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Delvin is a baby from Tanzania who needs $973 to fund congenital anorectal malformation treatment.

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May 17, 2020

Delvin is 8 months old and the fourth born child in his family. He was born healthy and his mom and him were discharged home from the hospital. However, once home, his mother noticed that he did not have a BM for the first three days and his she started noticing that his stomach was getting swollen.

Delvin’s parents returned to the hospital where they performed a small procedure and he was able to go to the bathroom normally. They were discharged back home and but the problem returned in just a few weeks. They returned to the hospital where an ultrasound and x-rays were done. Results showed that he needed a surgical review and possibly surgery to correct his anorectal malformation, so his family was referred to a bigger hospital for further management.

Delvin’s parents could not afford to go to the referral hospital but by luck as they were telling their neighbor about their situation, he connected them with one of our Medical Partner’s doctors for help. Delvin’s parents are both subsistence farmers, they do not earn enough to be able to afford Delvin’s needed surgery.

Delvin’s mother says, “My son is suffering, his stomach swells and he cries out of discomfort and pain. Please help us get him this treatment so that he may be able to use the bathroom normally.”

Delvin is 8 months old and the fourth born child in his family. He was born healthy and his mom and him were discharged home from the hospit...

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Delvin's Timeline

  • May 17, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • May 18, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Delvin received 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.

  • May 18, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Delvin's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 08, 2020
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Delvin's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Delvin is currently raising funds for his treatment.

Funded by 10 donors

Funded by 10 donors

Treatment
Hirschprung's/ARM (Simple)
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $973 for Delvin's treatment
Hospital Fees
$727
Medical Staff
$30
Medication
$53
Supplies
$49
Labs
$114

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