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Mark from Uganda raised $1,750 to treat hydrocephalus.

Mark
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  • $1,750 raised, $0 to go
$1,750
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$0
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Fully funded
Mark's treatment was fully funded on June 6, 2014.

Photo of Mark post-operation

February 12, 2015

Mark received surgery to drain excess fluid from his brain and prevent brain damage.

Mark’s doctor says, “Now that Mark has had his ETV procedure, the swelling caused by the hydrocephalus will decrease relieving the pressure on his brain and reducing the chance of brain damage and blindness. Mark will now be able to focus on growing up and being a normal child.”

Mark's doctor says, "Now that Mark has had his ETV procedure, the swelling caused by the hydrocephalus will decrease relieving the pressure ...

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May 21, 2014

Say hello to sweet baby Mark! Mark is only a few weeks old. He lives in Uganda with his family. Although Mark’s mother wants more children, she is worried about Mark and what lies ahead for him.

Immediately after birth, Mark was diagnosed with hydrocephalus, which is an excessive accumulation of fluid in the brain. If left untreated, Mark will be at risk for blindness, brain damage, and even death.

For $1,750, Mark will receive an ETV (endoscopic third ventriculostomy) procedure, which will allow movement of the fluid in Mark’s brain. After this procedure, the pressure build up in the head will lessen and the fluid will drain, reducing the chance of brain damage. Treatment will allow Mark to live a productive life. Let’s help Mark and his family move forward together!

Say hello to sweet baby Mark! Mark is only a few weeks old. He lives in Uganda with his family. Although Mark’s mother wants more children, ...

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Mark's Timeline

  • May 21, 2014
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Mark was submitted by Debbie Stowell at CURE International, our medical partner in Uganda.

  • May 22, 2014
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Mark 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.

  • May 26, 2014
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Mark's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 06, 2014
    FULLY FUNDED

    Mark's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Mark. Read the update.

Funded by 16 donors

Funded by 16 donors

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