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Success! Farkia from Tanzania raised $1,238 to fund brain surgery.

Farkia
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  • $1,238 raised, $0 to go
$1,238
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$0
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Fully funded
Farkia's treatment was fully funded on October 10, 2019.

Photo of Farkia post-operation

November 10, 2019

Farkia underwent brain surgery.

Farkia’s surgery went well and he is currently stable and ready for discharge. The surgery has helped to drain out the fluids that were accumulating in his head causing him pain and suffering due to the high pressure that was building up in his head due to fluid accumulation. Thus was putting him in danger of brain damage or ultimately death if not treated.

Farkia’s mother says, “I can already see a lot of improvement in my child’s health and the size of the head is decreasing relieving him of the constant pain and suffering he was going through. Thank you very much.”

Farkia’s surgery went well and he is currently stable and ready for discharge. The surgery has helped to drain out the fluids that were accu...

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August 31, 2019

Farkia is a baby from Tanzania. Farkia is a second born child in a family of two children, her mother says she is a happy and very active baby. Farkia’s father works as a casual labor looking for day jobs and her mother is a stay home mother.

Farkia has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the brain and increases intracranial pressure. As a result of her condition, Farkia has been experiencing an increasing head circumference. Without treatment, Farkia will experience severe physical and developmental delays.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,238 to cover the cost of surgery for Farkia that will treat her hydrocephalus. The procedure is scheduled to take place on September 2nd and will drain the excess fluid from Farkia’s brain. This will reduce intracranial pressure and greatly improve her quality of life. With proper treatment, Farkia will hopefully develop into a strong, healthy young girl.

Farkia’s mother says, “I got so worried once I heard that I could not deliver normal, I knew then that something is wrong. I know that my child needs this surgery but I cannot afford to give her that, please help me be able to save my daughter’s life.”

Farkia is a baby from Tanzania. Farkia is a second born child in a family of two children, her mother says she is a happy and very active ba...

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Farkia's Timeline

  • August 31, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • September 02, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Farkia 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.

  • September 04, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Farkia's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 10, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Farkia's treatment was fully funded.

  • November 10, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Farkia's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 25 donors

Funded by 25 donors

Treatment
Hydrocephalus - ETV Insertion
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,238 for Farkia's treatment
Hospital Fees
$991
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$51
Supplies
$35
Labs
$111
Other
$50

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