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Rehma from Uganda raised $1,750 to treat her hydrocephalus.

Rehma
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  • $1,750 raised, $0 to go
$1,750
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$0
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Fully funded
Rehma's treatment was fully funded on July 11, 2014.

Photo of Rehma post-operation

February 12, 2015

Rehma received surgery to treat her hydrocephalus.

Her doctor says, “Rehma will now enjoy a normal childhood in which she can concentrate on growing healthy and going to school someday.”

Her doctor says, "Rehma will now enjoy a normal childhood in which she can concentrate on growing healthy and going to school someday."...

June 17, 2014

Say hi to Rhema, a sweet four-month-old baby girl living in Uganda! Rhema lives with her parents and older siblings. Her mother, Nancy, stays at home with the children while her father works for the local government as a district counselor.

Rhema was born with hydrocephalus, which is an excessive accumulation of fluid in the brain. This condition causes massive head size and “sun-setting” eyes, causing reduced vision. Without surgery, Rhema is likely to suffer brain damage due to the increased intracranial pressure. Rhema’s mother says, “we live and survive by the grace of God, baby included.”

Let’s raise $1750 to help Rehma survive through an endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV). This treatment will relieve the fluid build up on her brain, allowing the swelling in her head to decrease. This will put Rhema out of danger of blindness and further damage to her brain.

Say hi to Rhema, a sweet four-month-old baby girl living in Uganda! Rhema lives with her parents and older siblings. Her mother, Nancy, stay...

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Rehma's Timeline

  • June 17, 2014
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Rehma was submitted by Debbie Stowell at CURE International, our medical partner in Uganda.

  • June 18, 2014
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Rehma received treatment. 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, 2014
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Rehma's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 11, 2014
    FULLY FUNDED

    Rehma's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Rehma. Read the update.

Funded by 23 donors

Funded by 23 donors

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Shin

Shin is a 15-year-old novice monk from Burma. He lives and studies with his brother in Aung Damar Zinyone Learning Centre Monastery in Insein Township, Yangon Division. His father is a government officer for the ministry of religious affairs and culture and his mother is a shopkeeper and sells rice and curry. Although his parents send them pocket money, they cannot always do so. Instead, Shin and his brother are supported by the monks, and he collects donations of food from the community with the other monks, during morning alms collections. In his free time Shin like to play football with his friends. Sometimes, he likes to read books and study to learn new things. Shin was diagnosed with a heart condition that involves a malformation of the mitral valve, the valve between the left atrium and left ventricle. This valve controls the flow of blood, but certain conditions may cause blood to flow backward or the valve to narrow. Currently, Shin has difficulty breathing, is unable to sleep at night and sometimes he has a fever during the night. He cannot walk long distances and he has difficulty walking up stairs. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund a mitral valve replacement for Shin. The treatment is scheduled to take place on August 21 and, once completed, will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably. “When I grow up, I want to become a monk to help those in need as well as children whose parents cannot afford to send them to school,” said Shin. “This has been my dream since I was a child.”

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$1,414raised
$86to go

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