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Success! Salmani from Tanzania raised $1,300 to fund hydrocephalus treatment.

Salmani
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  • $1,300 raised, $0 to go
$1,300
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$0
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Fully funded
Salmani's treatment was fully funded on December 30, 2020.

Photo of Salmani post-operation

January 8, 2021

Salmani underwent hydrocephalus treatment.

Salmani had a successful surgery, which helped relieve him of the pressure build-up in his head that was putting him in danger of brain damage. His family is relieved that with this treatment, Salman’s head will stop increasing in size and he will be able to get healthier and strong.

Salmani mother says, “We wouldn’t have afforded the cost of our son’s treatment, but thanks to you he had his surgery successful and he is doing fine. Thank you very much.”

Salmani had a successful surgery, which helped relieve him of the pressure build-up in his head that was putting him in danger of brain dama...

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December 13, 2020

Salmani is a six-month-old baby from Tanzania and the second born in his family. His parents live in Arusha where they are both subsistence farmers. Salmani was born healthy, but at the age of three months, Salmani’s mother observed that his head size looked abnormal. His neck was not as strong as a 3-month-old, and she felt his other body parts were somewhat weak.

As a result of his condition, Salmani has been experiencing an increasing head circumference and inability to sit on his own. His mother took him to Mount Meru Hospital and they referred their family to Watsi’s Medical Partner Care Center ALMC Hospital for treatment. She decided she had to wait to go because they could not afford to proceed with Salmani’s treatment, doctor’s visits, or the tests required. Later on, they heard about Watsi’s ALMC-The Plaster House program and how children with disabilities are able to be supported. Salmani’s parents wish to see him be able to sit, walk one day, and also to see his head size return back to normal.

Salmani has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the brain and increases intracranial pressure. Without treatment, Salmani will experience severe physical and developmental delays.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,300 to cover the cost of surgery for Salmani that will treat his hydrocephalus. The procedure is scheduled to take place on December 14th and will drain the excess fluid from Salmani’s brain. This will reduce intracranial pressure and greatly improve his quality of life. With proper treatment, Salmani will hopefully develop into a strong, healthy young boy.

Salmani’s mother shared, “Please help my son get this treatment so that we can save his life and he can be able to play like other children.”

Salmani is a six-month-old baby from Tanzania and the second born in his family. His parents live in Arusha where they are both subsistence ...

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Salmani's Timeline

  • December 13, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Salmani was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • December 14, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Salmani received treatment at Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre (ALMC) in Tanzania. 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.

  • December 15, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Salmani's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 30, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Salmani's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 8, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Salmani's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Treatment
Hydrocephalus - ETV Insertion
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,300 for Salmani's treatment
Hospital Fees
$991
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$51
Supplies
$35
Labs
$111
Other
$112

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