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Success! Aimidiwe from Tanzania raised $1,238 to fund hydrocephalus treatment.

Aimidiwe
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  • $1,238 raised, $0 to go
$1,238
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Fully funded
Aimidiwe's treatment was fully funded on June 13, 2020.

Photo of Aimidiwe post-operation

February 25, 2020

Aimidiwe underwent hydrocephalus treatment.

Aimidiwe had a successful surgery that has helped drain fluids that were accumulating in her head, creating pressure that was putting her in danger of brain damage or ultimately death if it had not been treated in time.

She is now doing much better. She is able to sleep well and her feeding is also improving, with much of her previous vomiting now stopped.

Aimidiwe’s mother says, “I don’t know what we would have done if it was not for your help in funding our daughter’s treatment cost. Thank you very much.’’

Aimidiwe had a successful surgery that has helped drain fluids that were accumulating in her head, creating pressure that was putting her in...

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January 12, 2020

Aimidiwe is a three month old baby girl from Tanzania and the second-born child in a family of two children. She was born at a local hospital with a cleft palate and was referred to Watsi Medical Partner ALMC hospital to seek treatment. She was admitted to the hospital since she couldn’t feed well and was having regular seizures. Her family was advised to return for regular check-ups and observation but the parents couldn’t afford the transport money and the consultation fee since they had used up all their saving for the period she had been admitted, thus they hadn’t returned. A few weeks later, she started vomiting and her head was increasing in size so her family had to find money and take Aimidiwe back to ALMC hospital.

Her father is a shop attendant with a meager income and they had to borrow money to take Aimidiwe back to the hospital. At the hospital Aimidiwe needed to have CT scan done but the parents couldn’t afford it thus when they were referred to our funding and support program. Aimidiwe has now been diagnosed with cleft palate and hydrocephalus, and she will need to have the hydrocephalus condition corrected first to save her from the pain and danger of brain damage. Thereafter, doctors will correct her cleft palate condition. Her parents are asking for help and support since they can’t afford the treatment cost.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,238 to cover the cost of surgery for Aimidiwe that will treat her hydrocephalus. The procedure is scheduled to take place on January 13th and will drain the excess fluid from Aimidiwe’s brain. This will reduce intracranial pressure and greatly improve her quality of life. With proper treatment, Aimidiwe will hopefully develop into a strong, healthy young girl.

Ahimidiwe’s mother says, “Our daughter needs two very important surgeries none of which we can afford, kindly help us.”

Aimidiwe is a three month old baby girl from Tanzania and the second-born child in a family of two children. She was born at a local hospita...

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Aimidiwe's Timeline

  • January 12, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Aimidiwe was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • January 13, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Aimidiwe's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 14, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Aimidiwe 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.

  • February 25, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Aimidiwe's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • June 13, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Aimidiwe's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 17 donors

Funded by 17 donors

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

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