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Success! Bryton from Tanzania raised $1,238 to fund brain surgery.

Bryton
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  • $1,238 raised, $0 to go
$1,238
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Bryton's treatment was fully funded on June 11, 2018.

Photo of Bryton post-operation

May 30, 2018

Bryton underwent brain surgery.

Bryton’s surgery went well. He no longer vomits or has regular fevers.

Bryton’s mother says, “My son is doing so much better, I cannot thank you enough. God bless you all for helping to treat him. Thank you so much.”

Bryton’s surgery went well. He no longer vomits or has regular fevers. Bryton’s mother says, “My son is doing so much better, I cannot th...

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May 15, 2018

Bryton is a baby from Tanzania. Both his parents work in the textile industry as casual laborers.

Bryton has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the brain and increases intracranial pressure. As a result of his condition, Bryton has been experiencing an increasing head circumference, irritability and vomiting. Without treatment, Bryton will experience severe physical and developmental delays.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,238 to cover the cost of surgery for Bryton that will treat his hydrocephalus. The procedure is scheduled to take place on May 16 and will drain the excess fluid from Bryton’s brain. This will reduce intracranial pressure and greatly improve his quality of life. With proper treatment, Bryton will hopefully develop into a strong, healthy young boy.

Bryton’s mother says, “I would love to see my boy grow up and have a happy normal life like other children, be able to play and go to school and not be looked at as a disabled child.”

Bryton is a baby from Tanzania. Both his parents work in the textile industry as casual laborers. Bryton has been diagnosed with hydroce...

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Bryton's Timeline

  • May 15, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • May 16, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Bryton 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 22, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Bryton's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 30, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Bryton's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • June 11, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Bryton's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 28 donors

Funded by 28 donors

Treatment
Hydrocephalus - ETV Insertion
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,238 for Bryton's treatment
Hospital Fees
$991
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$51
Supplies
$35
Labs
$111
Other
$50

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