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Cynthia from Zambia raised $1,750 to get healthy.

Cynthia
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  • $1,750 raised, $0 to go
$1,750
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$0
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Fully funded
Cynthia's treatment was fully funded on September 6, 2013.

Photo of Cynthia post-operation

Cynthia received surgery to drain fluid in her brain and prevent fatal brain damage.

100% of your donation will be used to cover the cost of Cynthia’s medical care. You will receive an update after Cynthia receives treatment. This may take several weeks or even months, so please be patient.

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Cynthia's operation was a great success! The fluid was removed and the pressure in her brain is decreasing. Without the threat of cerebral s...

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Cynthia was born with hydrocephalus, a condition in which fluid builds up in the skull and puts life-threatening pressure on the brain.

When her condition became evident, Cynthia’s mother Ester was confused and scared for her child’s health. She is doing her best to seek treatment and help Cynthia grow up normally.

Now, at one year old, the fluid pressure is causing Cynthia’s eyes to bulge. Her doctors say that soon she won’t be able to shut them. She needs shunt placement surgery, or an endoscopy of the third ventricle in her brain, to drain the excess fluid.

By funding her treatment, we can help Cynthia avoid fatal brain damage and hopefully enable her to make her developmental milestones like a normal baby.

Cynthia was born with hydrocephalus, a condition in which fluid builds up in the skull and puts life-threatening pressure on the brain. ...

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Cynthia's Timeline

  • September 5, 2013
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Cynthia's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 6, 2013
    FULLY FUNDED

    Cynthia's treatment was fully funded.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Cynthia's treatment update from CURE International.

Funded by 44 donors

Funded by 44 donors

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.