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Jeff from Haiti raised $1,260 to treat hydrocephalus.

Jeff
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  • $1,260 raised, $0 to go
$1,260
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$0
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Fully funded
Jeff's treatment was fully funded on May 1, 2014.

Photo of Jeff post-operation

March 10, 2015

Jeff received life-saving surgery to treat hydrocephalus.

“Jeff is doing good now after the treatment and the surgery,” his doctor writes.

“He holds his head better, his head has stopped swelling, his speech is good, and he is happy. His life has been saved. He will be able to live healthy now.”

"Jeff is doing good now after the treatment and the surgery," his doctor writes. "He holds his head better, his head has stopped swellin...

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February 23, 2014

This smiley kid is Jeff, a one-year-old from Haiti. Jeff has hydrocephalus, a condition in which fluid accumulates in his skull and puts pressure on his brain. This condition is potentially fatal.

Jeff’s mother used to run a food-selling business, but business has been slow lately. As a result, she cannot afford Jeff’s treatment. When Jeff is healthy, she says she intends to go to school to learn a new skill so that she can better provide for Jeff.

For $1,260 a surgical procedure can be performed that will drain the excess fluids from Jeff’s skull and save his life. His head will return a normal size and he has a good chance of a healthy, productive childhood. Let’s help Jeff and his family out!

This smiley kid is Jeff, a one-year-old from Haiti. Jeff has hydrocephalus, a condition in which fluid accumulates in his skull and puts pre...

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Jeff's Timeline

  • February 23, 2014
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Jeff was submitted by Joseph Emmanuel at Project Medishare.

  • February 24, 2014
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Jeff 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.

  • April 17, 2014
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Jeff's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 1, 2014
    FULLY FUNDED

    Jeff's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 10, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Jeff. Read the update.

Funded by 18 donors

Funded by 18 donors

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Sreyna

Sreyna is a 27-year-old woman who has been married for seven years. Together they have a five-year-old daughter in primary school. Sreyna works at a government office, while her husband is an electrician for a construction company in the capital of Phnom Penh. When Sreyna was ten years old, she developed an ear infection that caused the tympanic membrane, or eardrum, in her right ear to perforate. As a result, she has been experiencing chronic pain in her right ear, as well as headaches and ringing noise for many years. She has difficulty hearing things clearly, which complicates her communication with others at work and home. She visited several hospitals for treatments over the years but has still been unable to find relief. Even if her symptoms stop for a while, her hearing is still impacted so she cannot communicate well. Consequently, Sreyna shared that she feels shy amongst her co-workers. Overall, the perforation causes Sreyna to feel ill often, which makes it hard for her to work and support her family. Fortunately, our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre (CSC), can help Sreyna receive the treatment she needs to finally heal. On March 9th, she will undergo a myringoplasty procedure in her right ear, during which surgeons will close the perforation. CSC is requesting $464 to fund this procedure, including Sreyna's medications, supplies, and inpatient care. Sreyna shared, "I hope that my hearing will improve and I will stop having ear infections. I want to be a good mother and not miss so much work."

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$20raised
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