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Success! BO Stumai from Tanzania raised $1,015 to fund a spina bifida repair surgery.

BO Stumai
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Fully funded
BO Stumai's treatment was fully funded on March 27, 2021.

Photo of BO Stumai post-operation

March 29, 2021

BO Stumai underwent life-changing spina bifida surgery.

Stumai’s baby had a successful surgery to help correct the spinal bifida condition that was putting his life at risk because of a potential serious infection on his spine or loss of low limb mobility. The baby developed a fever and had a seizure, so he was admitted to the hospital. He also developed difficulty breathing and had to be put on oxygen support. The baby is currently stable and is doing well, but is under observation by the medical team for signs of developing hydrocephalus. If his head increases in size, they will begin treatment for hydrocephalus.

The baby’s mother shared, “God bless you so much for helping save my baby’s life. I was scared I was going to lose him mostly when he was put on oxygen support but thanks to God he is now doing fine and recovering well.”

Stumai's baby had a successful surgery to help correct the spinal bifida condition that was putting his life at risk because of a potential ...

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February 2, 2021

Baby of Stumai is a 27-day-old old baby boy from Tanzania. He is the last born child in a family of three children. His father sells fruits by the roadside in order to support his family, while his mother takes care of their home.

Baby of Stumai 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, Baby of Stumai 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 $1,015 to cover the cost of Baby of Stumai’s spina bifida closure surgery. The procedure is scheduled to take place on February 3rd. This procedure will hopefully spare Baby of Stumai from the risks associated with his condition, instead allowing him to grow and develop along a healthy trajectory.

Baby of Stumai’s mother shared, “We have been informed that our son needs surgery to correct his condition, which is putting his life at risk but we can’t afford the cost. Please help us.”

Baby of Stumai is a 27-day-old old baby boy from Tanzania. He is the last born child in a family of three children. His father sells fruits ...

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BO Stumai's Timeline

  • February 2, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    BO Stumai was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare.

  • February 3, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    BO Stumai 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.

  • February 8, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    BO Stumai's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 27, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    BO Stumai's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 29, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    BO Stumai's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 36 donors

Treatment
Spina Bifida Repair (Alone)
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,015 for BO Stumai's treatment
Hospital Fees
$804
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$51
Supplies
$51
Labs
$60
Other
$49

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Meet Gemechu, an adorable and cheerful nine-year-old boy from Ethiopia. He lives with his parents and five siblings. His father is a farmer, and his mother is a homemaker. Gemechu loves imitating others and trying to do what he observes others doing. He also loves to play with toy cars and with his siblings. Gemechu was born with an anorectal malformation, a congenital condition that leads to a complete or partial intestinal blockage. He needs to undergo a series of procedures to eliminate bowel dysfunction. His parents share that at one point, Gemechu's condition left him unable to talk, as well as unable to move his head and body. Although he has received a colostomy insertion procedure, he still needs further treatment in order to fully heal his condition. Fortunately, Gemechu is scheduled to undergo surgery to help correct his condition on August 9th at BethanyKids Myungsung Christian Medical Centre. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of Gemechu's procedure and care. After his recovery, he will no longer experience bowel dysfunction or be at risk of developing health complications in the future. Gemechu's father shares, "Our hope grew a lot, even now. The colostomy changed his life. He is healthy, he eats well, and we hope for a lot more after this planned surgery, specifically for him to get better and to live a normal life. We hope his life will change after this surgery."

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