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Success! Faraja from Tanzania raised $1,238 to fund brain surgery.

Faraja
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  • $1,238 raised, $0 to go
$1,238
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Faraja's treatment was fully funded on August 8, 2018.

Photo of Faraja post-operation

July 5, 2018

Faraja underwent brain surgery.

Faraja’s surgery went well. The ETV is working well and helping to relieve pressure from his brain. He is no longer vomiting. The doctors are happy with his recovery.

Faraja’s mother says, “God bless you all for helping treat my son he is doing so well. It’s still hard for me to believe this but it has been made possible by you all. Thank you.”

Faraja’s surgery went well. The ETV is working well and helping to relieve pressure from his brain. He is no longer vomiting. The doctors ar...

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June 13, 2018

Faraja is a baby from Tanzania. She is the second born in a family of two kids. Her parents are small-scale farmers who depend on what they harvest for their sustenance.

Faraja 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, Faraja has been experiencing vomiting and an increasing head circumference. Without treatment, Faraja 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 Faraja that will treat her hydrocephalus. The procedure is scheduled to take place on June 15 and will drain the excess fluid from Faraja’s brain. This will reduce intracranial pressure and greatly improve her quality of life. With proper treatment, Faraja will hopefully develop into a strong, healthy young girl.

Faraja’s father says, “We cannot afford the cost of the surgery but we wouldn’t want our baby to grow up a disabled child. Please help us, we don’t know any where else to go for help.”

Faraja is a baby from Tanzania. She is the second born in a family of two kids. Her parents are small-scale farmers who depend on what they ...

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Faraja's Timeline

  • June 13, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Faraja was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare.

  • June 17, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Faraja received treatment at Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre (ALMC) in Tanzania. 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.

  • June 17, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Faraja's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 5, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Faraja's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • August 8, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Faraja's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 14 donors

Funded by 14 donors

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

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Kaptuya

Kaptuya is a widow and a happy mother of three sons and a daughter from the semi-arid area of Baringo County in Kenya. Her husband passed away some years back after a short illness. Kaptuya and her children live in a semi-permanent three room house on her late husband's piece of land in an area well known for insecurity and cattle rustling. During the rainy season, they plant maize and millet that sometimes yields enough for both her school-aged children, and for her to sell. Currently, the area is faced with drought and famine, so they depend on relief food from the government and from well-wishers due to the lack of rain experienced this year. Six months ago, Kaptuya applied for a job as a housekeeper at a nearby health center. She was happy knowing that she would earn some money, and that the facility would pay for her medical coverage, but unfortunately that did not happen. The salary was also inconsistent and, thus, unreliable. In 2013, when Kaptuya was expecting her last born, she developed a growth at her neck which gradually increased in size. Kaptuya began to experience troubling symptoms, including neck swelling, which is most visible on the right side. She currently experiences shortness of breath, especially at night, and she sleeps with difficulty. She also has a fast heart rate, and easily gets tired, which affects her daily duties. She was diagnosed with non-toxic goiter, or an irregular growth of the thyroid. She needs surgery to prevent her symptoms from getting worse. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Kaptuya receive treatment. She is scheduled to undergo a thyroidectomy on November 22nd. Surgeons will remove all or part of her thyroid gland. This procedure will cost $936, and she and her family need help raising money. Kaptuya says, “I am the only hope for my dear children. I live because of them, and my well-being keeps them going. I would like to get well so that I may continue working in order to support them to pursue their dreams. Please assist me.”

22% funded

22%funded
$215raised
$721to go

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