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Anderson from Haiti raised $1,260 to treat hydrocephalus.

Anderson
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  • $1,260 raised, $5 to go
$1,260
raised
$5
to go
Fully funded
Anderson's treatment was fully funded on July 5, 2015.

Photo of Anderson post-operation

July 7, 2015

Anderson received surgery to treat hydrocephalus.

Doctors were able to safely drain the excess cerebrospinal fluid from Anderson’s brain, relieving the built-up pressure and enabling Anderson to live a normal childhood.

“After the surgery Anderson is doing well. He moves his arms and legs better by himself and is now living a healthier life,” shares our medical partner, Project Medishare.

“I feel very good and I am very happy because everything happened very well,” his mother tells us. “I want to thank you all for that — thanks for the surgery, thanks to the doctors and the nurses. I am excited to go back home with Anderson and take care of him better.”

Doctors were able to safely drain the excess cerebrospinal fluid from Anderson's brain, relieving the built-up pressure and enabling Anderso...

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June 25, 2015

Meet Anderson, an adorable one-year-old boy from Haiti and younger sibling to his six-year-old brother. According to our medical partner, Project Medishare (PM), “Anderson was normally born but after three months his head started getting abnormally large.” This was followed by symptoms of fever and the flu, prompting Anderson’s family to take him to the nearby hospital for a CT scan.

“The results revealed excess fluid in his brain,” shares PM. Anderson was diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition where cerebrospinal fluid pathways in the brain become blocked, causing increased pressure. If left untreated, Anderson could experience seizures and premature death.

This diagnosis was particularly difficult for Anderson’s 26-year-old mother, who “stopped going to school when she became pregnant for the first time” and currently has no source of income, PM shares. Anderson’s father is handicapped and cannot provide support for the treatment. Anderson’s mother has lost her appetite and become frail since learning of her son’s diagnosis, having no means of supporting his treatment.

With $1,260, we can help Anderson and his family and fund surgical care to drain the excess fluid from Anderson’s brain. He will be able to grow up healthy, attend school and continue bringing joy to his family. Anderson’s mother is also excited to return to school once her son recovers.

Meet Anderson, an adorable one-year-old boy from Haiti and younger sibling to his six-year-old brother. According to our medical partner, Pr...

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Anderson's Timeline

  • June 25, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • June 25, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Anderson 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.

  • June 25, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Anderson's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 05, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Anderson's treatment was fully funded.

  • July 07, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Anderson. Read the update.

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Thaung

Thaung is a 57-year-old man who lives with his relatives in a village in Burma. He has two daughters and two sons from his previous marriage. He works as an agricultural day laborer earning around 17,500 kyat (approx 17.50 USD) in a month. This income is not enough to cover his daily needs nor pay for basic health care. One of his daughters, who works as a day laborer in the market, supports him partially. However, she is not able to give him a lot of money as she needs to support her own family as well. In June 2020, Thaung was working in the field. While working, his sandal slipped off and he stepped on a stick which cut the sole of his right foot. He treated the cut with traditional medicine but over time his right foot became swollen and painful. He also developed a fever and chills. He then went to a nearby clinic for treatment but he did not feel better. His friends then suggested that he seek treatment at Mawlamyine Christine Leprosy Hospital (MCLH). When Thaung arrived at MCLH, the doctor assessed his right foot and saw that the wound had now become infected and swollen. The wound also emitted a foul smell. The doctor diagnosed him with an ulcer as well as diabetes, and said he needed to receive surgery. When his daughter agreed to borrow money to pay for it, Thaung underwent a wound debridement surgery. Following the operation, he had the dressing on his wound changed daily. However, later on the doctor told him that he hand to undergo surgery for a second time. When Thaung told the doctor neither he nor his daughter could afford to pay for his second surgery, the doctor referred him to MCLH's partner organization, Burma Children Medical Fund, for assistance accessing the surgery. Currently the ulcer on Thaung's right sole is not healing well. He is also worried about borrowing any more money because he cannot earn enough to pay back a loan. Fortunately our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, can help. Now, they are asking for your help to fund Thuang's $694 medical treatment.

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