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Saitabau is newborn from Kenya who needs $1,238 to fund surgery for hydrocephalus.

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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
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Saitabau's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Saitabau is currently raising funds for his treatment.

Funded by 21 donors

Funded by 21 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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