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Success! Shadia from Tanzania raised $966 to fund spinal surgery.

Shadia
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  • $966 raised, $0 to go
$966
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Shadia's treatment was fully funded on August 22, 2018.

Photo of Shadia post-operation

August 3, 2018

Shadia underwent spinal surgery.

Shadia’s surgery went well, and she is stable and recovering. This surgery has saved Shadia from the risk of a spinal cord infection.

Shadia’s mother says, “I will never forget what you guys have done for me and my baby and I can never thank you enough. All I can say is thank you and my God bless you all.”

Shadia’s surgery went well, and she is stable and recovering. This surgery has saved Shadia from the risk of a spinal cord infection. Sh...

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July 19, 2018

Shadia is a four-day-old baby from Tanzania. She is the youngest in a family of two children. Shadia’s mother is a housewife, while her father sells vegetables at the market.

Shadia 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, Shadia 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 $966 to cover the cost of Shadia’s spina bifida closure surgery. The procedure is scheduled to take place on July 20. This procedure will hopefully spare Shadia from the risks associated with her condition, instead allowing her to grow and develop along a healthy trajectory.

Shadia’s mother says, “Help our baby get the needed surgery. We have no means to afford the surgery.”

Shadia is a four-day-old baby from Tanzania. She is the youngest in a family of two children. Shadia's mother is a housewife, while her fath...

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Shadia's Timeline

  • July 19, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • July 19, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Shadia's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 23, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Shadia received 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.

  • August 03, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Shadia's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • August 22, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Shadia's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 23 donors

Funded by 23 donors

Treatment
Spina Bifida Repair (Alone)
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $966 for Shadia's treatment
Hospital Fees
$804
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$51
Supplies
$51
Labs
$60

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