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Blessings from Malawi raised $992 to treat his hydrocephalus.

Blessings
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  • $992 raised, $0 to go
$992
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$0
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Fully funded
Blessings's treatment was fully funded on June 21, 2015.

Photo of Blessings post-operation

June 24, 2015

Blessings received treatment for hydrocephalus.

“It is every parent’s joy to see their children grow as normal as they should be,” Blessings’ parents tell us. “We are truly blessed.”

Our medical partner, World Altering Medicine, successfully inserted a shunt to drain the buildup of cerebrospinal fluid in Blessings’ brain. “Blessings will start doing things normally for a child his age, like sit, eat, and he will have improved eye sight,” reports his doctor.

"It is every parent's joy to see their children grow as normal as they should be," Blessings' parents tell us. "We are truly blessed." O...

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June 9, 2015

“Blessings is really a blessing to me. I love him so much that I would be a more blessed mother if I ever see him responding to treatment and growing just like any normal child,” shares Blessings’ mother.

Meet Blessings, a newborn baby boy from Malawi. He has a condition known as hydrocephalus, which is caused by a buildup of cerebral spinal fluid in the brain.

Blessings has difficulty feeding as a result of the pressure in his head. “He is malnourished, cannot sit, and is experiencing sight problems,” explains our medical partner, World Altering Medicine (WAM).

$992 will fund Blessings’ procedure and post-operative medication, including antibiotics. After surgery to insert a shunt in his head and drain the fluid, “the pressure in the head will normalize and his head will return to normal size,” adds WAM.

With your help, this treatment will allow Blessings to develop into a healthy young boy who can play and interact with other children his age.

“Blessings is really a blessing to me. I love him so much that I would be a more blessed mother if I ever see him responding to treatment an...

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Blessings's Timeline

  • June 9, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Blessings was submitted by Tawonga Kayira, Program Manager at World Altering Medicine, our medical partner in Malawi.

  • June 10, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Blessings received treatment. 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.

  • June 17, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Blessings's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 21, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Blessings's treatment was fully funded.

  • June 24, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Blessings. Read the update.

Funded by 34 donors

Funded by 34 donors

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Rin

Rin is a 49-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. He and his wife have been married for 20 years, and have two children together. His wife works in a factory, and his children are all in school. He works long hours, and raises chickens for additional income. He enjoys cooking for his family in his free time. Rin had a work accident and has an open fracture on left forearm. He went to a local hospital for an open reduction internal fixation and skin graft, but the surgery did not help him feel better. He has now come to Watsi's Medical Partner CSC because the fracture is still impacting him in a challenging way. He cannot use his fingers and has pain when he tries to work with this hand. One year ago, he was dragged under a vehicle and fractured his left forearm. He went to a local hospital and was operated on, but the fracture did not heal properly. He still experiences chronic pain from his injury, and he cannot move his hand. His family has lost their primary source of income since he cannot work, and he is worried about being able to support them. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, can help. On June 3rd, Rin will undergo a fracture repair procedure, which will cost $465. After the surgery, he will be able move his wrist and hand, and return to work. Rin said, "I am proud of my work and I want to work so I can support my family. My hand is in pain all the time, but I really hope that this surgery is enough for me to keep working."

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