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Yese from Tanzania raised $775 to treat hydrocephalus.

Yese
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  • $775 raised, $0 to go
$775
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Yese's treatment was fully funded on August 30, 2015.

Photo of Yese post-operation

September 15, 2015

Yese received treatment to drain the fluid from his brain.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, reports, “Yese is doing well. The shunt was successfully inserted to manage the increased intracranial pressure caused by excess cerebral spinal fluid in Yese’s head. As Yese continues to recover, he may regain his vision. Yese is getting stronger.”

His mother adds, “My son is doing much better. His feet and hands are warm; unlike before he was always cold. He also tries to sit up from a sleeping position. I am very grateful for all the support he has received. I am hopeful that one day he may walk again.”

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, reports, "Yese is doing well. The shunt was successfully inserted to manage the ...

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August 7, 2015

“Yese is eager to start going to school but his condition won’t let him,” his mother shares.

Meet Yese, a happy six-year-old who lives with his parents and three siblings in Tanzania. Yese has hydrocephalus—a condition in which a buildup of fluid within the brain leads to an increase in intracranial pressure, causing swelling of the head.

Yese was born without any health problems, but this onset condition has affected his vision and mobility. If his hydrocephalus goes untreated, it could lead to brain damage and premature death.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF), tells us that Yese “was growing well, he even started to crawl, but close to a year, the size of his head started to increase,” and he stopped crawling and walking. Yese appeared to be recovering by the time he was three years old, but now at age six his symptoms have worsened and AMHF reports, “He cannot walk without support and his vision is blurring.”

“Yese is a good storyteller and enjoys singing and listening to the radio,” AMHF shares. Yese’s parents work hard—his mother sells avocados at a local market and his father makes and sells pottery—but their joint income is not enough to support their other children and Yese’s medical bills.

With $775 in funding, Yese will undergo surgery to drain the excess fluid from his brain and alleviate the built-up intracranial pressure. Doctors will insert a shunt into Yese’s brain that will redirect the fluid to his abdominal cavity where it can be reabsorbed. This operation will reverse Yese’s symptoms—his vision will return so that he can walk well again.

“I hope my son will regain his vision and ability to walk so that he can go to school like other children,” his mother adds.

“Yese is eager to start going to school but his condition won’t let him," his mother shares. Meet Yese, a happy six-year-old who lives wi...

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Yese's Timeline

  • August 7, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Yese was submitted by Esupat Kimerei, Rehab Surgery Project Assistant Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare Foundation, our medical partner in Tanzania.

  • August 10, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Yese received treatment. 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.

  • August 22, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Yese's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 30, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Yese's treatment was fully funded.

  • September 15, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Yese. Read the update.

Funded by 7 donors

Funded by 7 donors

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