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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
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$0
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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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Thu Zar

Thu Zar is a 21-year-old woman who lives with her parents, three sisters, and three nieces in Mae Sot near the Thailand-Burma border. Her family moved from Shan State in Burma to Thailand in 2008 in search of better opportunities. She used to work at a logistics company until two weeks ago when she quit due to her condition. Her parents run a small shop from their home, and her oldest sister is a cleaner at a restaurant. One of her other sister’s is unemployed and her third sister as well as her three nieces all go to school. In 2015, Thu Zar felt a small mobile mass in her chest. She did not feel any pain at the time and forgot about the mass. In 2019, she attended a workshop about reproductive health at her school, run by Mae Tao Clinic (MTC). During the workshop she remembered the mass and later when she was alone, she checked to see if it was still there. She felt the mass and thought that it had increased in size, but she did not experience any pain. The next day, she told the workshop trainer about the mass. The trainer told her to go to MTC for treatment. However, Thu Zar decided she did not want to take time off from school to go to the clinic, since she thought the mass was not causing her any pain or discomfort. Now, Thu Zar's condition has worsened and causes her great pain. She can only sleep on her back, because if she sleeps in any other position she experiences immense pain. Thu Zar sought treatment through our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund. She is now scheduled to undergo mass removal surgery on June 9th to heal her condition. She is raising $1,500 to cover the total cost of her procedure and care. Thu Zar is very worried about her health and told us, "I feel very sad and depressed with this condition."

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