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Success! Baraka from Tanzania raised $1,238 to fund brain surgery.

Baraka
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  • $1,238 raised, $0 to go
$1,238
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$0
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Fully funded
Baraka's treatment was fully funded on June 14, 2019.

Photo of Baraka post-operation

May 13, 2019

Baraka underwent brain surgery.

His surgery was successful, and he is recovering well.

Baraka’s mother says, “Thank you very much for helping my son even after his fast surgery failed my God bless you all and give you more so that you can help more needy children like mine.”

His surgery was successful, and he is recovering well. Baraka’s mother says, “Thank you very much for helping my son even after his fast ...

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April 1, 2019

Baraka is a baby from Tanzania. His parents are small-scale farmers.

Baraka has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the brain and increases intracranial pressure. As a result of his condition, Baraka has been experiencing an increasing head circumference. Without treatment, Baraka will experience severe physical and developmental delays.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,238 to cover the cost of surgery for Baraka that will treat his hydrocephalus. The procedure is scheduled to take place on April 2 and will drain the excess fluid from Baraka’s brain. This will reduce intracranial pressure and greatly improve his quality of life. With proper treatment, Baraka will hopefully develop into a strong, healthy young boy.

Baraka’s mother says, “Please help my son because we have nowhere to get the money needed for his surgery”

Baraka is a baby from Tanzania. His parents are small-scale farmers. Baraka has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition in which ...

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Baraka's Timeline

  • April 1, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Baraka was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare.

  • April 1, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Baraka's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 24, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Baraka received treatment at Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre (ALMC) in Tanzania. 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.

  • May 13, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Baraka's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • June 14, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Baraka's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 26 donors

Funded by 26 donors

Treatment
Hydrocephalus - ETV Insertion
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,238 for Baraka's treatment
Hospital Fees
$991
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$51
Supplies
$35
Labs
$111
Other
$50

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Sreyna

Sreyna is a 9-year-old girl who is living with her grandmother. Sreyna's mother works in a garment factory in another province, and sends money to Sreyna's grandmother for her care. Sreyna enjoys school, and is hoping to become an accountant. She also likes playing with her friends, reading, painting, and watching cartoons, and her favorite meal is a traditional Khmer noodle dish that her grandmother makes for her. In June 2021, Sreyna was hit by a car while riding her bike home from school, and her left leg was severely injured. Her family took her to a local hospital, where she received medical care and a skin graft. A year later, as a result of her injury and treatment, Sreyna's left leg is shorter than her right leg, she has limited range of motion of her ankle, and she has a large scar. She has difficulty walking, and she can't keep up with her friends when running and playing. Her grandmother shared that she is worried it is also impacting her confidence. A neighbor suggested our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, for treatment so Sreyna and her grandmother traveled there hoping for care. Now surgeons plan to do a series of procedures on Sreyna's leg, which should enable her to walk and run and to keep up with her friends when they play. They are raising $487 to fund Sreyna's medical care, which is scheduled for May 12th at Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre. Sreyna's grandmother said: "I hope Sreyna's leg will be fixed so she can walk without a limp and be active like other children."

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