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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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Richard

Richard is a farmer from Kenya. Father of six Richard is a small scale farmer. He plants maize and beans in his farm. Richard doesn’t have a good house to live in. He stays in a two room house roofed with grass. None of his children completed school due to low income in the family. The family has gone through a hard-time that they even lack food some of the days. Two months ago, Richard was involved in a road traffic accident and sustained a complex femur fracture on his left leg. Richard was brought to our hospital where he underwent a successful intramedullary nail femur surgery on 8/08/2019. He was discharged where he has been recovering at home. On his first surgical review, the surgeon realized that Richard is unable to get full extension of the femur. On further examination he realized that Richard had shortened femur and suggested that he needs revision surgery to fix his this condition for previous surgery done that was not successful. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On October 07, Richard will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. This procedure will help him walk easily again Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $968 to fund this procedure. Richard says, “I am really worried about the fate of my leg. I thought it was getting well. I have nothing to offer for my second surgery. Help me raise funds to make it possible and a success."

88% funded

88%funded
$854raised
$114to go

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