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Success! Gift from Tanzania raised $966 to fund spinal surgery.

Gift
100%
  • $966 raised, $0 to go
$966
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Gift's treatment was fully funded on August 10, 2019.

Photo of Gift post-operation

July 6, 2019

Gift underwent spinal surgery.

He is no longer at risk of future complications.

Gift’s mother says, “I will forever be thankful for your help I didn’t have any money to afford his treatment cost, but you came to our rescue thank you.”

He is no longer at risk of future complications. Gift’s mother says, “I will forever be thankful for your help I didn’t have any money t...

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June 14, 2019

Gift is a baby from Tanzania. He was born with spina bifida, a type of neural tube defect in which the spine does not properly close around the spinal cord. Without treatment, Gift is at risk of lower-limb paralysis, infection of the exposed nervous tissue, development of tethered cord syndrome, and possible developmental delays.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $966 to cover the cost of Gift’s spina bifida closure surgery. The procedure is scheduled to take place on June 17. This procedure will hopefully spare Gift from the risks associated with his condition, instead allowing him to grow and develop along a healthy trajectory.

Gift’s mother says, “Please help my son I have no means of affording his treatment cost.”

Gift is a baby from Tanzania. He was born with spina bifida, a type of neural tube defect in which the spine does not properly close around ...

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Gift's Timeline

  • June 14, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • June 17, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Gift received 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.

  • June 21, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Gift's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 06, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Gift's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • August 10, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Gift's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 30 donors

Treatment
Spina Bifida Repair (Alone)
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $966 for Gift's treatment
Hospital Fees
$804
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$51
Supplies
$51
Labs
$60

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