Success! Elita from Malawi raised $643 to fund gynecological surgery.

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Fully funded
Elita's treatment was fully funded on November 29, 2016.
  • Elita's story
  • Elita's update
November 14, 2016

Photo of Elita post-operation

January 24, 2017

Elita underwent successful gynecological surgery.

Before coming to our medical partner's hospital, Elita was experiencing severe abdominal pain due to cervical polyps. Luckily, she received ...

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Elita's Timeline

  • November 14, 2016

    Elita was submitted by Alison Corbit, Project Coordinator at World Altering Medicine.

  • November 15, 2016

    Elita received treatment at Nkhoma 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.

  • November 18, 2016

    Elita's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 29, 2016

    Elita's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 24, 2017

    Elita's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 4 donors

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Rose is a 62-year-old widow with two fully grown children. She lost her husband four years ago. Rose owns a small business where she sells sand and also performs garden maintenance for a small fee. Rose gets support from both children, who are married with children themselves now. She lives with her second-born child in a three-bedroom house without water and electricity. Rose likes doing house chores and enjoys eating nsima, a culinary tradition of Malawi, made from maize flour with vegetables. In 2014, Rose started experiencing pain when she swallowed. She visited the hospital near her home, where she was treated. The treatment worked for awhile until December of last year when her daughter noticed that Rose's neck was swollen on the right side. In March, Rose noticed that the swelling was getting larger and also causing consistent pain. Rose decided it was time to visit Kamuzu Central Hospital in Malawi where a scan revealed her mass had grown substantially and was stemming from the right thyroid lobe. Her doctor diagnosed her with a goiter and determined that surgery would be needed. Due to her financial challenges, Rose could not afford the surgery. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), can help. Rose met with a surgeon who confirmed her diagnosis and the need for surgical intervention called a thyroidectomy, which removes part or all of the thyroid gland. Rose believes the surgery will help her to get better and prevent her symptoms from impacting her day to day life, and allow her to focus on how good her life is. She was able to contribute $10 toward her care and is grateful to all to help her raise the $1,015 needed. Rose said, “Thank you donors for supporting me, I want to live my normal life.”

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