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Catherine from Uganda raised $1,500 to get healthy.

Catherine
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Catherine's treatment was fully funded on February 23, 2013.

Photo of Catherine post-operation

Catherine is doing well and recovering nicely from surgery.

There is no doubt this treatment saved Catherine’s life. Only time will tell how her condition will affect her development, but because she received treatment soon after birth, her doctors are optimistic that she will develop normally and grow up to be a healthy child.

There is no doubt this treatment saved Catherine’s life. Only time will tell how her condition will affect her development, but because she ...

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Catherine is a newborn baby who was born a few days ago to proud first-time parents in Uganda. Catherine was born with encephalocele, a rare condition that causes abnormal swelling at the back of her head. If left untreated, Catherine could grow up with developmental delays, paralysis, and other debilitating symptoms.

Surgery at infancy is the only effective treatment for encephalocele. Immediately after Catherine’s birth, the delivering doctors insisted her parents take her to be seen at CURE. Catherine’s parents dutifully brought their daughter to CURE’s hospital, where surgeons believe that with treatment, there’s a good chance she can develop normally.

Most people in Uganda live on less than $2 a day. The surgery Catherine needs costs $1500 – an unimaginable expense for her parents. We hope to cover the total cost of Catherine’s care at CURE and give her a chance at a normal, healthy life.

Catherine is a newborn baby who was born a few days ago to proud first-time parents in Uganda. Catherine was born with encephalocele, a rare...

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Catherine's Timeline

  • February 20, 2013
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Catherine's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 23, 2013
    FULLY FUNDED

    Catherine's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Catherine. Read the update.

Funded by 30 donors

Funded by 30 donors

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