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Saradjina from Haiti raised $1,260 for shunt replacement surgery to save her life.

Saradjina
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  • $1,260 raised, $0 to go
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Fully funded
Saradjina's treatment was fully funded on December 25, 2014.

Photo of Saradjina post-operation

March 10, 2015

Saradjina received life-saving surgery to treat hydrocephalus.

“I am very happy because everything is okay for my baby,” Saradjina’s mother says. “She had the surgery and that was a success. I was scared when I knew that she had to go into the operating room. But thankfully, everything is okay. My wish for her now is to see her able to grow up, be able to walk, and enjoy life. Thank you for helping us!”

“Saradjina has had a very good surgical intervention to fix her condition,” adds her doctor at Project Medishare. “The excess fluids were removed from her brain and now her head won’t keep growing abnormally. She will be able to have a healthy childhood.”

"I am very happy because everything is okay for my baby," Saradjina's mother says. "She had the surgery and that was a success. I was scared...

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December 12, 2014

Meet one-year-old Saradjina from Haiti. She has hydrocephalus which means that there is excess fluid in her head causing brain swelling. “The baby cries a lot, sometimes she vomits, and has a fever,” Project Medishare tells us. Hydrocephalus can be fatal if left untreated.

With $1260 Saradjina would be able to have shunt replacement surgery to drain the excess fluid and release pressure on her brain. This is a prohibitive cost for Saradjina’s parents who work hard in labor to make ends meet for their three children.

“My wish for my little girl is to see her able to live a healthy life,” Saradjina’s father says.

Let’s fund Saradjina’s care today so she can grow up healthy tomorrow!

Meet one-year-old Saradjina from Haiti. She has hydrocephalus which means that there is excess fluid in her head causing brain swelling. "Th...

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Saradjina's Timeline

  • December 12, 2014
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Saradjina was submitted by Joseph Emmanuel at Project Medishare, our medical partner in Haiti.

  • December 12, 2014
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Saradjina received treatment.

  • December 23, 2014
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Saradjina's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 25, 2014
    FULLY FUNDED

    Saradjina's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 10, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Saradjina. Read the update.

Funded by 26 donors

Funded by 26 donors

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Muteyanjula

Meet Muteyanjula, a 10-month-old child from Uganda who lives with his parents and two older siblings. His mother is a farmer and grows food for their family, while his father works as a taxi driver to pay for his siblings' school fees. When Muteyanjula was four months old, his mother noticed an inguinal swelling. At first, Muteyanjula's family didn't have the money to take him to the hospital, so his grandmother advised them to give him local herbs. Unfortunately this did not improve his condition. Muteyanjula was first taken to the regional referral hospital, where he was diagnosed with a left inguinal hernia—a protrusion of intestinal tissue through a tear in the abdominal wall. The doctors said he was too young for an operation and should wait until he turned five years old to have the surgery. But soon his family learned that if not treated right away, Muteyanjula may suffer intestinal tissue damage due to hernia twisting and blocking. "He needs help," shares Muteyanjula's mother. Although Muteyanjula urgently needs an operation to prevent further damage, his family is unable to pay for his surgery. $249 will cover the costs of a hernia repair procedure, in which doctors will surgically reposition the protrusion of intestinal tissue and fix the tear in his abdominal wall. This will also pay for his hospital stay before and after the operation, so that Muteyanjula can quickly recover and return home to his family. Surgery is scheduled for October 11. After surgery Muteyanjula will have a healthy childhood and his parents will have peace of mind.

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$50raised
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