Meet Mildred, a one-year-old from Uganda. Mildred has eight aunts and uncles and one older sister.
Mildred has hydrocephalus, a disease that causes swelling and pressure of the brain due to fluid buildup in the skull. Our medical partner, CURE International, tells us that Mildred needs an ETV, which stands for Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy. CURE International explains that with this procedure, “the fluid that has been building on her brain will drain properly and begin to decrease the pressure and size of her head. This will put her out of danger of the side effects of hydrocephalus such as, damage to the brain, blindness and death.”
For $1,500, we can pay for the ETV procedure Mildred needs at CURE.