Angela is a child from Tanzania. Both her parents are subsistence farmers and barely have enough for their family’s needs.
Angela 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, Angela has been experiencing frequent vomiting, irritability, and terrible headaches. She slowly lost her eyesight. Without treatment, Angela will experience severe physical and developmental delays.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $728 to cover the cost of surgery for Angela that will treat her hydrocephalus. The procedure is scheduled to take place on January 3 and will drain the excess fluid from Angela’s brain. This will reduce intracranial pressure and greatly improve her quality of life. With proper treatment, Angela will hopefully develop into a strong, healthy young girl.
Angela’s mother says, “Please help my daughter…I feel hopeless that I cannot help my child get the surgery she needs to enable her to walk again.”