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Success! Tatu from Tanzania raised $1,238 to fund brain surgery.

Tatu
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  • $1,238 raised, $0 to go
$1,238
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Tatu's treatment was fully funded on July 9, 2019.

Photo of Tatu post-operation

July 6, 2019

Tatu underwent brain surgery.

She had surgery to drain the excess fluid.

Tatu’s mother says “I don’t know what would have happened to my daughter if it were not for your help my God please you abundantly.”

She had surgery to drain the excess fluid. Tatu’s mother says “I don’t know what would have happened to my daughter if it were not for y...

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May 12, 2019

Tatu is an eleven-week-old baby girl with a twin sister from Tanzania. Tatu and her twin sister are the first-born children to her parents. They live in a small rental home, and her father is a small-scale farmer.

Tatu has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the brain and increases intracranial pressure. As a result of her condition, Tatu has been experiencing an increasing head circumference. Without treatment, Tatu 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 Tatu that will treat her hydrocephalus. The procedure is scheduled to take place on May 13 and will drain the excess fluid from Tatu’s brain. This will reduce intracranial pressure and greatly improve her quality of life. With proper treatment, Tatu will hopefully develop into a strong, healthy young girl.

Tatu’s mother says, “I pray that Tatu will receive treatment, and I hope she will be well like her twin sister.”

Tatu is an eleven-week-old baby girl with a twin sister from Tanzania. Tatu and her twin sister are the first-born children to her parents. ...

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Tatu's Timeline

  • May 12, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • May 13, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Tatu 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.

  • May 13, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Tatu's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 06, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Tatu's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • July 09, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Tatu's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 28 donors

Funded by 28 donors

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

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