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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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Mai

Mai is a 23-year-old woman from Burma. Lway lives with her parents and two sisters in Northern Shan State. Since she was three years old, Mai has suffered from an enlarged thyroid but her parents were able afford to take her to a clinic only when Mai was in grade seven. By then, the lump on Mai's throat has become noticeable. At the clinic, the doctor examined her neck and prescribed her medication. After a month, although Mai felt like her neck was still in the same size as before, the doctor told her that her goiter had been cured. Three years later, Mai's neck started to grow bigger. Having no money in hand, her parents did not take her any clinics although there was a tightness in her throat and it was uncomfortable for Mai to move her neck to the side. In 2018, Mai was selected to attend a training in Mae Sot. After her training, she was put in for an internship at Mae Tao Clinc (MTC). Through an advice from one of her trainers, Mai went to Mae Sot Hospital, where the doctor examined her and prescribe her medications. After three months of taking the medications, the doctor finally told her that she needed a surgery. Mai looks forward to receiving surgery soon. She plans to go back to her native town and work as an assistant health worker, after she has completed her treatment. Mai said, “When I told my parents that BCMF would provide support for my surgery, they’re very happy. They have been worried for me for a long time already. I would like to say a big thank you to BCMF for supporting my surgery. I’m very excited to be freed from this condition. I have suffered from this goiter for a long time!”

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