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Success! Janet from Tanzania raised $609 to fund surgery to help her breathe.

Janet
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$609
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Janet's treatment was fully funded on November 5, 2018.

Photo of Janet post-operation

November 6, 2018

Janet underwent surgery to help her breathe.

Janeth had successful surgery, which helped removed the enlarged adenoids that were blocking her sinus.

Janeth’s mother says, “Thank you very much for helping fund for my daughter’s surgery. She can now study without any problem and fulfill her dreams.”

Janeth had successful surgery, which helped removed the enlarged adenoids that were blocking her sinus. Janeth’s mother says, “Thank you ...

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September 12, 2018

Janet is a young student from Tanzania. She is the youngest in a family of three children. Her best subjects are biology, history, and physics. She wishes to be a lawyer when she completes her studies.

For five years, Janet has been experiencing difficulty breathing, especially when sleeping. Frequent illness has affected her studies. She was recently diagnosed with enlarged adenoids, which are the soft tissue behind the nasal cavity. Without treatment, this condition will cause Janet’s symptoms to persist and possibly even intensify.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $609 to fund an adenoidectomy for Janet, which is scheduled to take place on September 25. Surgeons will remove her adenoids, hopefully relieving Janet of her symptoms and helping her live more comfortably.

Janet’s mother says, “Her condition has affected her studies due to less sleep caused by the breathing problem. Please help her.”

Janet is a young student from Tanzania. She is the youngest in a family of three children. Her best subjects are biology, history, and physi...

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Janet's Timeline

  • September 12, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Janet was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare Foundation, our medical partner in Tanzania.

  • September 20, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Janet's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 25, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Janet received treatment at Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre (ALMC). 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.

  • November 05, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Janet's treatment was fully funded.

  • November 06, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Janet's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 9 donors

Funded by 9 donors

Treatment
Adenoidectomy
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $609 for Janet's treatment
Hospital Fees
$571
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$24
Supplies
$0
Labs
$14
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

​What kinds of symptoms do patients experience before receiving treatment?

Infected adenoids may become enlarged or chronically infected. This condition can subsequently lead to obstructed breathing, snoring or sleep apnea, frequent sinus or ear infections, sore throat, difficulty swallowing, and habitual mouth breathing.

​What is the impact on patients’ lives of living with these conditions?

Patients will often experience frequent infections and obstructed breathing.

What cultural or regional factors affect the treatment of these conditions?

An adenoidectomy is one of the most common procedures performed worldwide, and it is not specific to our medical partner's region.

  • Process
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Risks and side-effects
  • Accessibility
  • Alternatives

What does the treatment process look like?

Patients are generally in the hospital for about five days after surgery. They are discharged if there are no signs of swelling or infection.

What is the impact of this treatment on the patient’s life?

After surgery, most children have fewer and milder throat infections and fewer ear infections. They also breathe more easily through the nose.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

An adenoidectomy is an operation with a long history of excellent results. It is usually performed with a tonsillectomy. In other words, both the adenoids and the tonsils are removed together.

How accessible is treatment in the area? What is the typical journey like for a patient to receive care?

There are few quality hospitals in our medical partner's region with the expertise and resources to perform this procedure.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

Infection of the adenoids can be treated with antibiotics. An adenoidectomy is required if the patient has frequent infections or ongoing breathing problems, and antibiotics do not help.

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.