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Baraka is a baby from Tanzania who needs $1,238 to fund brain surgery.

Baraka
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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 Foundation, our medical partner in Tanzania.

  • April 01, 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). 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
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Baraka's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare Foundation.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Baraka is currently raising funds for his treatment.

Funded by 24 donors

Funded by 24 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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