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

Shedrack
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  • $1,238 raised, $0 to go
$1,238
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Shedrack's treatment was fully funded on January 8, 2018.

Photo of Shedrack post-operation

August 18, 2017

Shedrack underwent brain surgery.

Surgery to drain the excess fluid was successful. This procedure has eliminated the risk of increasing pressure and brain damage.

His mother says, “I thank God for all those who contributed to Shedrack’s treatment.”

Surgery to drain the excess fluid was successful. This procedure has eliminated the risk of increasing pressure and brain damage. His mo...

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August 1, 2017

Shedrack is a two-year-old boy living in Tanzania with his parents and extended family. The family operates a small scale farm to support themselves. Shedrack is an active, playful, and curious child. When Shedrack was around a year old, his parents noticed that his head was swelling and he was experiencing frequent fevers.

Concerned by the continued swelling, his parents took him to a local hospital, where he was diagnosed with hydrocephalus. Hydrocephalus is a condition causing excessive fluid build up in the brain. Doctors have recommended that Shedrack undergo surgery to help ease the pressure in his head. If he does not receive the required treatment, the pressure on his brain could put him at risk for permanent brain damage.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,238 to fund Shedrack’s surgery, which will be performed on July 8. Shedrack’s parents are worried about his future but are hopeful that with treatment, he will grow up happy and healthy. Shedrack’s mother says, “I hope that my child gets the surgery because he has bad head pains and I want him to feel well.”

Shedrack is a two-year-old boy living in Tanzania with his parents and extended family. The family operates a small scale farm to support th...

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Shedrack's Timeline

  • August 1, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Shedrack was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • August 2, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Shedrack received treatment at Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre (ALMC) in Tanzania. 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 18, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Shedrack's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 18, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Shedrack's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • January 8, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Shedrack's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 21 donors

Funded by 21 donors

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

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