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Success! Elvin from Tanzania raised $1,300 to fund hydrocephalus treatment.

Elvin
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  • $1,300 raised, $0 to go
$1,300
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$0
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Fully funded
Elvin's treatment was fully funded on May 18, 2021.

Photo of Elvin post-operation

June 11, 2021

Elvin underwent hydrocephalus treatment.

Elvin’s surgery to treat hydrocephalus went well and he is currently recovering and stable. Through this surgery, fluids are no longer accumulating in his head, saving him from the danger of having brain damage. His mom is relieved that Elvin is now able to feed well and hopeful to have his health back.

Elvin’s mother says, “Thank you for saving my son’s life through your funding which has made it possible for him to have this surgery. My husband and I are thankful for everything that you have done.”

Elvin’s surgery to treat hydrocephalus went well and he is currently recovering and stable. Through this surgery, fluids are no longer accum...

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May 9, 2021

Elvin is a one-year-old baby boy and the youngest in a family of two children. His mother shared that he is usually a smiley and happy baby. Elvin’s mother sells goods at a shop, while his father is a welder.

Elvin has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the brain and increases intracranial pressure. As a result of his condition, Elvin has been experiencing pain and is at risk of brain damage. His condition has made him irritable and he experiences regular fevers and vomiting whenever he eats. Without treatment, Elvin will experience physical and developmental delays.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH) can help. AMH is requesting $1,300 to cover the cost of surgery to treat Elvin’s hydrocephalus. The procedure is scheduled to take place on May 10th and will drain the excess fluid from Elvin’s brain. This will reduce intracranial pressure and greatly improve his quality of life. With proper treatment, Elvin will hopefully develop into a strong, healthy young boy.

Elvin’s mother shared, “my son’s head keeps increasing in size and his health keeps worsening each day, please help.”

Elvin is a one-year-old baby boy and the youngest in a family of two children. His mother shared that he is usually a smiley and happy baby....

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Elvin's Timeline

  • May 9, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Elvin was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare.

  • May 11, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Elvin's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 12, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Elvin 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.

  • May 18, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Elvin's treatment was fully funded.

  • June 11, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Elvin's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Treatment
Hydrocephalus - ETV Insertion
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,300 for Elvin's treatment
Hospital Fees
$991
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$51
Supplies
$35
Labs
$111
Other
$112

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Yin

Yin is a 62-year-old woman who lives with her husband, daughter, son in-law, and granddaughter in a refugee camp on the Thai-Burma border. She is a homemaker, and she loves cooking and cleaning around her house. In her free time, Yin loves to play with her granddaughter. Her husband is retried, and her son in-law is unemployed. Yin’s family receives 800 baht (approx. 27 USD) on a cash card every month to purchase rations. This income is just enough for their daily needs, but they cannot afford to pay other costs like healthcare. Currently, Yin has limited vision and can only make out if it is dark or light outside with her right eye. The vision in Yin’s left eye is starting to blur, and she cannot see far with her left eye. She is worried that she will lose vision in both of her eyes. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund lens replacement surgery for Yin. On June 8th, doctors will perform a lens replacement, during which they will remove Yin's natural lenses and replace them with an intraocular lens implant in each eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $1,500 procedure. Yin shared, "Before my vision started to blur, I used to make and sell mohinga [a type of Burmese noodles]. With the money that I earned from selling mohinga, I was able to buy vegetables for my family. However, when the vision in my right eye vision became blurred, I could no longer make mohinga anymore. I hope that my vision will be restored after I complete my treatment.”

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$1,270raised
$230to go

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