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Esufat from Tanzania raised $850 to get healthy.

Esufat
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  • $850 raised, $0 to go
$850
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$0
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Fully funded
Esufat's treatment was fully funded on January 22, 2014.

Photo of Esufat post-operation

February 12, 2015

Esufat received surgery to drain excess fluid from his brain and allow him to resume normal growth.

“I am very happy with the progress of my son. He is now more active than before and he even smiles!” Esufat’s mother told our medical partner.

"I am very happy with the progress of my son. He is now more active than before and he even smiles!" Esufat's mother told our medical partne...

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January 7, 2014

Esufat is a three-month-old boy from Tanzania living with hydrocephalus, a serious condition that causes accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain. As his head grows in size due to the fluid, Esufat may become blind and unable to perform many normal activities.

Esufat’s parents cannot cover the cost of any medical treatments. His father is a casual laborer, and his mother grows vegetables in their small family garden to sell to neighbors. They say, “God has given us a son whom we have been praying for, for many years. Now it is our prayer that he will get proper treatment and resume normal growth.”

For $850, Esufat will receive a procedure that will drain the excess fluid from his brain. Let’s help Esufat resume his normal growth and grow up to be a healthy, happy child.

Esufat is a three-month-old boy from Tanzania living with hydrocephalus, a serious condition that causes accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid...

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Esufat's Timeline

  • January 7, 2014
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Esufat was submitted by Sarah Mwangi at African Mission Healthcare.

  • January 9, 2014
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Esufat 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.

  • January 20, 2014
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Esufat's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 22, 2014
    FULLY FUNDED

    Esufat's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Esufat. Read the update.

Funded by 15 donors

Funded by 15 donors

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Jacentah

Jacentah is a farmer and a mother of eight; three are married and also do small-scale farming and the rest are still in school. Jacentah and her husband are both small-scale farmers, selling the farm products to earn a living and sustain their family. Jacenta needs treatment for her medical condition but their family cannot afford to fund it. Three years ago, Jacentah began to experience troubling symptoms, including difficulty in breathing and swallowing, heart palpitations, and a mass on her neck. Being a farmer, the condition has greatly affected her work performance as she feels tired easily when she starts working. She was diagnosed with euthyroid goitre. Before coming to Nyakibale Hospital, Jacentah visited a national referral hospital where a diagnosis was made but she could not afford the surgery. The condition was worsening so she chose to come to our medical partner's care center after she heard about a support program there for people in need of financial support. After a few tests were run, she was scheduled for surgery, which will prevent her symptoms from getting worse. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Jacentah receive treatment. She is scheduled to undergo a thyroidectomy on December 28th at our medical partner's care center. Surgeons will remove all or part of her thyroid gland. This procedure will cost $252, and she and her family need help raising money. Jacentah says, "I was hoping that one day, I would get treatment to enable me to continue supporting my family. If you help me, I will be so grateful."

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$25raised
$227to go

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