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Debora is a newborn baby girl from Tanzania who needs $1,015 to fund spina bifida treatment.

Debora
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  • $732 raised, $283 to go
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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 SCHEDULED

    Debora was scheduled to receive 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.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Debora is currently raising funds for her treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Debora's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

Funded by 29 donors

Funded by 29 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.