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Success! Suzan from Tanzania raised $775 to treat hydrocephalus.

Suzan
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  • $775 raised, $0 to go
$775
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Fully funded
Suzan's treatment was fully funded on November 21, 2015.

Photo of Suzan post-operation

December 10, 2015

Suzan received treatment for hydrocephalus.

“Suzan is doing very well,” shares our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation. “She had hydrocephalus and a shunt was inserted successfully and it is working properly. Suzan is much more active and she does not cry too much. Suzan is out of the risk of losing her eyesight.”

“I am so thankful because my baby is doing so much better,” says Suzan’s mother. “She doesn’t have the frequent fevers, she is feeding much better, and she is more alert than before. I deeply appreciate the financial support.”

"Suzan is doing very well," shares our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation. "She had hydrocephalus and a shunt was insert...

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November 3, 2015

Suzan is four months old and lives in Tanzania with her parents and four siblings. Since she was two months old, Suzan has suffered from a condition known as hydrocephalus, or a buildup of cerebrospinal fluid in her brain.

“The circumference of Suzan’s head is increasing due to increased intracranial pressure,” shares our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF). As a result of her condition, Suzan experiences fluctuating fevers and loss in appetite. “If not treated, Suzan will be at risk of losing her vision.”

Suzan’s parents work as small scale farmers and do not have the income to fund her treatment. Her parents have “had to sell their only goat to get bus fare to bring their daughter to the hospital,” her doctor shares.

For $775, Suzan will receive surgery to treat the buildup of fluid in her brain, eliminate the risk of going blind, and to help her continue with normal growth.

Suzan’s mother adds, “I hope our baby will get well, continue with normal growth and later on, go to school like other children.”

Suzan is four months old and lives in Tanzania with her parents and four siblings. Since she was two months old, Suzan has suffered from a c...

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Suzan's Timeline

  • November 3, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Suzan was submitted by Esupat Kimerei, Rehab Surgery Project Assistant Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • November 4, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Suzan 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.

  • November 13, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Suzan's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 21, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Suzan's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 10, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Suzan's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 18 donors

Funded by 18 donors

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Beatrice is a quiet lady in her early 50’s who has been blessed with six children, now ages 14-27. She runs a small grocery at the marketplace to provide for her family. Beatrice's husband doesn’t have a stable job. He does casual jobs across the village such as clearing bushes to meet the needs of his family. Beatrice and her family live in a two-bedroom house constructed with mud. They depend mostly on their daily jobs for food and save a little to pay school fees for their children and bills at the end of the month. A week ago, Beatrice sustained a left arm injury after fainting. Beatrice was brought to Kapsowar Hospital and an X-Ray was done which confirmed a fracture to her left humerus. Beatrice shared that she has a history of fainting and subsequently falling. Beatrice is in pain and she is unable to attend to her normal day-to-day things now. Beatrice is concerned that she can’t cook for her family or run her grocery business due to her injury. Beatrice had a cast applied about a week ago and was discharged to go home to look for funds for her surgery. A week later, Beatrice returned to the hospital with no hope of raising funds for her surgery. Their family is unable to raise the required amount with their low wages only able to afford daily needs like meals and clothing. Fortunately, our medical partner can help. On September 7th, Beatrice will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation procedure. Beatrice will no longer be in pain, she will be able to attend to her grocery business and take care of her family. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $941 to fund this procedure. Beatrice says, “Life has never been the same since I broke my hand. I am worried about my children who need care every day. My hope is to get treated so that I can continue supporting my family.”

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$772raised
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Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Beatrice

Beatrice is a quiet lady in her early 50’s who has been blessed with six children, now ages 14-27. She runs a small grocery at the marketplace to provide for her family. Beatrice's husband doesn’t have a stable job. He does casual jobs across the village such as clearing bushes to meet the needs of his family. Beatrice and her family live in a two-bedroom house constructed with mud. They depend mostly on their daily jobs for food and save a little to pay school fees for their children and bills at the end of the month. A week ago, Beatrice sustained a left arm injury after fainting. Beatrice was brought to Kapsowar Hospital and an X-Ray was done which confirmed a fracture to her left humerus. Beatrice shared that she has a history of fainting and subsequently falling. Beatrice is in pain and she is unable to attend to her normal day-to-day things now. Beatrice is concerned that she can’t cook for her family or run her grocery business due to her injury. Beatrice had a cast applied about a week ago and was discharged to go home to look for funds for her surgery. A week later, Beatrice returned to the hospital with no hope of raising funds for her surgery. Their family is unable to raise the required amount with their low wages only able to afford daily needs like meals and clothing. Fortunately, our medical partner can help. On September 7th, Beatrice will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation procedure. Beatrice will no longer be in pain, she will be able to attend to her grocery business and take care of her family. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $941 to fund this procedure. Beatrice says, “Life has never been the same since I broke my hand. I am worried about my children who need care every day. My hope is to get treated so that I can continue supporting my family.”

82% funded

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