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Alex is a toddler from Tanzania who needs $1,063 to fund spina bifida treatment.

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June 14, 2020

Alex is a 22-month-old boy from Tanzania. He is the youngest of two children. His parents depend entirely on small-scale farming for a living. Alex’s father decided to travel to neighboring Kenya to seek small jobs in order to supplement the little harvest they are able to currently get from their farm.

Alex was born with spina bifida, a type of neural tube defect in which the spine does not properly close around the spinal cord. Without treatment, Alex is at risk of lower-limb paralysis, infection of the exposed nervous tissue, development of tethered cord syndrome, and possible developmental delays.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,063 to cover the cost of Alex’s spina bifida closure surgery. The procedure is scheduled to take place on June 15th. This procedure will hopefully protect Alex from the risks associated with his condition, allowing him to grow and develop along a healthy trajectory.

Alex’s mother says, “I will be very happy to see my son walk by himself like his sibling. Please help us as the cost is too high for us to afford.”

Alex is a 22-month-old boy from Tanzania. He is the youngest of two children. His parents depend entirely on small-scale farming for a livin...

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Alex's Timeline

  • June 14, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • June 15, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Alex 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.

  • June 15, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Alex's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 10, 2020
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Alex's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Alex is currently raising funds for his treatment.

Funded by 21 donors

Funded by 21 donors

Treatment
Spina Bifida Repair (Alone)
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,063 for Alex's treatment
Hospital Fees
$901
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$51
Supplies
$51
Labs
$60

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