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Megan from Tanzania raised $1,300 to fund hydrocephalus treatment.

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

Photo of Megan post-operation

December 5, 2020

Megan underwent hydrocephalus treatment.

Megan’s surgery went well and she came out of surgery in good shape. A day after surgery her surgeon noticed fluids were still accumulating in her head and discovered she has a mass that was causing the blockage leading to fluids accumulation. Megan is now going through examination and will have another procedure that will help relieve her of the build-up pressure and hopefully provide relief for her family.

Megan’s mother says, “My daughter was able to have the first surgery that was to help drain the fluids accumulating in her head. I hope she gets this other surgery soon.”

Megan's surgery went well and she came out of surgery in good shape. A day after surgery her surgeon noticed fluids were still accumulating ...

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September 20, 2020

Megan is a 3-month old baby girl from Tanzania, and the only child to her single mother. Megan was born with clubfoot and spina bifida, which contributed to her acquiring hydrocephalus. Megan’s father left their family when her mother was five months pregnant and they lost any contact with him.

Megan’s grandmother, who was also a single mom after her husband passed away at a young age, depends on selling second-hand clothes. Her income is very limited to be able to provide for her children and be able to afford school fees. Due to this, Megan’s mother was not able to continue with her studies due to financial challenges and joined her mother in selling second hand clothes.

Megan has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the brain and increases intracranial pressure. As a result of her condition, Megan has been experiencing an increasing head circumference. Without treatment, Megan 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 Megan that will treat her hydrocephalus. The procedure is scheduled to take place on September 21st and will drain the excess fluid from Megan’s brain. This will reduce intracranial pressure and greatly improve her quality of life. With proper treatment, Megan will hopefully develop into a strong, healthy young girl.

Megan’s mother says, “I have no one to run to for help and support, all my relatives have told me they can no longer support us in any way and yet my daughter is suffering. Please help save my daughter.”

Megan is a 3-month old baby girl from Tanzania, and the only child to her single mother. Megan was born with clubfoot and spina bifida, whic...

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Megan's Timeline

  • September 20, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • September 21, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Megan 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.

  • September 21, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Megan's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 1, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Megan's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 5, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Megan. Read the update.

Funded by 38 donors

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

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