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Scholastica from Tanzania raised $1,300 to fund hydrocephalus treatment.

Scholastica
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  • $1,300 raised, $0 to go
$1,300
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$0
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Fully funded
Scholastica's treatment was fully funded on February 26, 2021.

Photo of Scholastica post-operation

March 5, 2021

Scholastica underwent hydrocephalus treatment.

Our medical partner shared that Scholastica had hydrocephalus surgery of ETV. This treatment aimed to help relieve her of the pressure build-up due to fluid accumulation in her head that was putting her in danger of brain damage, causing her pain and discomfort. Her surgery was completed but the medical team is concerned about her ongoing condition, so they have put Scholastica on medication and are continuing to support her closely as she recovers. She may be scheduled for another surgery to help her continue to grow and develop.

Scholastica’s mother says, “Thank you for your help and support, I pray to God that everything goes well so that my daughter’s treatment can be successful.”

Our medical partner shared that Scholastica had hydrocephalus surgery of ETV. This treatment aimed to help relieve her of the pressure build...

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January 25, 2021

Scholastica is a 6-month-old baby girl from Tanzania. She is the last born in a family of six children.

Scholastica was born a healthy child but, at four months of age, her mother noticed her head was growing very fast and she was not able to support it. They could not afford the cost of seeking care at the regional hospital at the time. Scholastica’s parents are small scale farmers and work hard to make ends meet with their income. Eventually, they were able to get some money from relatives and took her back to the regional hospital.

There, Scholastica was diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the brain and increases intracranial pressure. Without treatment, Scholastica will experience severe physical and developmental delays. Unfortunately, she was not able to get an appointment at the regional hospital for a long time.

As time went on, Scholastica’s condition grew worse. Her head increased in size and her eyes began rolling down. Though they were concerned, her parents could not raise money to seek an alternative hospital for care. Eventually, their friend referred them to our medical partner’s care center, ALMC Plaster House. Their friends and neighbours supported them with bus fare for the two-day journey to the hospital. Now, she is scheduled for an ETV surgery to treat her condition, and the family appeals for financial support for this procedure.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,300 to cover the cost of ETV surgery for Scholastica that will treat her hydrocephalus. The procedure is scheduled to take place on January 25th and will drain the excess fluid from Scholastica’s brain. This will reduce intracranial pressure and greatly improve her quality of life. It will also reduce the likelihood of severe fevers, vomiting, and potential brain damage. With proper treatment, Scholastica will hopefully develop into a strong, healthy young girl.

Scholastica’s mother shared, “We travelled for two days because we were told there is hope for my daughter to get help. Please help save her.”

Scholastica is a 6-month-old baby girl from Tanzania. She is the last born in a family of six children. Scholastica was born a healthy c...

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Scholastica's Timeline

  • January 25, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Scholastica was submitted by Edward Mugane, Impact Assessment Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Tanzania.

  • January 25, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Scholastica 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.

  • January 26, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Scholastica's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 26, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Scholastica's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 05, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Scholastica. Read the update.

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

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