Success! Nada from Tanzania raised $880 to fund corrective surgery so she can walk and grow without pain.

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Fully funded
Nada's treatment was fully funded on December 2, 2022.
  • Nada's story
  • Nada's update
June 20, 2022

Photo of Nada post-operation

December 17, 2022

Nada underwent corrective surgery so she can walk and grow without pain.

Lightness has finally had her surgery to correct both of her legs after it was postponed due to a chest infection. She is currently on bed r...

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Nada's Timeline

  • June 20, 2022

    Nada was submitted by Edward Mugane, Impact Assessment Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • June 21, 2022

    Nada received treatment at Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre (ALMC) in Tanzania. 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.

  • June 23, 2022

    Nada's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 2, 2022

    Nada's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 17, 2022

    Nada's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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Vicky is a friendly 38-year-old mother to four boys aged between 2 and 12 years old. She lives in a three-room semi-permanent house with her family. Her husband is a small-scale maize farmer who works tirelessly to support his family. Vicky has a big anterior neck swelling that moves when swallowing. The swelling has been there for ten years now and has been gradually increasing in size, with pain that aggravates her when she lifts heavy things. Vicky states that she first developed goiter when she was a form two student. It was removed in 2007 in a Ugandan hospital, but reappeared three years later. Vicky began to experience troubling symptoms, including being unable to eat, drink, or sleep comfortably. She had an especially difficult time when she was expecting her children. Neighbors always help her with home chores as her children are still young and her health condition limits her physical capacity. Sometimes she has elevated blood pressure that causes angina. At our medical partner's hospital, she was diagnosed with Multinodular Thyroid Cyst. She needs surgery to prevent her symptoms from getting worse. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Vicky receive treatment. She is scheduled to undergo a thyroidectomy on February 21st at our medical partner's care center. Surgeons will remove all or part of her thyroid gland. This procedure will cost $936, and she and her family need help raising the funds. Vicky says, ”I am so stressed with what I am going through. I would love to work together with my husband in order to provide for our family, but my health status cannot allow me. Please help me because I am optimistic that I will get well someday and be able to help.”

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