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Rebecca is a newborn from Tanzania who needs $1,238 to fund surgery for hydrocephalus.

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November 24, 2019

Rebecca is a two-week-old baby girl from Tanzania who was born with spina bifida. She was delivered in a local hospital and referred to the district hospital for better management. Rebecca has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the brain and increases intracranial pressure. As a result of her condition, Rebecca has been experiencing a swell on her back. Without treatment, Rebecca will experience severe physical and developmental delays.

She had surgery recommended but her family was not able to raise the money needed. Rebecca’s parents were referred to our facility by a friend where she was enrolled in the program for surgical funding. Rebecca’s parents are peasant farmers. Their reliance on small scale farming limits their ability to raise sufficient funds for her treatment. They appeal for help.

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

Rebecca’s mother says, “our daughter needs this surgery but the cost if very high for us to afford please help us.”

Rebecca is a two-week-old baby girl from Tanzania who was born with spina bifida. She was delivered in a local hospital and referred to the ...

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Rebecca's Timeline

  • November 24, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Rebecca was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare Foundation, our medical partner in Tanzania.

  • November 27, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Rebecca 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.

  • November 29, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Rebecca's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 26, 2019
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Rebecca's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare Foundation.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Rebecca is currently raising funds for her treatment.

Funded by 23 donors

Funded by 23 donors

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

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