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Success! Nurat from Tanzania raised $1,015 to fund spine surgery to grow up healthily.

Nurat
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  • $1,015 raised, $0 to go
$1,015
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$0
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Fully funded
Nurat's treatment was fully funded on September 5, 2021.

Photo of Nurat post-operation

August 3, 2021

Nurat underwent spine surgery to grow up healthily.

Nurat’s spinal repair surgery went well, successfully correcting the condition. She was doing fine post-surgery and was discharged home from the hospital with her mom. Her family returned for follow-up care to help make sure the surgical area is fully healing, and Nurat is currently under observation and medication by the medical staff.

Through this surgery, Nurat is no longer at risk of paralysis due to her condition. Nurat’s mother says, “God bless you so much for helping make my daughter’s treatment possible. Things would have been really bad if it wasn’t for your funding help. Thank you.”

Nurat's spinal repair surgery went well, successfully correcting the condition. She was doing fine post-surgery and was discharged home from...

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June 22, 2021

Nurat is a three-week old baby from Tanzania. She is the first child of her young parents at a local hospital in Manyara. Nurat’s mother still lives at her parents’ home while her father lives at a rented house. Before Nurat’s birth, her mother sold flowers and cooking pots to earn a living and her father has a small kiosk selling domestic items such as sugar, salt, bread.

Nurat was born with spina bifida that puts her at risk of lower-limb paralysis, infection, and possible developmental delays. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,015 to cover the cost of Nurat’s spina bifida closure surgery. The procedure is scheduled to take place on June 23rd. This procedure will hopefully spare Nurat from the risks associated with his condition, instead allowing her to grow and develop into a healthy girl .

Nuru’s mother hopes the best for her child, “Am still in shock and unsettled due to my daughter’s conditions. I was informed that both conditions could be corrected but we are not in a position to afford any of the treatment costs. Please help save my daughter I don’t know what to do.”

Nurat is a three-week old baby from Tanzania. She is the first child of her young parents at a local hospital in Manyara. Nurat’s mother sti...

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Nurat's Timeline

  • June 22, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • June 23, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Nurat 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.

  • July 8, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Nurat's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 3, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Nurat's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • September 5, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Nurat's treatment was fully funded.

Treatment
Spina Bifida Repair (Alone)
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,015 for Nurat's treatment
Hospital Fees
$804
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$51
Supplies
$51
Labs
$60
Other
$49

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