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Megan from Tanzania raised $1,238 to fund hydrocephalus treatment.

Megan
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  • $1,238 raised, $0 to go
$1,238
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$0
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Fully funded
Megan's treatment was fully funded on March 5, 2020.
March 3, 2020

Megan underwent hydrocephalus treatment but suffered complications.

We just received an update from our medical partner on Megan that we want to share with you. Megan arrived for hydrocephalus treatment in very critical condition and had to be admitted immediately. She had an EVD (external ventricular drain) placed to reduce the built up pressure in her skull. The surgeon could not proceed to place an ETV or a shunt as planned because her CSF was not clear. When she was stable for surgery, Megan had an ETV placed but, unfortunately, she passed away from cardiopulmonary failure in the hospital ward as she was continuing with close observation.

Megan’s mother shared, “Thank you for everything you did to try and save my baby’s life, unfortunately she didn’t make it. May she rest in peace.’’ Our hearts go out to Megan’s family.

We just received an update from our medical partner on Megan that we want to share with you. Megan arrived for hydrocephalus treatment in ve...

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January 26, 2020

Megan is a baby from Tanzania. She is a last born child in her family of four children, and was born with her twin brother. Megan’s mother is a stay home mom and her father is an office assistant. They have health insurance which covered her first surgery but the insurance company is now refusing to cover more surgeries that Megan needs.

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 vomiting, irritability and an increasing head circumference. Without treatment, Megan 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 Megan that will treat her hydrocephalus. The procedure is scheduled to take place on January 27th 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, “Please help my daughter get this treatment so that she may be able to live.”

Megan is a baby from Tanzania. She is a last born child in her family of four children, and was born with her twin brother. Megan's mother i...

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Megan's Timeline

  • January 26, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • January 27, 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.

  • January 29, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Megan's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 03, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Megan. Read the update.

  • March 05, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Megan's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 16 donors

Funded by 16 donors

Treatment
Hydrocephalus - ETV Insertion
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,238 for Megan's treatment
Hospital Fees
$991
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$51
Supplies
$35
Labs
$111
Other
$50

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Pendo

Pendo is a twenty-one-year-old mother from Tanzania. She has two children aged two and a half years and one and a half years. In 2018, Pendo was involved in a fire accident. She had boiled water to give her two children warm baths. As she was bathing the youngest child close to the fire, she had an epileptic attack and fell down on the fire, leaving her unconscious and her right hand burned badly. Her firstborn child ran for help, and the neighbors rushed her to the hospital. There, Pendo had her burns cleaned and was advised to have them regularly dressed to help the wounds heal. However, after returning home, she never came back for more dressings due to financial challenges. Pendo sought treatment via herbal medicines instead, and her healing process was very slow. Eventually, Pendo's parents came to help take care of her and her children. She heard about our medical partner's care center from them, and sought treatment to correct her hand. Through Watsi donor support, Pendo was able to successfully undergo treatment to have her wrist contractures released and pins inserted in her hand. Because of how her wounds are healing, doctors recommend she have another surgery to help cover up her post-surgical wound with a skin graft. Pendo appeals for financial help for the care she needs. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Pendo receive treatment. On January 15th, surgeons at their care center will perform a split-thickness skin graft burn surgery. Once recovered, she will be able to use her hand much more easily and return to taking care of her children. Now, she needs help to fund this $874 procedure. Pendo shared, “My hand is now much better than before, though this wound is not healing well. This surgery will help in my healing, but I cannot afford it so I appreciate any help you can provide."

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