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

Oliva
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  • $1,238 raised, $0 to go
$1,238
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Oliva's treatment was fully funded on July 5, 2020.

Photo of Oliva post-operation

August 6, 2020

Oliva underwent hydrocephalus treatment.

Our Medical Partner just shared that Oliva had successful surgery to help release the fluid that was accumulating in her head causing nausea and fevers. She is currently doing well and getting her health back. Oliva has already started being active and playful since she is no longer in pain.

Oliva’s mother shared, “I am very grateful for all the help and support you have given to our child. She is now sleeping well and very active. Her health is also back and we are very happy to see her recovering so well.”

Our Medical Partner just shared that Oliva had successful surgery to help release the fluid that was accumulating in her head causing nausea...

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March 10, 2020

Oliva is a baby from Tanzania and is the first born child in her small family. Since Olivia’s mother is a stay-at-home mother and her father is a subsistence farmer, they are not able to afford Oliva’s needed treatment.

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

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,238 to cover the cost of surgery for Oliva that will treat her hydrocephalus. The procedure is scheduled to take place on March 11th and will drain the excess fluid from Oliva’s brain. This will reduce intracranial pressure and greatly improve her quality of life. With proper treatment, Oliva will hopefully develop into a strong, healthy young girl.

Oliva’s mother says, “After my daughter had her VPS shunt placed earlier she got better but due to her shunt having failed her head is increasing and she is having fevers and vomiting a lot. Please help my daughter.”

Oliva is a baby from Tanzania and is the first born child in her small family. Since Olivia’s mother is a stay-at-home mother and her father...

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Oliva's Timeline

  • March 10, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Oliva was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Tanzania.

  • March 11, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Oliva's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 06, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Oliva 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.

  • July 05, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Oliva's treatment was fully funded.

  • August 06, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Oliva's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 33 donors

Funded by 33 donors

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

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Kyomuhangi

Kyomuhangi is a 45-year-old farmer from Uganda. She is married and a mother to four children; three sons and one daughter. One of her sons is in the capital Kampala working, and the rest are still in school. Her eldest daughter is married and is a small scale farmer. Kyomuhangi herself dropped out of school at primary seven and never proceeded due to lack of school fees. Currently, she and her husband both earn a living from small scale farming. They grow food crops like beans, maize and groundnuts both for consumption and sale to earn for their family. Four years ago, Kyomuhangi started experiencing lower abdominal pain. She has been diagnosed with chorionic pelvic uterine myoma undergoing degeneration. A myoma is a non-cancerous tumor, and Kyomuhangi needs to have it removed. As such, she will undergo a hysterectomy, a procedure in which surgeons will remove her uterus. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $219 to fund Kyomuhangi's surgery. On February 2nd, she will undergo gynecological surgery at our medical partner's care center. Once recovered, Kyomuhangi will be able to resume her daily activities free of pain she has been experiencing. Kyomuhangi shared, “Over the past four years, I have been suffering, but am now glad that I was oriented to the support [Watsi] offers. I pray that you can help me undergo my surgery so that I can have good health once again and resume with farming so that I can support my family.”

45% funded

45%funded
$100raised
$119to go

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