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Queen from Zambia raised $1,500 to get healthy.

Queen
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Queen's treatment was fully funded on June 18, 2013.

Photo of Queen post-operation

Queen received surgery to treat hydrocephalus and prevent brain damage.

Doctors at CURE Zambia put an external shunt in place that will relieve her headaches, pain, and swelling. Queen will now be able to grow up and develop normally thanks to your support.

Queen’s family was especially grateful for the help they have received.

Doctors at CURE Zambia put an external shunt in place that will relieve her headaches, pain, and swelling. Queen will now be able to grow up...

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At only three-years-old, Queen is already proving she’s a champ. After suffering from persistent fevers as a baby, Queen was taken to a hospital where she ended up having surgery for hydrocephalus, a medical condition in which the abnormal accumulation of cerebral spinal fluid around the brain causes swelling and painful headaches from the increased pressure in the head.

If left untreated, hydrocephalus can lead to brain damage, a loss in mental and physical abilities, and even death. With early diagnosis and timely treatment, however, most children recover successfully and go on to lead normal lives.

Queen was treated with an internal shunt (a small tube placed in her brain to drain fluid), but it has already needed two replacements. An external shunt will have fewer complications and potentially save Queen’s life.

With our help, doctors at CURE Zambia can perform a stunt revision and make sure Queen is a hydrocephalus success story!

At only three-years-old, Queen is already proving she’s a champ. After suffering from persistent fevers as a baby, Queen was taken to a hosp...

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Queen's Timeline

  • June 10, 2013
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Queen's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 18, 2013
    FULLY FUNDED

    Queen's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Queen. Read the update.

Funded by 24 donors

Funded by 24 donors

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.