Success! Michela from Haiti raised $897 to fund life-saving brain surgery to treat hydrocephalus.

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Michela's treatment was fully funded on October 23, 2021.
  • Michela's story
  • Michela's update
October 13, 2021

Photo of Michela post-operation

October 25, 2021

Michela underwent life-saving brain surgery to treat hydrocephalus.

Michela now has a chance to continue to grow and develop into a healthy child. Her family is relieved and feeling hopeful. Michela's fath...

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Michela's Timeline

  • October 13, 2021

    Michela was submitted by Jennifer Rogers, Chief Nursing Officer at Project Medishare.

  • October 15, 2021

    Michela received treatment at Hospital Bernard Mevs in Haiti. 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 18, 2021

    Michela's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 23, 2021

    Michela's treatment was fully funded.

  • October 25, 2021

    Michela's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 11 donors

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Thokozani is a 23-year-old university student from Malawi. He is the fourth born in a family of ten children and the only child in his family who went on to study at the university level. Thokozani is completing a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources Management (Wildlife) and Eco-tourism. His higher education student loans support him, and he lives in a single-room hostel with two friends. In his free time, Thokozani enjoys watching wildlife programs and eating rice served with beef. Thokozani was born with a hernia condition, and in 2020, he started experiencing on-and-off episodes of discomfort. He visited a private hospital where they diagnosed his condition and recommended surgery, but he was unable to afford it and returned to school. In this last year, however, the pain has become too much to handle, causing him to miss classes. His worsening condition is impacting his ability to engage in daily activities and complete his education. Fortunately, Thokozani recently received a text from a friend regarding surgery support that is available with our medical partner. He immediately called the medical center and was able to see a surgeon who confirmed the diagnosis of a left inguinal hernia and the need for him to undergo surgery. A hernia is a condition in which soft tissue bulges through a weak point in the abdominal muscle. If the hernia is left untreated, the size of the protruding intestine might get bigger and become strangulated, leading to the reduction of blood flow to surrounding tissues, which may be life-threatening. Thokozani will undergo surgery on March 6th. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is requesting $575 to fund the procedure. Thokozani is hopeful that this surgery will allow him to finally heal and return to school in good health. He is looking forward to his brighter future and making his family proud by being the first to complete university studies. He said, “I can’t wait to concentrate after surgery; kindly help me as I plan to finish the remaining part of my course.”

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