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Julius from Tanzania raised $1,025 to treat his hydrocephalus.

Julius
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  • $1,025 raised, $0 to go
$1,025
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Julius's treatment was fully funded on July 1, 2014.

Photo of Julius post-operation

February 12, 2015

Julius received a myelomenigocele closure and a ventriculoperitoneal shunt insertion to save his life.

“I am truly happy with the progress of my son and I am very thankful. I can easily feed him and he doesn’t cry every now and then; he is our bundle of joy,” said Julius’ mother.

“I am truly happy with the progress of my son and I am very thankful. I can easily feed him and he doesn’t cry every now and then; he is our...

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May 28, 2014

Meet Julius, a newborn living in Tanzania! Julius was born with an open myelomenigocele with hydrocephalus. This means that Julius is leaking cerebral spinal fluid from his back. This condition is lethal. If left untreated, he will develop sepsis and become dehydrated.

Julius was born during a rainstorm. His parents were unable to arrange transportation to the hospital for days after his birth. They are cattle farmers who support their two children as well as their extended family, and therefore cannot afford Julius’ operation.

His parents say, “Julius is our answered prayer. After getting a baby girl, we prayed for a baby boy and the Lord blessed us with one. It is our prayer that he will survive and grow up like other children and later on be helpful to us and the society at large.”

$1025 will pay for a myelomenigocele closure and a ventriculoperitoneal shunt insertion. This will cause the cerebral spinal fluid to stop leaking and allow Julius to learn how to sit up. Help us allow Julius to continue learning and growing!

Meet Julius, a newborn living in Tanzania! Julius was born with an open myelomenigocele with hydrocephalus. This means that Julius is leakin...

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Julius's Timeline

  • May 28, 2014
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Julius was submitted by Esupat Kimirei at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Tanzania.

  • May 29, 2014
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Julius 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.

  • June 30, 2014
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Julius's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 01, 2014
    FULLY FUNDED

    Julius's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Julius. Read the update.

Funded by 9 donors

Funded by 9 donors

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