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

Florian
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$1,300
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$0
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Fully funded
Florian's treatment was fully funded on December 2, 2020.

Photo of Florian post-operation

February 11, 2021

Florian underwent hydrocephalus treatment.

Florian received life-saving hydrocephalus treatment to help relieve him of the headaches and dizziness that was causing him to lose consciousness due to the pressure build-up in his head. On his surgery day, his surgeons changed the planned procedure when they couldn’t access the interior horn of the Rt lateral ventricle due to infection. Instead, they performed a VPS insertion, which was successful. This has helped relieve Florian of the pressure build and he is currently doing well at home, no longer having headache or dizziness.

Florian said, “Thank you very much for helping save my life. Without your help, I would still be suffering because my parents couldn’t have afforded the cost of treatment. Now I can be able to carry out my daily life activities once I have my full strength back. God bless you.”

Florian received life-saving hydrocephalus treatment to help relieve him of the headaches and dizziness that was causing him to lose conscio...

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September 9, 2020

Florian is a 20-year-old farmer from Tanzania. He is sixth born in a family of nine children. He is a very hard working young man and helps his mother working in the family farms. He also helps his mother to look after his young brothers and sisters and assist with putting them through school. Florian was not fortunate to proceed with the school after graduating from his primary school education since his father passed away shortly after and he was forced to join his two brothers in helping their mother. Florian’s father passed away five years ago and his mother is a subsistence farmer.

Florian 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, Florian has been experiencing severe headaches and dizziness. Without treatment, Florian will experience severe physical and developmental delays.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,300 to cover the cost of surgery for Florian that will treat his hydrocephalus. The procedure is scheduled to take place on September 9th and will drain the excess fluid from Florian’s brain. This will reduce intracranial pressure and greatly improve his quality of life. With proper treatment, Florian will hopefully continue to develop into a strong, healthy young man.

Florian says, “Please help me get this treatment, my family is not able to pay for my needed surgery. Please help me so that I may get well.”

Florian is a 20-year-old farmer from Tanzania. He is sixth born in a family of nine children. He is a very hard working young man and helps ...

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Florian's Timeline

  • September 9, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • September 9, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Florian 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.

  • September 9, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Florian's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 2, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Florian's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 11, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Florian's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 23 donors

Funded by 23 donors

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

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