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Patrick from Tanzania raised $1,238 to fund brain surgery.

Patrick
100%
  • $1,238 raised, $0 to go
$1,238
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Patrick's treatment was fully funded on March 7, 2018.

Photo of Patrick post-operation

May 2, 2018

Patrick underwent brain surgery.

His surgery went well. He is no longer experiencing pressure on his brain.

Patrick’s aunt says, “Thank you for helping to treat my nephew. God bless you for your help and kindness.”

His surgery went well. He is no longer experiencing pressure on his brain. Patrick’s aunt says, “Thank you for helping to treat my nephe...

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March 4, 2018

Patrick is a child from Tanzania. He is two years old and the fourth in a family of five children. Patrick parents are farmers.

Patrick has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the brain and increases intracranial pressure. Without treatment, Patrick will experience severe physical and developmental delays.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,238 to cover the cost of surgery for Patrick that will treat his hydrocephalus. The procedure is scheduled to take place on March 5 and will drain the excess fluid from Patrick’s brain. This will reduce intracranial pressure and greatly improve his quality of life. With proper treatment, Patrick will hopefully develop into a strong, healthy young boy.

Patrick’s aunt says, “Please help my nephew get better.”

Patrick is a child from Tanzania. He is two years old and the fourth in a family of five children. Patrick parents are farmers. Patrick h...

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Patrick's Timeline

  • March 4, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Patrick was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare Foundation, our medical partner in Tanzania.

  • March 05, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Patrick 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.

  • March 06, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Patrick's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 07, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Patrick's treatment was fully funded.

  • May 02, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Patrick. Read the update.

Funded by 33 donors

Funded by 33 donors

Treatment
Hydrocephalus - ETV Insertion
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,238 for Patrick's treatment
Hospital Fees
$991
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$51
Supplies
$35
Labs
$111
Other
$50

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