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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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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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Florian

Florian is a 20-year-old farmer from Tanzania. He is sixth born in a family of nine children. He is a very hard working young man and helps his mother working in the family farms. He also helps his mother to look after his young brothers and sisters and assist with putting them through school. Florian was not fortunate to proceed with the school after graduating from his primary school education since his father passed away shortly after and he was forced to join his two brothers in helping their mother. Florian’s father passed away five years ago and his mother is a subsistence farmer. Florian has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the brain and increases intracranial pressure. As a result of his condition, Florian has been experiencing severe headaches and dizziness. Without treatment, Florian will experience severe physical and developmental delays. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,300 to cover the cost of surgery for Florian that will treat his hydrocephalus. The procedure is scheduled to take place on September 9th and will drain the excess fluid from Florian's brain. This will reduce intracranial pressure and greatly improve his quality of life. With proper treatment, Florian will hopefully continue to develop into a strong, healthy young man. Florian says, “Please help me get this treatment, my family is not able to pay for my needed surgery. Please help me so that I may get well.”

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$1,146raised
$154to go

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