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Grayson from Tanzania raised $1,300 to fund surgery for his hydrocephalus condition.

Grayson
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  • $1,300 raised, $0 to go
$1,300
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$0
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Fully funded
Grayson's treatment was fully funded on December 25, 2020.

Photo of Grayson post-operation

October 29, 2020

Grayson underwent surgery for his hydrocephalus condition.

Grayson’s ETV surgery was successful. The surgery was intended to help relieve him of the built-up pressure in his head that was putting him in danger of brain damage and save him from the pain and discomfort he was going through. His condition has improved, however, his follow-up appointment showed he would need further hydrocephalus treatment to continue his road to a full recovery.

Grayson’s ETV surgery was successful. The surgery was intended to help relieve him of the built-up pressure in his head that was putting him...

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August 23, 2020

Grayson is a baby from Tanzania. Grayson is a six month old baby boy and the firstborn child to his young parents. Both parents finished their college studies last year. Grayson’s mother studied business management while the father was a nursing students and he is currently volunteering at a local hospital in their village. Both parents do not current have jobs and are struggling to make ends meet to be able to support their baby.

Grayson 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, Grayson has been experiencing an increasing head circumference. Without treatment, Grayson will experience severe physical and developmental delays.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,300 to cover the cost of surgery for Grayson that will treat his hydrocephalus. The procedure is scheduled to take place on August 24 and will drain the excess fluid from Grayson’s brain. This will reduce intracranial pressure and greatly improve his quality of life. With proper treatment, Grayson will hopefully develop into a strong, healthy young boy.

Grayson’s mother says, “With no jobs, we are unable to afford our son’s treatment cost. His condition is worsening, please help us.”

Grayson is a baby from Tanzania. Grayson is a six month old baby boy and the firstborn child to his young parents. Both parents finished the...

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Grayson's Timeline

  • August 23, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Grayson was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Tanzania.

  • August 24, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Grayson 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.

  • August 24, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Grayson's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 29, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Grayson. Read the update.

  • December 25, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Grayson's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 38 donors

Treatment
Hydrocephalus - ETV Insertion
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,300 for Grayson's treatment
Hospital Fees
$991
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$51
Supplies
$35
Labs
$111
Other
$112

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