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Lomunyaki is a newborn baby from Tanzania who needs $966 to fund spina bifida repair.

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February 11, 2020

Lomunyaki is a 3-month-old baby boy from Tanzania. He is the only child to his parents. Lomunyak’s mother is staying at her parent’s home after giving birth to Lomunyak. Lomunyaki’s father didn’t want to take his son to the hospital thus the mother was forced to ran away and go seek help from her parents. Her parents are livestock keepers with very little income but they were able to get some money and took Lomunyaki to a clinic.

Lomunyaki 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, Lomunyaki 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 Lomunyaki’s spina bifida closure surgery. The procedure is scheduled to take place on February 12th. This procedure will hopefully spare Lomunyaki from the risks associated with his condition, instead allowing him to grow and develop along a healthier trajectory.

Lomunyaki’s mother says, “I was very shocked when I gave birth to Lomunyaki; he is my first born and him born with a disability made me feel very bad like there was something wrong with my womb. Please help my son get this treatment.”

Lomunyaki is a 3-month-old baby boy from Tanzania. He is the only child to his parents. Lomunyak's mother is staying at her parent’s home af...

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Lomunyaki's Timeline

  • February 11, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • February 12, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Lomunyaki 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.

  • February 17, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Lomunyaki's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 12, 2020
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Lomunyaki's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Lomunyaki is currently raising funds for his treatment.

Funded by 17 donors

Funded by 17 donors

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

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