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Adelina from Tanzania raised $1,375 to get healthy.

Adelina
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  • $1,375 raised, $0 to go
$1,375
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$0
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Fully funded
Adelina's treatment was fully funded on April 14, 2014.

Photo of Adelina post-operation

February 12, 2015

Adelina received surgery to remove the cysts on her face and improve her mobility.

Adelina says, “At least now my face doesn’t hurt as much. I am eagerly waiting for June when the doctor can evaluate me. I am hopeful that the swelling will fade away!”

Adelina says, "At least now my face doesn’t hurt as much. I am eagerly waiting for June when the doctor can evaluate me. I am hopeful that t...

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March 17, 2014

Adelina is a sweet 15-year-old from Tanzania. She lives with her mother and grandparents, loves to play football (soccer), and dreams of growing up to become a soldier in the Tanzanian defense force. She also lives with unicystic ameloblastoma, which causes benign cysts to swell on her face. This swelling is both painful and extremely uncomfortable, and Adelina has become self-conscious when people make comments about her appearance.

Adelina says she loses sleep over her condition, and simply wishes to look normal again. Unfortunately, her mother is unable to pay for medical treatment and her father is indifferent to what Adelina is going through.

Together for $1375, the Watsi community can step in and help Adelina receive surgery to permanently remove the swelling from her face. Let’s help her go back to school, walk around without covering her face, and play with her friends comfortably again!

Adelina is a sweet 15-year-old from Tanzania. She lives with her mother and grandparents, loves to play football (soccer), and dreams of gro...

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Adelina's Timeline

  • March 17, 2014
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Adelina was submitted by Jon Fielder at African Mission Healthcare.

  • March 21, 2014
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Adelina received treatment. 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.

  • April 7, 2014
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Adelina's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 14, 2014
    FULLY FUNDED

    Adelina's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Adelina. Read the update.

Funded by 18 donors

Funded by 18 donors

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.