Success! Shedrack from Tanzania raised $880 to fund corrective surgery on his legs.

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Fully funded
Shedrack's treatment was fully funded on October 12, 2022.
  • Shedrack's story
  • Shedrack's update
May 5, 2022

Photo of Shedrack post-operation

October 18, 2022

Shedrack underwent corrective surgery on his legs.

Shedrack underwent successful surgery! His casts have been removed, and he is already walking well. During his follow-up, Shedrack reported ...

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Shedrack's Timeline

  • May 5, 2022

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

  • May 5, 2022

    Shedrack's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 6, 2022

    Shedrack 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.

  • October 12, 2022

    Shedrack's treatment was fully funded.

  • October 18, 2022

    Shedrack's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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Kenn is a 26-year-old food handler from Philippines. He lives with his partner and has an income of $200 a month which is just enough to provide for their daily needs. In addition to his needed treatment, Kenn is worried because he already holds debts from a previous hospitalization. In March 2022, Kenn began to experience troubling symptoms, including severe stomachache, back pain, and vomiting. He was brought to the nearest hospital to receive urgent care. After a series of tests, he was diagnosed to have a gallstone. Unfortunately, he cannot afford his surgery and had it delayed. Consequently, his symptoms worsened as he experienced chest pain and yellow skin discoloration. He went back to his surgeon to be checked and was diagnosed with Chronic Calculous Cholecystitis. Kenn must undergo a cholecystectomy, the surgical removal of the gallbladder to heal. If left untreated, his symptoms will continue to worsen and put him at risk for further health complications in the future. After seeking treatment through our medical partner, World Surgical Foundation Philippines (WSFP), Kenn is scheduled to undergo a cholecystectomy on March 3rd. A portion of the cost of the procedure is being supported by the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, and WSFP is raising the requesting $1,128 to cover the cost of Kenn's surgery and care. Kenn shared, "The treatment cost is very expensive and we can't afford it. Thankfully, Watsi and World Surgical Foundation Philippines have good hearts and are willing to help me. I'm so grateful for their generosity. May the Lord continue to bless them."

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