Saitabau is an 8-month-old baby from Tanzania. Saitabau is an only child to his parents who depend on livestock keeping for meeting their day to day basic needs. Saitabau received his first surgery for spina bifida and hydrocephalus in December 2019 and a follow-up in March 2020 as his head was still growing rapidly, he was having seizures, was vomiting frequently and was irritable. He now needs another surgery to reduce the pressure that is building up and replace the ETV that helps regulate the fluid going to his brain.
Saitabau has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the brain and increases intracranial pressure. Without treatment, Saitabau will experience severe physical and developmental delays.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $765 to cover the cost of surgery for Saitabau that will treat his hydrocephalus. The procedure is scheduled to take place on July 8th and will drain the excess fluid from Saitabau’s brain. This will reduce intracranial pressure and greatly improve his quality of life. With proper treatment, Saitabau will hopefully develop into a strong, healthy young boy.
Saitabau’s mother says, “I am very grateful for your help during all this time that my son has been sick. Please help him again so that he may get better. Thank you so much.”