Baby Nejat from Ethiopia raised $1,500 to fund life-saving surgery for his birth condition.

Baby Nejat
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Baby Nejat's treatment was fully funded on August 26, 2021.
  • Baby Nejat's story
  • Baby Nejat's update
June 23, 2021

Photo of Baby Nejat post-operation

March 11, 2022

Baby Nejat underwent life-saving surgery for his birth condition.

Our medical partner just shared that Baby Nejat had a long journey of medical care and is now healing and doing well! He underwent surgery a...

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Baby Nejat's Timeline

  • June 23, 2021

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

  • June 24, 2021

    Baby Nejat's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 26, 2021

    Baby Nejat's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 2, 2021

    Baby Nejat received treatment at BethanyKids Myungsung Christian Medical Centre (BKMCM) in Ethiopia. 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.

  • March 11, 2022

    We received an update on Baby Nejat. Read the update.

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Trizah is an 18-month-old baby girl who is especially playful around her mother. Trizah lives with her parents and three siblings in Kenya, where her mother works as a casual laborer washing clothes, and her father is employed at a welding workshop. Because of the hydrocephalus she was diagnosed with early on, Trizah has already undergone more than three surgeries in her young life. She had a shunt insertion procedure done a few days after her birth, which needed to be revised in May 2022. Her hydrocephalus has worsened, requiring the placement of two external ventricular drains in 2023. Sadly, the revised shunt has failed, and Trizah is now in need of another surgery to have a new shunt inserted to drain the excess fluids in her brain and alleviate the intracranial pressure caused by the fluids. Trizah also needs surgery to stop the convulsions she has been experiencing, and prevent the severe physical and developmental delays that result from untreated hydrocephalus. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $720 to cover the cost of the surgery to treat her hydrocephalus. The procedure is scheduled to take place on February 22nd at BethanyKids Kijabe Hospital. The excess fluid will be drained from Trizah's brain, reducing the intracranial pressure, and greatly improving her quality of life. With proper treatment, Trizah should develop into a strong and healthy young girl. Trizah’s mother says: “She has been having surgeries since birth. Her head is increasing in size, and she is experiencing scary convulsions. I just hope this treatment will help her to recover.”

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