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