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Subira from Tanzania raised $1,015 to fund spinal surgery.

Subira
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  • $1,015 raised, $0 to go
$1,015
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Subira's treatment was fully funded on July 2, 2021.
September 3, 2021

Subira has had her surgery postponed until she is healthy enough to undergo treatment.

Subira was hospitalized and ready for surgery after going through tests and other pre-surgical care. Unfortunately, the surgical team could not intubate her due to her goiter condition, which they were not aware of previously. Surgeons advised to treat her goiter first and then proceed with her spinal bifida surgery to ensure the safety of her care.

Subira hopes to undergo treatment for her goiter soon and our medical partner is keeping in close touch with her to plan for her future spina bifida treatment.

Subira was hospitalized and ready for surgery after going through tests and other pre-surgical care. Unfortunately, the surgical team could ...

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May 9, 2021

Subira is a forty-one-year-old mother of six children. Subira and the husband are small scale farmers who grow mainly food crops which they use for their food and sell the surplus to buy other basic commodities for their family.

Subira was born with a small swelling on her back but her parents were never able to seek treatment of any kind for her since it didn’t look like it was something serious. Over the years, the swelling has been increasing in size gradually and it’s now causing her pain and discomfort. In addition to these new challenges, the swelling is also discharging fluids, causing her to panic. Her condition is affecting her ability to walk and care for her family.

Subira has spina bifida, a type of neural tube defect in which the spine does not properly close around the spinal cord. Without treatment, Subira is at risk of lower-limb paralysis, infection of the exposed nervous tissue, development of other complications.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $1,015 to cover the cost of Subira’s spina bifida closure surgery. The procedure is scheduled to take place on May 10th. This procedure will hopefully spare Subira from the risks associated with her condition, instead allowing her to flourish along a healthier trajectory.

Subira says, “I am really scared about the condition, I have children to look after but in my current state I am not fit enough to care for them, please help me get this surgery.”

Subira is a forty-one-year-old mother of six children. Subira and the husband are small scale farmers who grow mainly food crops which they ...

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Subira's Timeline

  • May 9, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • May 10, 2021
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Subira was scheduled to receive 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 11, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Subira's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 3, 2021
    FUNDING ENDED

    Subira is no longer raising funds.

  • September 3, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Subira's treatment did not happen. Read the update.

Funded by 11 donors

Funded by 11 donors

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

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