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Naomi from Tanzania raised $1,100 to treat a myelomeningocele and hydrocephalus.

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Naomi's treatment was fully funded on June 20, 2015.

Photo of Naomi post-operation

July 30, 2015

Naomi received treatment for a myelomeningocele and hydrocephalus.

“Naomi is doing great. The wound on her back is dry and healing very well and the shunt is working properly,” reports her doctor at African Mission Healthcare Foundation. “Naomi is out of the risk of easily contracting infections and losing her eyesight, causing bigger problems to her health and life.”

“I cannot say thank you enough for what has been done to my daughter,” shares Naomi’s mother. “I am now comfortable holding my baby, she is much more active and feeding well. I am very grateful for the financial support.”

"Naomi is doing great. The wound on her back is dry and healing very well and the shunt is working properly," reports her doctor at African ...

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June 10, 2015

“I just pray that my baby will get well, grow up like the rest of my children and later on become independent,” says Naomi’s mother.

Meet Naomi, a newborn baby girl from Tanzania. Naomi is the youngest of five and according to our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF), “She feeds well but cries whenever she is lifted up or moved.”

Naomi cries more often than other newborns because she has myelomeningocele with hydrocephalus. As AMHF explains, “Naomi has an open lesion on her lower back which is leaking cerebral spinal fluid [CSF]. If not treated, Naomi is at risk of contracting infection and causing bigger problems.”

AMHF continues, “Naomi’s mother works very hard as a small scale farmer. She lost her husband a few months after conceiving so she is the one taking care of the whole family. Her financial situation is currently not good given that she cannot do anything to earn some money because she has a newborn who is also not well. She relies on her relative to support her.”

$1,100 will fund treatment for Naomi. AMHF explains that after treatment, “Naomi will not lose CSF from her lower back anymore, she will be out of risk of contracting infection and with extensive physiotherapy she may have the ability to use her lower limbs.”

Let’s help Naomi and her mother access the healthcare Naomi needs.

“I just pray that my baby will get well, grow up like the rest of my children and later on become independent,” says Naomi’s mother. Meet...

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Naomi's Timeline

  • June 10, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Naomi was submitted by Esupat Kimerei, Rehab Surgery Project Assistant Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • June 11, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Naomi 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.

  • June 14, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Naomi's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 20, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Naomi's treatment was fully funded.

  • July 30, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Naomi. Read the update.

Funded by 11 donors

Funded by 11 donors

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