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Success! Debora from Tanzania raised $1,015 to fund spina bifida treatment.

Debora
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  • $1,015 raised, $0 to go
$1,015
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Debora's treatment was fully funded on December 1, 2020.

Photo of Debora post-operation

December 9, 2020

Debora underwent spina bifida treatment.

Debora had a successful surgery that helped repair her spina bifida condition that she was born with. She is currently doing well and receiving on-going care to change the dressings on her wound as it heals. Five days after her surgery Debora had to return to the hospital unexpectedly to have a debridement procedure to clean her wound which appeared in danger of serious infection, but she is now doing much better.

Through this treatment Debora has been saved from having her spine infected which could put her in danger of losing limb movement or even lead to death.

Debora’s mother says, “Thank you for saving my daughter’s life by helping fund her treatment cost which we couldn’t afford. She is now doing fine and healing well. God bless you. ”

Debora had a successful surgery that helped repair her spina bifida condition that she was born with. She is currently doing well and receiv...

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November 1, 2020

Debora is a three-weeks-old beautiful baby girl and the firstborn child to her young parents. Both parents are small-scale farmers and depend fully on what they harvest for their daily living.

Debora was born with spina bifida, a type of neural tube defect in which the spine does not properly close around the spinal cord. Without treatment, Debora is at risk of lower-limb paralysis, infection of the exposed nervous tissue, development of tethered cord syndrome, and possible developmental delays.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,015 to cover the cost of Debora’s spina bifida closure surgery. The procedure is scheduled to take place on November 2nd. This procedure will hopefully spare Debora from the risks associated with her condition, instead allowing her to grow and develop along a healthy trajectory.

Debora’s mother shared with us, “Please help my daughter I am scared. I would love to see my daughter grow up into a big girl but this condition is putting her life at risk.”

Debora is a three-weeks-old beautiful baby girl and the firstborn child to her young parents. Both parents are small-scale farmers and depen...

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Debora's Timeline

  • November 1, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • November 02, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Debora 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.

  • November 03, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Debora's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 01, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Debora's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 09, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Debora's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 31 donors

Funded by 31 donors

Treatment
Spina Bifida Repair (Alone)
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,015 for Debora's treatment
Hospital Fees
$804
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$51
Supplies
$51
Labs
$60
Other
$49

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.