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Ibrahim is a 15-year-old student from Tanzania who needs $1,362 to fund surgery to treat his hydrocephalus condition.

Ibrahim
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June 21, 2020

Ibrahim is a 15-year-old student from Tanzania and the fourth born in a family of five children. His parents are small-scale farmers.

Ibrahim 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, Ibrahim has been experiencing headaches, vomiting, and difficulty walking. Without treatment, Ibrahim will experience severe physical and developmental delays.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,362 to cover the cost of surgery for Ibrahim that will treat his hydrocephalus. The procedure is scheduled to take place on June 22 and will drain the excess fluid from Ibrahim’s brain. This will reduce intracranial pressure and greatly improve his quality of life. With proper treatment, Ibrahim will hopefully develop into a strong, healthy young man.

Ibrahim’s father shared, “Please help us. The cost of treatment is very high and we cannot effort it. We would like to see our son get better and hopefully resume school.”

Ibrahim is a 15-year-old student from Tanzania and the fourth born in a family of five children. His parents are small-scale farmers. Ib...

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Ibrahim's Timeline

  • June 21, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • June 22, 2020
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Ibrahim was scheduled to receive 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.

  • June 22, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ibrahim's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Ibrahim is currently raising funds for his treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Ibrahim's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

Funded by 19 donors

Funded by 19 donors

Treatment
Hydrocephalus - ETV Insertion
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,362 for Ibrahim's treatment
Hospital Fees
$1,115
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$51
Supplies
$35
Labs
$111
Other
$50

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