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Anslot from Haiti raised $1,260 to treat hydrocephalus.

Anslot
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  • $1,260 raised, $0 to go
$1,260
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Fully funded
Anslot's treatment was fully funded on October 18, 2015.

Photo of Anslot post-operation

October 21, 2015

Anslot received life-saving surgery to treat hydrocephalus.

“I can see that his head is a little bit smaller and his forehead is less swollen,” Anslot’s mother shares. “He is not totally healed yet but I am excited to see him able to carry his head and walk. I know it will take some time but I am very confident.”

“Anslot is doing well after the surgery,” his doctor adds. “Anslot has now big chances of not dying of hydrocephalus, as he had surgery to remove the excess fluids in his brain and prevent that in the future.”

"I can see that his head is a little bit smaller and his forehead is less swollen," Anslot's mother shares. "He is not totally healed yet bu...

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October 4, 2015

Meet Anslot, a 12-month-old boy from Haiti who was born with hydrocephalus. “After Anslot was born his mother noticed that he cried a lot during the night,” our medical partner, Project Medishare (PM), explains, “so she took him to the hospital where he spent 20 days receiving care. Three months later Anslot’s head became much bigger and so he went back to the hospital where his mother was referred to our hospital.”

PM continues, “Anslot is facing symptoms such as fever, seizure, and sometimes flu. He also cannot sit up or carry his head.”

If Anslot does not receive treatment, his symptoms will worsen and he will be at risk for brain damage, decreased physical and mental capabilities, and even death. However, paying for care is very difficult for Anslot’s family.

“Anslot is one of four children,” PM says, “and lives in the countryside with his three sisters and mother. His father lives in the city doing random jobs to support his family, but they are poor and cannot pay for the surgery to save Anslot’s life.”

Anslot’s mother adds, “His sickness causes a lot of problems because I cannot sleep at all during the night and I have to move and hold him.”

With $1,260 in funding, Anslot will receive a hydrocephalus shunt placement. During this procedure, the excess fluid will be drained from Anslot’s head and, as the surgery’s name suggests, a shunt will be placed in the area to prevent future cerebrospinal fluid buildup. According to PM, “Treatment will have a very positive impact on Anslot’s life; after the surgical intervention the other issues caused by the hydrocephalus will be eliminated Anslot will have access to a safer and healthier life.”

Meet Anslot, a 12-month-old boy from Haiti who was born with hydrocephalus. “After Anslot was born his mother noticed that he cried a lot du...

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Anslot's Timeline

  • October 4, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Anslot was submitted by Joseph Emmanuel at Project Medishare.

  • October 4, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Anslot received treatment. 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.

  • October 15, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Anslot's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 18, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Anslot's treatment was fully funded.

  • October 21, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Anslot. Read the update.

Funded by 18 donors

Funded by 18 donors

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