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Amani is a baby boy from Tanzania who needs $1,300 to fund hydrocephalus surgery.

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July 13, 2021

Amani is a beautiful eight-month-old baby boy and the last born child in a family of four children. Amani’s parents are small scale farmers who grow maize, bean, potatoes and vegetables which they mainly use for their own food. The father also works as a night guard to be able to get money to support his family.

Amani 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, Amani has been experiencing fevers and an impact on his eyes. Without treatment, Amani will experience severe physical and developmental delays.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,300 to cover the cost of surgery for Amani that will treat his hydrocephalus. The procedure is scheduled to take place on July 14th and will drain the excess fluid from Amani’s brain. This will reduce intracranial pressure and greatly improve his quality of life. With proper treatment, Amani will hopefully develop into a strong, healthy young boy.

Amani’s mother says, “It’s not been easy for us ever since we had our baby due to his health issues, he needs treatment but we cannot afford the cost. Help us if you can.”

Amani is a beautiful eight-month-old baby boy and the last born child in a family of four children. Amani's parents are small scale farmers ...

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Amani's Timeline

  • July 13, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • July 14, 2021
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Amani was scheduled to receive 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.

  • July 17, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Amani's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Amani is currently raising funds for his treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Amani's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

Funded by 27 donors

Funded by 27 donors

Treatment
Hydrocephalus - ETV Insertion
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,300 for Amani's treatment
Hospital Fees
$991
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$51
Supplies
$35
Labs
$111
Other
$112

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