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Samuel is a teenager from Tanzania who needs $633 to fund tonsil surgery.

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January 2, 2018

Samuel is a secondary school boy from Tanzania. He is the first born in his family of two. Samuel’s father is a farmer, and his mother is a stay-at-home mother.

Since he was nine years old, Samuel has been experiencing difficulty breathing. Frequent illness causes him to miss school frequently. Samuel was recently diagnosed with enlarged tonsils, which, if not treated, will cause his symptoms to persist and possibly intensify over time.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $633 to fund a tonsillectomy for Samuel, which is scheduled to take place on January 4. Surgeons will remove his tonsils, hopefully relieving Samuel of his symptoms and helping him live more comfortably.

Samuel says, “Please help me breath better. I do not sleep well and I am afraid I am missing school so much due to being sick frequently.”

Samuel is a secondary school boy from Tanzania. He is the first born in his family of two. Samuel’s father is a farmer, and his mother is a ...

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Samuel's Timeline

  • January 2, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • January 03, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Samuel's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 04, 2018
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Samuel was scheduled to receive 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.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Samuel is currently raising funds for his treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Samuel's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare Foundation.

Funded by 3 donors

Funded by 3 donors

Treatment
Tonsilectomy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $633 for Samuel's treatment
Hospital Fees
$586
Medical Staff
$15
Medication
$28
Supplies
$0
Labs
$4

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