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Success! Joan from Tanzania raised $1,300 to fund surgery for her hydrocephalus condition.

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

Photo of Joan post-operation

October 28, 2020

Joan underwent surgery for her hydrocephalus condition.

Joan was able to have her much needed surgery that helped release the built-up pressure in her head due to her old shunt malfunctioning. Previously, Joan had many fevers and vomited a lot due to her condition. Now, she is recovering well and she no longer experiences these symptoms.

Joan’s mother shared, “Thank you for coming to our rescue and funding our daughter’s treatment cost. We wouldn’t have been able afford this urgent treatment otherwise. Your kindness will always be remembered.”

Joan was able to have her much needed surgery that helped release the built-up pressure in her head due to her old shunt malfunctioning. Pre...

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August 23, 2020

Joan is a one-year-old from Tanzania. Joan is a beautiful girl and the youngest child in a family of four children. Joan’s father works as a motorcycle driver commonly known as “bodaboda” driver while the mother does tailoring in their neighborhood.

Joan 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, Joan has been experiencing fevers, vomiting and her head is increasing in size. Without treatment, Joan 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 Joan that will treat her hydrocephalus. The procedure is scheduled to take place on August 24 and will drain the excess fluid from Joan’s brain. This will reduce intracranial pressure and greatly improve her quality of life. With proper treatment, Joan will hopefully develop into a strong, healthy young girl.

Joan’s mother says, “We have struggled so much to make sure our daughter gets all her disabilities corrected, something that has left us with no savings of any kind and only debts. She needs another surgery as soon as possible and we have nowhere to get the money from, please help us.”

Joan is a one-year-old from Tanzania. Joan is a beautiful girl and the youngest child in a family of four children. Joan’s father works as a...

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Joan's Timeline

  • August 23, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • August 24, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Joan 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.

  • August 24, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Joan's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 28, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Joan's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 01, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Joan's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 31 donors

Funded by 31 donors

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

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.