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Success! Frank from Malawi raised $28 to fund a dental extraction.

Frank
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  • $28 raised, $0 to go
$28
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Frank's treatment was fully funded on August 25, 2017.

Photo of Frank post-operation

August 8, 2017

Frank underwent a dental extraction.

Frank’s extraction was a success. He will now be free from tooth pain.

He says, “Thank you.”

Frank's extraction was a success. He will now be free from tooth pain. He says, “Thank you.”...

July 18, 2017

Frank is a farmer from Malawi. He recently traveled to our medical partner’s care center, Kabudula Community Hospital. Kabudula is a rural community outside of the capital city of Lilongwe. The health catchment area serves roughly 350,000 people, but the health centers and the hospital are often poorly stocked and staffed.  One of Frank’s teeth has been causing him bothersome symptoms. Diet is an issue for dental health in Malawi, where sugarcane is prevalent. Also, there is little to no oral health education in Malawi and limited access to a dental professional. In fact, there are fewer than 20 dentists across the country. Fortunately, a visiting dentist will perform a dental extraction. A dental extraction is a simple procedure with few risks, and it will result in a significant reduction in his symptoms. Frank is scheduled to undergo treatment on July 18. Our medical partner, World Altering Medicine, is requesting just $28 to fund the procedure.

Frank is a farmer from Malawi. He recently traveled to our medical partner’s care center, Kabudula Community Hospital. Kabudula is a rural c...

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Frank's Timeline

  • July 18, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Frank was submitted by Sadie Bazur-Leidy, Director of Operations at World Altering Medicine, our medical partner in Malawi.

  • July 18, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Frank received treatment at Kabudula Rural Community Hospital. 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.

  • July 24, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Frank's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 08, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Frank's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • August 25, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Frank's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 1 donor

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Funded by 1 donor

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Treatment
Dental Extraction
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $28 for Frank's treatment
Hospital Fees
$26
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$2
Supplies
$0

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Paw

Paw is a 62-year-old widow from Thailand. She lives with her older brother in Thaw Lae Hta Village, Mae Sariang Town, Mae Hong Son Province. Paw has works as a homemaker taking care of her brother who cannot work due to congenital mental and physical disabilities. Paw has a younger sister in the same town who supports her financially and is her main source of income. Since 2014, Paw has been experiencing some abnormal pain in her right lower abdomen. She has been diagnosed with a myoma. She has been advised to undergo a total abdominal hysterectomy, the surgical removal of her uterus and cervix. If left untreated, Paw's symptoms will continue to worsen and put her at risk for further health complications in the future. Fortunately, Paw is scheduled to undergo her hysterectomy on November 19th. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of her procedure and care. Once recovered, Paw will no longer abdominal pain and she will be able to take care of her brother. Paw said, "Since 2019, I have been experiencing increased levels of pain in my right lower abdomen, increased back pain, and difficulty sleeping. Riding a motorbike aggravates the pain even more. I also experience dysuria and sometimes it takes me longer to use the bathroom. My appetite is good, but I cannot eat as much as I want because I experiences abdominal tightness, difficulty breathing, and fullness in my stomach when I eat too much."

77% funded

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$1,156raised
$343to go

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