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Success! Shadreck from Malawi raised $302 to fund hydrocele repair surgery.

Shadreck
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  • $302 raised, $0 to go
$302
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Shadreck's treatment was fully funded on February 1, 2018.

Photo of Shadreck post-operation

October 23, 2017

Shadreck underwent hydrocele repair surgery.

Shadreck had a successful and uncomplicated hydrocelectomy and he and his family are thrilled with his great outcome. Shadreck is feeling great and he is looking forward to going back to farming and resuming all of the activities he was unable to do due to his hydrocele.

He says, “Thanks, Watsi, for this support!”

Shadreck had a successful and uncomplicated hydrocelectomy and he and his family are thrilled with his great outcome. Shadreck is feeling gr...

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September 18, 2017

Shadreck is a farmer from Malawi. Shadreck works a small farm and also raises goats to supplement the family income. In his free time, he likes to chat with his friends.

Since 2013, Shadreck has had a hydrocele, which is a swelling in a sensitive area. His hydrocele causes him great pain and prevents him from working properly. Fortunately, on September 19, he will undergo hydrocele repair surgery at Nkhoma Hospital, our medical partner’s care center.

Our medical partner, World Altering Medicine, is requesting $302 to fund Shadreck’s surgery. The requested money pays for supplies, medications, and six nights of hospital stay. Shadreck is very happy to finally get his hydrocele operation and is looking forward to going back to his farm and family

He says, “Thank you for the support.”

Shadreck is a farmer from Malawi. Shadreck works a small farm and also raises goats to supplement the family income. In his free time, he li...

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Shadreck's Timeline

  • September 18, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Shadreck was submitted by Alison Corbit, Project Coordinator at World Altering Medicine, our medical partner in Malawi.

  • September 18, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Shadreck's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 19, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Shadreck received treatment at Nkhoma 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.

  • October 23, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Shadreck's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • February 01, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Shadreck's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 6 donors

Funded by 6 donors

Treatment
Hydrocele
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $302 for Shadreck's treatment
Hospital Fees
$196
Medical Staff
$32
Medication
$64
Supplies
$0
Travel
$7
Labs
$3
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

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

Patients will experience scrotal swelling, pain, and discomfort.

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

Patients will experience discomfort, pain, and shame. They may be unable to farm or do other work.

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

There is no regional significance to this condition.

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

What does the treatment process look like?

Usually, treatment starts with pain medication only. If the condition sees no improvement, the patient will be referred for more specialized care, which can be provided at our medical partner's care center, Nkhoma Hospital.

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

The patient will experience immediate improvement of the swelling and less pain.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

As with most surgeries, there is risk to undergoing anesthesia. There are also minor risks of infection or bleeding.

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

The nearest alternative hospital is 50 kilometers away. Because a hydrocele is not seen as an emergency condition, patients may experience long delays or have their surgeries postponed. This process can take several weeks or even months.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

Painkillers can provide temporary relief, but they will not treat the swelling.

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