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Rajabu from Tanzania raised $1,500 to fund digestive tract surgery.

Rajabu
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
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Fully funded
Rajabu's treatment was fully funded on March 16, 2017.

Photo of Rajabu post-operation

July 18, 2017

Rajabu underwent digestive tract surgery.

In January, Rajabu underwent successful surgery. During the surgery, it was discovered that his urethra was very fragile due to an injury from a previous surgery. Therefore, suprapubic catheterization was done. Rajabu will be referred to another hospital for a urology consultation.

In June, Rajabu received a successful colostomy closure. This surgery has given Rajabu a chance to have a normal life. He will go to school and be able to have a job when he grows up.

Rajabu’s mother says, “I am so happy with the outcome of this treatment, I was so scared at first that my son will not make it through these treatments. Thank you all.”

In January, Rajabu underwent successful surgery. During the surgery, it was discovered that his urethra was very fragile due to an injury fr...

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January 8, 2017

Rajabu is a 23-month-old boy and is one of five siblings. Early in his life, Rajabu’s mother noticed that his stomach was increasing in size and that he was experiencing excretory dysfunction. She brought him to our medical partner’s care center, Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre, to be examined.

She learned that the end of Rajabu’s digestive tract did not form properly. Doctors first performed a colostomy to provide temporary relief of his symptoms.

The next corrective procedure Rajabu needs to undergo is a posterior sagittal anorectoplasty (PSARP). Surgeons will reposition the end of his digestive tract, allowing proper function of the digestive system. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,500 to fund Rajabu’s PSARP surgery on January 9.

Rajabu’s parents are nervous about his upcoming surgery, but they are hopeful. “I hope that my child is able to grow up like other children after surgery,” says Rajabu’s mother.

Rajabu is a 23-month-old boy and is one of five siblings. Early in his life, Rajabu's mother noticed that his stomach was increasing in size...

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Rajabu's Timeline

  • January 8, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • January 17, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Rajabu's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 16, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Rajabu's treatment was fully funded.

  • June 07, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Rajabu 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.

  • July 18, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Rajabu. Read the update.

Funded by 24 donors

Funded by 24 donors

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