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Success! Sifa from Tanzania raised $1,015 to fund surgery for his spina bifida condition.

Sifa
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  • $1,015 raised, $0 to go
$1,015
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Sifa's treatment was fully funded on December 22, 2020.

Photo of Sifa post-operation

October 28, 2020

Sifa underwent surgery for his spina bifida condition.

Sifa has had a successful surgery that helped to correct his spina bifida condition, which initially put him at risk of losing limb functionality if he had a serious infection. As a result of this treatment, Sifa will be able to grow up, stand, and walk without any fear of complications.

Sifa’s mother shared, “I am very happy and grateful for all your help and support. My son’s surgery went well and he is now healing well.”

Sifa has had a successful surgery that helped to correct his spina bifida condition, which initially put him at risk of losing limb function...

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August 23, 2020

Sifa is a baby from Tanzania. Sifa is a three months old baby boy and the youngest child in a family of four children. Sifa’s parents come from the central part of Tanzania where most people depend on farming for their living. His parents own a small piece of land from which they are able to grow maize and sunflowers. Their income is not much and barely enough to support their family.

Sifa 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, Sifa 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 $1,015 to cover the cost of Sifa’s spina bifida closure surgery. The procedure is scheduled to take place on August 24th. This procedure will hopefully spare Sifa from the risks associated with his condition, allowing him to grow and develop along a healthy trajectory.

Sifa’s mother says, “Please help my son.”

Sifa is a baby from Tanzania. Sifa is a three months old baby boy and the youngest child in a family of four children. Sifa's parents come f...

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Sifa's Timeline

  • August 23, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • August 24, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Sifa 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.

  • August 24, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Sifa's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 28, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Sifa's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 22, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Sifa's treatment was fully funded.

Treatment
Spina Bifida Repair (Alone)
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,015 for Sifa's treatment
Hospital Fees
$804
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$51
Supplies
$51
Labs
$60
Other
$49

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