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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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$0
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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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$269to go

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Elkana

Elkana is a cheerful and friendly man from Kenya. He is the fourth born in a family of seven. He attended school up until class seven but had to end his studies due to financial constraints. He now works as a farmer and has a small piece of land on which he plants maize and potatoes, primarily to feed him and his family. To earn money, he works as a casual laborer, working on people's farms, as well as doing work such as clearing bushes and carrying loads. Until now, his wife has worked alongside him, but she has stopped working because she is currently pregnant. On July 16th, Elkana was brought to our medical partner's care center after being involved in a road traffic accident involving a lorry, or large truck, and a tractor. This accident left many people injured, including Elkana. He experienced a fracture of his left femur and is now experiencing pain. He is also unable to walk or stand. Without treatment, he will not be able to return to work and provide for his family. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On July 19th, Elkana will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. After surgery, he will be able to use his leg again, return to work, and continue providing for his family. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,145 to fund this procedure. Elkana shares, ”My family depends on me for their daily needs, so it is really difficult for them. Kindly help me so that I may lead a normal life once again.”

56% funded

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$650raised
$495to go