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.