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!