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Megan is a baby girl from Tanzania who needs $1,238 to fund hydrocephalus treatment.

Megan
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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 SCHEDULED

    Megan was scheduled to receive 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.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Megan is currently raising funds for her treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Megan's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

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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