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Jennie from Haiti raised $1,260 to treat hydrocephalus.

Jennie
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  • $1,260 raised, $0 to go
$1,260
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Fully funded
Jennie's treatment was fully funded on October 22, 2015.

Photo of Jennie post-operation

October 28, 2015

Jennie received treatment for hydrocephalus.

“Jennie is doing well after the surgery,” reports our medical partner, Project Medishare. “She is recovering and she is in good shape and ready to go back home with her family. Now that she has received treatment, Jennie is able enjoy her childhood and a very good life.”

“Thank you so much for your compassion,” says Jennie’s mother. “I am happy that she is okay and I am motivated to go back home with her. Thank you very much!”

"Jennie is doing well after the surgery," reports our medical partner, Project Medishare. "She is recovering and she is in good shape and re...

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October 4, 2015

Meet Jennie, a one-month-old baby girl from Haiti. Jennie was born with hydrocephalus—a buildup of fluid within the brain.

According to our medical partner, Project Medishare (PM), “A couple days after Jennie was born she started vomiting after taking the breast. She cries a lot and her head is soft and a little bit swollen. Her mother decided to take Jennie to the hospital, but it was not equipped and referred them to our facilities, where they performed a CT scan and determined that surgical intervention was required.”

If left untreated, Jennie could experience brain damage, physical and mental delays, pain, dizziness, or even death.

“Jennie is the third kid in her family and her mother is the only one fighting to raise the kids. Jennie’s father doesn’t have a job; he hardly supports Jennie’s mother, and he cannot take care of the family. Jennie’s mother is a babysitter and she used to do laundry to make some additional money to help her kids,” PM shares.

With $1,260 in funding, Jennie will undergo a procedure called a hydrocephalus shunt placement, in which the excess fluid will be drained from her brain cavities and a shunt will be placed to keep fluid from building up. PM reports that Jennie has very high chances of making a full recovery.

PM shares, “After the surgery she will be able to live a healthy life.”

Meet Jennie, a one-month-old baby girl from Haiti. Jennie was born with hydrocephalus—a buildup of fluid within the brain. According to ...

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Jennie's Timeline

  • October 4, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Jennie was submitted by Joseph Emmanuel at Project Medishare.

  • October 4, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Jennie 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.

  • October 19, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Jennie's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 22, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Jennie's treatment was fully funded.

  • October 28, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Jennie. Read the update.

Funded by 4 donors

Funded by 4 donors

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