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Paul from Tanzania raised $1,238 to fund brain surgery.

Paul
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  • $1,238 raised, $0 to go
$1,238
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Paul's treatment was fully funded on October 18, 2018.
December 21, 2018

Paul sadly and unexpectedly passed away after surgery.

We are deeply saddened to report that after undergoing a successful surgery, Paul passed away after returning home.

We are committed to reporting all outcomes transparently—even those we wish were different. Thank you so much for your support of Paul and his family.

We are deeply saddened to report that after undergoing a successful surgery, Paul passed away after returning home. We are committed to r...

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September 6, 2018

Paul is a baby from Tanzania. He is the first child to his young parents. Paul’s parents practice small-scale farming in order to meet their basic needs.

Paul has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the brain and increases intracranial pressure. As a result of his condition, Paul has been experiencing an increasing head circumference. Without treatment, Paul will experience severe physical and developmental delays.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,238 to cover the cost of surgery for Paul that will treat his hydrocephalus. The procedure is scheduled to take place on September 7 and will drain the excess fluid from Paul’s brain. This will reduce intracranial pressure and greatly improve his quality of life. With proper treatment, Paul will hopefully develop into a strong, healthy young boy.

Paul’s mother says, “Please help us.”

Paul is a baby from Tanzania. He is the first child to his young parents. Paul's parents practice small-scale farming in order to meet their...

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Paul's Timeline

  • September 6, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • September 07, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Paul 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.

  • September 07, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Paul's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 18, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Paul's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 21, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Paul. Read the update.

Funded by 26 donors

Funded by 26 donors

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

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