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Success! Greyson from Tanzania raised $1,015 to fund life-saving spina bifida treatment.

Greyson
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  • $1,015 raised, $0 to go
$1,015
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$0
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Fully funded
Greyson's treatment was fully funded on December 9, 2021.

Photo of Greyson post-operation

February 10, 2022

Greyson underwent life-saving spina bifida treatment.

Greyson’s urgent surgery to heal his spinal bifida went well and his condition was corrected successfully. This has helped save Greyson from the risk of infection which could put his life in danger.

Greyson’s mother shared: “All my fears of what was going to happen to my son are now gone, all thanks to you for helping treat him. Thank you very much.”

Greyson’s urgent surgery to heal his spinal bifida went well and his condition was corrected successfully. This has helped save Greyson from...

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November 28, 2021

Greyson is a 2-week-old baby boy. Greyson’s mother is a stay-at-home mother, and his father is a salesman employed in a small motorcycle spare shop.

Greyson 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, Greyson 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, is requesting $1,015 to cover the cost of Greyson’s spina bifida closure surgery. The procedure is scheduled to take place on November 29th. This procedure will hopefully spare Greyson from the risks associated with his condition, instead allowing him to grow and develop along a healthy trajectory.

Greyson’s mother says, “Please help us save our child’s life. I have never seen a child with spina bifida before and I am scared for my son. Please help us.”

Greyson is a 2-week-old baby boy. Greyson’s mother is a stay-at-home mother, and his father is a salesman employed in a small motorcycle spa...

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Greyson's Timeline

  • November 28, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • November 29, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Greyson 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.

  • November 30, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Greyson's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 9, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Greyson's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 10, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Greyson's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 14 donors

Funded by 14 donors

Treatment
Spina Bifida Repair (Alone)
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,015 for Greyson's treatment
Hospital Fees
$804
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$51
Supplies
$51
Labs
$60
Other
$49

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Khu

Khu is a 42-year-old who lives with his three sisters and two nieces in a refugee camp. In February, he had to flee across the border from Karen State in Burma due to fighting around his village. His two younger sisters are students, while his other sister is currently working as an agricultural day laborer since Khu cannot work since his accident. He looks after his two nieces who are too young to go to school. In March, Khu was working on a local farm and was struck on the right forearm by a tire chain from an exploding tractor tire he was filling. After unsuccessfully trying for two months to heal his arm with blessed oil and turmeric paste, he sought medical help and was referred to Mae Sot hospital, where it was determined that he needs surgery for a broken forearm bone. Currently, Khu cannot lift up his right arm and cannot grab any objects with his right hand. He cannot move his right arm because of the pain. He has taken pain medicine since his accident to control the pain and he is not able to work. With the help of our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, Khu will undergo surgery to reset his fractured bones and ensure proper healing. The procedure is scheduled for June 1st and will cost $1,500. This procedure will help him regain use of his right arm so that he can go back to work and earn a living to support himself and his family. Khu said, “Everyone told me that I am very lucky that only my arm was injured. I feel very sad that I cannot work and that I have to depend on my sister’s income. She has to work hard since my accident. I hope I will get better soon so that I can find work again.”

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