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Timothe from Haiti raised $1,260 for life-saving brain surgery.

Timothe
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  • $1,260 raised, $0 to go
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Fully funded
Timothe's treatment was fully funded on November 9, 2015.

Photo of Timothe post-operation

November 16, 2015

Timothe received life-saving brain surgery.

Timothe’s surgeon successfully drained the excess fluid from his brain due to hydrocephalus, shares our medical partner, Project Medishare. With this treatment, Timothe will now be able to enjoy a healthy childhood.

“It is a big victory for me because I have been looking for a treatment but I did not find anything nor anyone to help us,” Timothe’s father shares. “I was hopeful and very excited for my son to benefit from the surgery. I feel good and satisfied. I want to thank the Lord for my son’s life and I want to thank the donors who made it possible for us, and the doctors and nurses for the work they do. I am excited to go back home with him and join the family.”

Timothe's surgeon successfully drained the excess fluid from his brain due to hydrocephalus, shares our medical partner, Project Medishare. ...

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October 23, 2015

Meet Timothe, a three-year-old boy from Haiti. Timothe lives with his parents and five siblings. Timothe has a congenital neurological condition called hydrocephalus, which causes excess cerebrospinal fluid to build up in his brain.

According to our medical partner, Project Medishare (PM), Timothe’s head first began to swell a month after he was born.

“The situation of my son affects me very badly,” shares Timothe’s father. “The other kids of his age are now going to school while my son cannot even sit to carry his own head. This makes me very sad.”

If untreated, hydrocephalus can lead to long-term health complications, including delayed mental development.

For $1,260, Timothe will receive brain surgery to treat his hydrocephalus. A shunt will be inserted into his head, draining the excess fluid and releasing the intracranial pressure from his brain.

Timothe’s mother works as a saleswoman while his father teaches at the local school. Together, they produce a modest income that is not enough to cover the cost of Timothe’s medical expenses.

“I will be very excited to see my son doing well after the surgery,” Timothe’s father tells us. “I just want him to be healthy.”

Meet Timothe, a three-year-old boy from Haiti. Timothe lives with his parents and five siblings. Timothe has a congenital neurological condi...

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Timothe's Timeline

  • October 23, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Timothe was submitted by Joseph Emmanuel at Project Medishare, our medical partner in Haiti.

  • October 23, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Timothe 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.

  • November 01, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Timothe's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 09, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Timothe's treatment was fully funded.

  • November 16, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Timothe. Read the update.

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