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Success! Zacharia from Tanzania raised $966 to fund spinal surgery.

Zacharia
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  • $966 raised, $0 to go
$966
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Zacharia's treatment was fully funded on October 2, 2019.

Photo of Zacharia post-operation

August 10, 2019

Zacharia underwent spinal surgery.

Surgery was successful!

Zakaria’s mother says, “May God bless you all for helping my son have his badly needed surgery that we couldn’t afford due to financial challenges, thank you very much”

Surgery was successful! Zakaria’s mother says, “May God bless you all for helping my son have his badly needed surgery that we couldn’t ...

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July 19, 2019

Zacharia is a baby from Tanzania. Zacharia was born with spina bifida, a type of neural tube defect in which the spine does not properly close around the spinal cord. Without treatment, Zacharia is at risk of lower-limb paralysis, infection of the exposed nervous tissue, development of tethered cord syndrome, and possible developmental delays.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $966 to cover the cost of Zacharia’s spina bifida closure surgery. The procedure is scheduled to take place on July 22. This procedure will hopefully spare Zacharia from the risks associated with his condition, instead allowing him to grow and develop along a healthy trajectory.

Zacharia’s mother says, “We are living in fear of losing our son due to his condition please help save our baby we have not been able to afford his treatment cost all this time.”

Zacharia is a baby from Tanzania. Zacharia was born with spina bifida, a type of neural tube defect in which the spine does not properly clo...

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Zacharia's Timeline

  • July 19, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • July 22, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Zacharia 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.

  • August 03, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Zacharia's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 10, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Zacharia's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • October 02, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Zacharia's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 22 donors

Funded by 22 donors

Treatment
Spina Bifida Repair (Alone)
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $966 for Zacharia's treatment
Hospital Fees
$804
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$51
Supplies
$51
Labs
$60

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David

David is a farmer from Kenya who is married and a father of two children aged 4 and 2. The young couple depends on casual jobs to cater for their young family. Since he was involved in a road accident, David has not been able to work. His wife has been doing all kinds of work to make sure that the family get the basic needs needed. He feels sorry for his dear wife because she strains a lot and wishes that he could help but he can’t because of his weak hand. David underwent emergency surgery in July, involving a scalp repair and washout for a grade 2 open humerus fracture and to fix his left humerus and left bimalleolar fractures. However, it was noted that the repair of his left humerus was unacceptable. He therefore underwent revision ORIF of his humerus in August. Six months later, David has come for review, he is doing better and has returned to near normal life activity. Unfortunately, he still has left elbow stiffness, which has prevented him fully resuming his normal life and requires further treatment. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On January 24th, David will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. He will be able to move his hand freely, function better and help his wife care for their family. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $771 to fund this procedure. David says, “I am doing well, I can hold to something but I can’t carry or lift heavy items because of my weak hand. I am looking forward to regain my energy and help my wife to provide for our family.”

56% funded

56%funded
$435raised
$336to go

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