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Aisha from Tanzania raised $775 to treat hydrocephalus.

Aisha
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  • $775 raised, $0 to go
$775
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$0
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Fully funded
Aisha's treatment was fully funded on November 6, 2015.

Photo of Aisha post-operation

December 3, 2015

Aisha received successful treatment for hydrocephalus.

“Aisha is doing great,” says our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation. “She was diagnosed with hydrocephalus and shunting was done successfully. The shunt is working properly and Aisha’s head is not as heavy as before the surgery. She now has very good trunk control and she is out of the risk of losing her vision.”

“My daughter is doing so well. I have noticed she is able to stand for a long time now and she tries to walk with support. I am so happy and grateful for the financial support. I now have hope that my daughter will soon start walking and continue with normal growth,” shares Aisha’s mother.

"Aisha is doing great," says our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation. "She was diagnosed with hydrocephalus and shunting ...

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October 27, 2015

“What I wish the most is for my baby to be able to walk,” says Aisha’s mother.

Aisha is a cheerful 16-month old baby girl who lives in Tanzania with her parents and two siblings. Her father is the sole provider for their family, and relies on selling used clothing for an income.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF), tells us that Aisha’s parents began noticing abnormalities with her head when she was three months old. She was later diagnosed with hydrocephalus, swelling of the head that is caused by a buildup of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in the brain. Aisha’s head has become so swollen that the weight of it prevents her from walking. If left untreated, Aisha may also lose her vision.

For $775, Aisha will receive hydrocephalus surgery to drain the CSF in her brain and prevent future swelling. The cost also includes includes surgical expenses, medication, a five day stay at the hospital, and a two week stay at a rehabilitation center.

AMHF shares that after surgery, “Aisha’s head will be lighter allowing her body to support the head giving her the balance to walk. She will also be out of the risk of losing her eyesight.”

“What I wish the most is for my baby to be able to walk,” says Aisha’s mother. Aisha is a cheerful 16-month old baby girl who lives in Ta...

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Aisha's Timeline

  • October 27, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Aisha was submitted by Esupat Kimerei, Rehab Surgery Project Assistant Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • October 28, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Aisha received treatment. 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.

  • November 4, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Aisha's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 6, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Aisha's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 3, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Aisha. Read the update.

Funded by 12 donors

Funded by 12 donors

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