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Joshua is a newborn baby from Tanzania who needs $1,362 to fund hydrocephalus surgery.

Joshua
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May 19, 2020

Joshua is a two-month-old baby and the youngest in a family of three children from Tanzania. His parents are small-scale farmers; his father owns a few cattle and they also have a small farm where they plant food for home consumption.

Joshua has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the brain and increases intracranial pressure. As a result of his condition, Joshua has been experiencing challenges since birth. Without treatment, Joshua will experience severe physical and developmental delays.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,362 to cover the cost of surgery for Joshua that will treat his hydrocephalus. The procedure is scheduled to take place on May 20th and will drain the excess fluid from Joshua’s brain. This will reduce intracranial pressure and greatly improve his quality of life. With proper treatment, Joshua will hopefully develop into a strong, healthy young boy.

Joshua’s father shared, “Please help treat our baby, he needs to undergo a surgery which due to financial challenges, we are not able to afford. Please help us.”

Joshua is a two-month-old baby and the youngest in a family of three children from Tanzania. His parents are small-scale farmers; his father...

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Joshua's Timeline

  • May 19, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • May 20, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Joshua's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 16, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Joshua 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.

  • July 10, 2020
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Joshua's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Joshua is currently raising funds for his treatment.

Treatment
Hydrocephalus - ETV Insertion
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,362 for Joshua's treatment
Hospital Fees
$1,115
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$51
Supplies
$35
Labs
$111
Other
$50

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