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Success! Joshua from Tanzania raised $1,500 to fund corrective surgery.

Joshua
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Joshua's treatment was fully funded on July 20, 2018.

Photo of Joshua post-operation

October 7, 2018

Joshua underwent corrective surgery.

Joshua’s final surgery went well. His doctor is happy with his healing.

Joshua’s mother says, “It’s been stages of treatment and every stage was making my son better. Iam happy that he is done with treatment, and he is now going to live a normal life. Thank you very much for everything and I am so grateful.”

Joshua’s final surgery went well. His doctor is happy with his healing. Joshua’s mother says, “It’s been stages of treatment and every st...

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June 12, 2018

Joshua is a three-year-old boy. He is the only child in his family.

Three years ago, Joshua was born with a congenital anorectal malformation. His parents borrowed money from friends and family to pay for the first in a series of necessary surgeries to treat his condition. They were left in debt and do not have money to pay for the second required surgery.

Fortunately, the family visited our medical partner’s care center. There, Joshua will undergo another corrective surgery on June 13. Now, his family needs help funding this $1,500 procedure.

Joshua’s mother says, “There is no where we could go to borrow money again for Joshua’s treatment. Please help our son get the treatment for the remaining stages and live a normal life.”

Joshua is a three-year-old boy. He is the only child in his family. Three years ago, Joshua was born with a congenital anorectal malform...

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Joshua's Timeline

  • June 12, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • June 18, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Joshua's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 20, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Joshua's treatment was fully funded.

  • September 09, 2018
    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.

  • October 07, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Joshua's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 29 donors

Treatment
Hirschbrung's/ARM (3-stage)
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $2,243 for Joshua's treatment
Subsidies fund $743 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,966
Medical Staff
$30
Medication
$57
Supplies
$76
Labs
$114

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$290raised
$438to go

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Nasma

Nasma is a ten year old girl from Tanzania who has had a challenging health background since she was young. When she was one year old, Nasma's ability to walk and talk was affected. This was followed by increased head size due to fluid accumulation in the brain. Nasma previously had surgery and she recovered well, albeit with slow growth. Unfortunately in 2016, she fell sick again and was in a coma for 6 weeks. Her parents had lost hope and thought she would pass away. However, she made a remarkable improvement and further needed hydrocephalus care. Her parents were not able to settle the hospital bill and went back to the village. With a continuous head migraine, Nasma's parents brought her to our medical partner in June 2019 where she had VPS shunt insertion with Watsi donor support. Later in December 2019, she was brought back with complaints of cries and head migraine. Upon review and several days of observations, the surgeons recommended a shunt revision to reduce intracranial pressure. She is in much pain, neither able to walk nor talk. The surgery will greatly reduce the pain and chances of brain damage. Nasma's parents are peasants who rely on subsistence farming to make ends meet. They had to borrow bus fare to reach our facility. Nasma 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, Nasma has been experiencing Increased head circumference and persistent pain. Without treatment, Nasma will experience severe physical and developmental delays. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $728 to cover the cost of surgery for Nasma that will treat her hydrocephalus. The procedure is scheduled to take place on January 2nd and will drain the excess fluid from Nasma's brain. This will reduce intracranial pressure and greatly improve her quality of life. Nasma’s mother says, “Please help my daughter get this treatment so that she may even be able to smile and talk again.”

39% funded

39%funded
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$438to go