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Success! Lomnyak from Tanzania raised $1,015 to fund a spina bifida repair surgery.

Lomnyak
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  • $1,015 raised, $0 to go
$1,015
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Lomnyak's treatment was fully funded on April 21, 2021.
April 15, 2021

Lomnyak is a 5-year-old boy and the fourth born child in a family of five children. Lomnyaki and his siblings live with their mother, as their father left and doesn’t offer support. His mother does not currently work as she is taking care of their family and she shared how challenging it was as they do not have livestock nor a place to farm. They are doing their best to get through a challenging living situation.

Lomnyak was born with spina bifida, a type of neural tube defect in which the spine does not properly close around the spinal cord. Without treatment, Lomnyak is at risk of lower-limb paralysis, infection of the exposed nervous tissue, development of tethered cord syndrome, and possible developmental delays.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,015 to cover the cost of Lomnyak’s spina bifida closure surgery. The procedure is scheduled to take place on April 19th. This procedure will hopefully spare Lomnyak from the risks associated with his condition, instead allowing him to grow and develop along a healthy trajectory.

Lomnyak’s mother shared, “I didn’t know that this condition was life-threatening but I suspected it to be the cause of my son not being able to stand nor walk. Please help him get this surgery.”

Lomnyak is a 5-year-old boy and the fourth born child in a family of five children. Lomnyaki and his siblings live with their mother, as the...

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Lomnyak's Timeline

  • April 15, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • April 16, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Lomnyak's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 19, 2021
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Lomnyak was scheduled to receive 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.

  • April 21, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Lomnyak's treatment was fully funded.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Lomnyak's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

Funded by 21 donors

Funded by 21 donors

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

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