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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.

  • July 18, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Frank received treatment at Kabudula Rural Community Hospital in Malawi. 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 8, 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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