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Success! Saitabau from Kenya raised $1,238 to fund surgery for hydrocephalus.

Saitabau
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  • $1,238 raised, $0 to go
$1,238
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Saitabau's treatment was fully funded on March 21, 2020.

Photo of Saitabau post-operation

January 10, 2020

Saitabau underwent surgery for hydrocephalus.

Saitabau had a successful surgery which helped repair his underdeveloped spine which was putting him in danger of infection of his spine, which could have lead to death in case he had a serious infection.

He also had fluids accumulating in his skull putting him in danger of brain damage and affecting his general health due to the regular vomiting and fever. Unfortunately, after he was discharged, he got sick with pneumonia but he is currently on treatment. His family is hopeful for a full recovery from the pneumonia soon.

Saitabau’s mother says, “Thank you for helping treat my son. God bless you all.”

Saitabau had a successful surgery which helped repair his underdeveloped spine which was putting him in danger of infection of his spine, wh...

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December 2, 2019

Saitabu is a one-month-old baby from Kenya who has congenital spina bifida and hydrocephalus. Saitabu gets frequent fevers and vomiting due to the condition. He requires urgent surgery but the family was not able to raise funds needed. Saitabu’s parents are peasant livestock keepers. They are not able to meet daily needs and those of their baby’s cost of surgery.

Saitabau has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the brain and increases intracranial pressure. As a result of his condition, Saitabau has been experiencing An increasing head circumference. Without treatment, Saitabau will experience severe physical and developmental delays.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,238 to cover the cost of surgery for Saitabau that will treat his hydrocephalus. The procedure will drain the excess fluid from Saitabau’s brain. This will reduce intracranial pressure and greatly improve his quality of life. With proper treatment, Saitabau will hopefully develop into a strong, healthy young boy.

Saitabau’s mother says, “Please help my son we can’t afford his treatment cost and he really needs this.”

Saitabu is a one-month-old baby from Kenya who has congenital spina bifida and hydrocephalus. Saitabu gets frequent fevers and vomiting due ...

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Saitabau's Timeline

  • December 2, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Saitabau was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • December 04, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Saitabau 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.

  • December 04, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Saitabau's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 10, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Saitabau's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • March 21, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Saitabau's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 22 donors

Funded by 22 donors

Treatment
Hydrocephalus - ETV Insertion
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,238 for Saitabau's treatment
Hospital Fees
$991
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$51
Supplies
$35
Labs
$111
Other
$50

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