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Ezekiel from Uganda raised $1,300 to fund hydrocephalus surgery.

Ezekiel
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  • $1,300 raised, $0 to go
$1,300
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$0
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Fully funded
Ezekiel's treatment was fully funded on December 15, 2020.

Photo of Ezekiel post-operation

September 23, 2020

Ezekiel underwent hydrocephalus surgery.

Our medical partner shared an update with us that due to an infection, Ezekiel’s surgery changed from an ETV + CPC to a VPS insertion. His doctors felt this would be a better treatment for his growing body. The surgery went well and helped correct the acquired hydrocephalus that was putting him in pain and suffering. Through this treatment, Ezekiel has been saved from further damage of his brain by relieving the pressure that was building up and helping to stop his fevers, vomiting, and seizures. He is currently doing fine and starting to recover, getting back to a healthy place.

Ezekiel’s mother shared, “We had no other means to afford our son’s treatment cost since we have been left with no saving. Thank you very much for helping making this possible and may God bless you and add more to your life.”

Our medical partner shared an update with us that due to an infection, Ezekiel’s surgery changed from an ETV + CPC to a VPS insertion. His d...

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July 22, 2020

Ezekiel is a baby from Uganda. Ezekiel’s parents are both small-scale farmers and they keep a few goats. They depend entirely on their harvest to meet their day to day basic needs

Ezekiel has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the brain and increases intracranial pressure. As a result of his condition, Ezekiel has been crying a lot, vomiting, and experiencing seizures. Without treatment, Ezekiel will experience severe physical and developmental delays.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,300 to cover the cost of surgery for Ezekiel that will treat his hydrocephalus. The procedure is scheduled to take place on July 22nd and will drain the excess fluid from Ezekiel’s brain. This will reduce intracranial pressure and greatly improve his quality of life. With proper treatment, Ezekiel will hopefully develop into a strong, healthy young boy.

Ezekiel’s mother shared, “Please help my son, he was a happy boy before he started getting sick. Please help him get better.”

Ezekiel is a baby from Uganda. Ezekiel’s parents are both small-scale farmers and they keep a few goats. They depend entirely on their harve...

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Ezekiel's Timeline

  • July 22, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Ezekiel was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare.

  • July 22, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ezekiel's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 24, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Ezekiel 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.

  • September 23, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Ezekiel. Read the update.

  • December 15, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Ezekiel's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 30 donors

Funded by 30 donors

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

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D is a 38-year-old man who lives by himself and used to wash cars in a mechanic's shop until his accident. Unfortunately, he had to quit his job because of his condition and he has had no income since. On April 2nd, his friends asked him to pick mangos. After climbing up the tree, the branch he was holding onto suddenly broke and he fell onto a rock. He broke his right lower leg in the fall. Unable to stand up by himself, his two friends supported him and arranged for his transportation to a local hospital. At the hospital, he received an x-ray and the doctor wrapped his lower leg in a bandage. He scheduled a follow-up appointment for the following week and went home. However, D did not go back to the hospital because he had no money. Two weeks later, he visited a local clinic because he was still in pain. He was referred to our medical partner's care center where an x-ray showed that he had broken both of the bones in his right lower leg and he was told that he would need surgery. Currently, he cannot walk and experiences pain in his lower right leg when he moves. With the help of our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, D will undergo surgery to reset his fractured bones and ensure proper healing. The procedure is scheduled for May 23rd and will cost $1,500. This surgery will help D walk again and he will be able to find work after he has made a full recovery. D shared, "I lost my job after my leg was injured. I no longer have an income or a place to live. I do not have anyone I can depend on and I feel like I have no more hope living with this condition."

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$1,302raised
$198to go

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