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Success! Bryson from Tanzania raised $1,300 to fund hydrocephalus treatment and get back to school.

Bryson
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  • $1,300 raised, $0 to go
$1,300
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Bryson's treatment was fully funded on December 21, 2021.

Photo of Bryson post-operation

December 27, 2021

Bryson underwent hydrocephalus treatment and in on his way back to school.

Bryson’s surgery went well and he is no longer at risk for brain damage or loss of eyesight. This surgery has helped relieve the build-up pressure from his brain and prevent brain damage from his condition.

Bryson had a big smile and shared, “I am ready to go back to school, I feel much much better. The nurses tell me I need more time to recover but I don’t think so. I feel ready for school.”

Bryson's surgery went well and he is no longer at risk for brain damage or loss of eyesight. This surgery has helped relieve the build-up pr...

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November 16, 2021

Bryson is a bright 4-year-old child. He’s is a happy, charming, and talkative boy. He is the first child of his parents who live in Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. Bryson’s father works as a motorcycle taxi driver.

Bryson has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the brain and increases intracranial pressure. As a result of his condition, Bryson has been experiencing headaches, fever, and mild seizures. Without treatment, Bryson will experience severe physical and developmental delays.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $1,300 to cover the cost of surgery for Bryson that will treat his hydrocephalus. The procedure is scheduled to take place on November 17th and will drain the excess fluid from Bryson’s brain. This will reduce intracranial pressure and greatly improve his quality of life. With proper treatment, Bryson will hopefully develop into a strong, healthy young boy.

Bryson’s father says, “I wish for my son to be well again and resume school. He was doing very well in school but now seems to be a bit forgetful and unable to walk properly. Please help us.”

Bryson is a bright 4-year-old child. He's is a happy, charming, and talkative boy. He is the first child of his parents who live in Dar es S...

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Bryson's Timeline

  • November 16, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Bryson was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare.

  • November 17, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Bryson received treatment at Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre (ALMC) in Tanzania. 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.

  • November 17, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Bryson's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 21, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Bryson's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 27, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Bryson's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 15 donors

Funded by 15 donors

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

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