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Success! Maria from Uganda raised $1,500 to get healthy.

Maria
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Fully funded
Maria's treatment was fully funded on January 25, 2013.

Maria is a less than 1-year-old baby with hydrocephalus or “water on the brain,” one of the most common abnormalities affecting children around the world. Hydrocephalus develops when the normal flow of cerebrospinal fluid is blocked, causing a build up of excessive fluid in the ventricles of the brain. If left untreated, Maria’s doctors say the condition will lead to significant brain damage, developmental delays, blindness, and ultimately a premature death.

Fortunately, there’s a good chance that with surgery, Maria will life a full, normal life. Surgeons at CURE say this procedure will likely be “life-saving.”

Maria comes from a caring family. Her parents earn a modest living through subsistence farming. Maria’s mother noticed her daughter’s head abnormally increasing in size and immediately sought medical attention at the district hospital. She hoped the doctors there would provide a quick solution and Maria’s health would go back to normal. Instead, they told her that Maria had a condition that would require surgery and that she needed to get to the CURE Hospital as soon as possible. Since arriving at CURE, Maria’s mother feels encouraged by the other kids she has seen doing well after surgery, and she is hopeful that Maria will make a full recovery.

Maria is a less than 1-year-old baby with hydrocephalus or “water on the brain,” one of the most common abnormalities affecting children aro...

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Maria's Timeline

  • January 25, 2013
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Maria's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 25, 2013
    FULLY FUNDED

    Maria's treatment was fully funded.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Maria's treatment update from CURE International.

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Funded by 8 donors

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Kesande

Kesande and her husband are small-scale farmers who grow sweet potatoes, Irish potatoes, and sorghum for their family to eat. She completed primary school until class seven, but did not proceed due to lack of school fees. Her firstborn is now 6 years old and in first grade at the local primary school. Their family owns a three-room semi-permanent house, which was constructed on the land given to them by the husband’s parents. Her husband lost his father and is only left with his old mother who greatly needs their support and care. Kesande is a mother of one, but this is her third pregnancy. She had c-section deliveries with her previous pregnancies, but unfortunately lost her first baby in 2012 when intra uterine fetal death occurred. However, her next delivery was successful in 2014. This pregnancy, she has had antenatal checkups from Kamuganguzi Health Centre where she was advised to go to a hospital that offers surgery services in May. She reported to Rushoroza Hospital on May 1st, 2020 at 1100 hours following the directive of the health centre. On assessment by the midwife, she recommends a c-section to protect the health of her and the baby. Their family has many responsibilities on their shoulders on top of their own family needs. They utilize the pieces of land that were given to them by the husband’s father and have no other sources of income. Kesande says, “I pray for a successful surgery. I plan to work even harder both physically and mentally to be able to secure and generate income that will enable us to take good care of the child we expect.”

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$21raised
$196to go

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Kesande

Kesande and her husband are small-scale farmers who grow sweet potatoes, Irish potatoes, and sorghum for their family to eat. She completed primary school until class seven, but did not proceed due to lack of school fees. Her firstborn is now 6 years old and in first grade at the local primary school. Their family owns a three-room semi-permanent house, which was constructed on the land given to them by the husband’s parents. Her husband lost his father and is only left with his old mother who greatly needs their support and care. Kesande is a mother of one, but this is her third pregnancy. She had c-section deliveries with her previous pregnancies, but unfortunately lost her first baby in 2012 when intra uterine fetal death occurred. However, her next delivery was successful in 2014. This pregnancy, she has had antenatal checkups from Kamuganguzi Health Centre where she was advised to go to a hospital that offers surgery services in May. She reported to Rushoroza Hospital on May 1st, 2020 at 1100 hours following the directive of the health centre. On assessment by the midwife, she recommends a c-section to protect the health of her and the baby. Their family has many responsibilities on their shoulders on top of their own family needs. They utilize the pieces of land that were given to them by the husband’s father and have no other sources of income. Kesande says, “I pray for a successful surgery. I plan to work even harder both physically and mentally to be able to secure and generate income that will enable us to take good care of the child we expect.”

9% funded

9%funded
$21raised
$196to go