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Zacharia is a baby from Tanzania who needs $966 to fund spinal surgery.

Zacharia
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  • $900 raised, $66 to go
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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 Foundation, 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
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Zacharia's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare Foundation.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Zacharia is currently raising funds for his treatment.

Funded by 21 donors

Funded by 21 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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