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

Innocent
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  • $966 raised, $0 to go
$966
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Innocent's treatment was fully funded on September 15, 2018.

Photo of Innocent post-operation

October 7, 2018

Innocent underwent spinal surgery.

Innocent’s surgery went well and the spinal opening was successfully closed.

Innocent’s mother says, “Thank you very much for all the help you have provided to my baby. May God please you.”

Innocent’s surgery went well and the spinal opening was successfully closed. Innocent’s mother says, “Thank you very much for all the hel...

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August 10, 2018

Innocent is an eight-day-old child from Tanzania. He is the youngest in a family of two children. Innocent’s parents keep livestock for a living.

Innocent 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, Innocent 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 Innocent’s spina bifida closure surgery. The procedure is scheduled to take place on August 13. This procedure will hopefully spare Innocent from the risks associated with his condition, instead allowing him to grow and develop along a healthy trajectory.

Innocent’s mother says, “Please help us we have no means of affording the needed surgery.”

Innocent is an eight-day-old child from Tanzania. He is the youngest in a family of two children. Innocent's parents keep livestock for a li...

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Innocent's Timeline

  • August 10, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • August 13, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Innocent 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.

  • August 15, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Innocent's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 15, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Innocent's treatment was fully funded.

  • October 07, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Innocent's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 28 donors

Funded by 28 donors

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

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