Success! Saika from Haiti raised $897 to fund surgery to treat hydrocephalus.

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Fully funded
Saika's treatment was fully funded on March 26, 2024.
  • Saika's story
  • Saika's update
February 26, 2024

Photo of Saika post-operation

May 16, 2024

Saika underwent surgery to treat hydrocephalus.

Saika's surgery was a success! Surgeons were able to place a shunt that will drain excess fluid from Saika's brain to reduce intracranial pr...

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Saika's Timeline

  • February 26, 2024

    Saika was submitted by Jennifer Rogers, Chief Nursing Officer at Project Medishare.

  • February 27, 2024

    Saika's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 26, 2024

    Saika's treatment was fully funded.

  • April 12, 2024

    Saika received treatment at Hospital Bernard Mevs in Haiti. 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 16, 2024

    Saika's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 3 donors

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Chrispine is a four-year-old boy from Malawi. He has two other siblings, one twin brother and one sister. His mother Everes, had two sets of twins, but tragically lost one of the girls shortly after birth. Christpine's mother sells vegetables and her husband is a farm worker. Chrispine likes playing and enjoys all kinds of food. Chrispine was born with bilateral inguinal hernia, which are lumps on both sides of the lower abdomen resulting from a weakness of the abdominal wall. His mother has been awaiting for an opportunity for surgery at a nearby hospital, but recently Chrispine has been experiencing a lot of pain. The condition has also affected his mother's ability to work, which has caused an income reduction for the family. A former beneficiary of the surgery support program at our medical partner's care facility, Partners in Hope Medical Centre, advised the family to seek help there. The diagnosis of bilateral inguinal hernia was confirmed and the need for a surgical intervention emphasized. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Chrispine receive treatment. On March 19th, surgeons at PIH will perform a hernia repair surgery, after which Chrispine is expected to make a full recovery. Now, Chrispine's family needs help to fund this $575 procedure. Chrispine's mother says, “I am grateful for the entire support given to my son and I am finally looking forward to surgery that will bring the long-awaited healing.”

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