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Success! Christina from Tanzania raised $1,238 to fund treatment for hydrocephalus.

Christina
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  • $1,238 raised, $0 to go
$1,238
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Christina's treatment was fully funded on January 8, 2018.

Photo of Christina post-operation

September 22, 2017

Christina underwent treatment for hydrocephalus.

Increased intracranial pressure on the brain has been eliminated and Christina will grow up well and healthy. She will attend school and engage in other activities when she grows up.

Christina’s mother says, “I am very thankful and very happy that Christina got treatment, God bless abundantly those who contributed towards Christina’s treatment. I promise that when she grows up she will attend school and fulfill her dreams.”

Increased intracranial pressure on the brain has been eliminated and Christina will grow up well and healthy. She will attend school and eng...

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August 4, 2017

Christina is a playful, happy child from Tanzania. She has hydrocephalus, a condition where there is excess fluid around the brain. This condition causes regular fever, irritation, and vomiting. If the hydrocephalus is not addressed now, Christina’s head will continue to grow, causing increased pressure on her brain.

Christina’s mother noticed her head was growing abnormally at three months of age and began to seek treatment. A surgeon diagnosed hydrocephalus and said the pressure needs to be relieved as soon as possible in order to ensure Christina has a chance at a normal life. Christina’s treatment date is August 7.

Christina’s parents are small-scale farmers, who mainly grow crops for home consumption. The family of six all lives together in one home in Tanzania. They need help raising $1,238 to pay for treatment.

“I just want for my child to be healthy again,” says Christina’s mother.

Christina is a playful, happy child from Tanzania. She has hydrocephalus, a condition where there is excess fluid around the brain. This con...

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Christina's Timeline

  • August 4, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Christina was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • August 7, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Christina 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.

  • August 28, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Christina's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 22, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Christina's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • January 8, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Christina's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 17 donors

Funded by 17 donors

Treatment
Hydrocephalus - ETV Insertion
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,238 for Christina's treatment
Hospital Fees
$991
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$51
Supplies
$35
Labs
$111
Other
$50

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$957raised
$529to go

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