Deborah is a newborn who is only three days old. When she was born, her doctors noticed that she had a sac on her lower back. She was diagnosed with spina bifida, a spinal cord malformation.
The hospital immediately referred Deborah’s mother to our medical partner’s care center, Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre, for treatment. On January 22, Deborah will undergo a $1,200 spina bifida closure surgery at the medical center. Without this treatment, Deborah is at risk of complications, such as tethered cord syndrome or lower limb paralysis.
Deborah’s parents cannot afford to pay for the care their daughter needs. They need help to pay her medical bill.
“I hope that this treatment will help my child to be healed and she will be happy,” says Deborah’s mother.