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Delvin is a 3-month-old baby from Tanzania who needs $1,238 to fund hydrocephalus treatment.

Delvin
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March 10, 2020

Delvin is a baby boy from Tanzania, and is the second born to his parents. Delvin’s mother has another child who stays with his father in a different region after they separated. She got married to Delvin’s father who also had another child. His parents depend on small-scale farming for their living thus their income is very little.

Delvin 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, Delvin has been experiencing seizures. Without treatment, Delvin 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 Delvin that will treat his hydrocephalus. The procedure is scheduled to take place on March 11th and will drain the excess fluid from Delvin’s brain. This will reduce intracranial pressure and greatly improve his quality of life. With proper treatment, Delvin will hopefully develop into a strong, healthy young boy.

Delvin’s mother says, “Kindly help my son please, we are unable to afford the treatment cost and his health is worsening each day.”

Delvin is a baby boy from Tanzania, and is the second born to his parents. Delvin’s mother has another child who stays with his father in a ...

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Delvin's Timeline

  • March 10, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • March 11, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Delvin 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.

  • March 11, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Delvin's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 03, 2020
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Delvin's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Delvin is currently raising funds for his treatment.

Funded by 24 donors

Funded by 24 donors

Treatment
Hydrocephalus - ETV Insertion
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,238 for Delvin's treatment
Hospital Fees
$991
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$51
Supplies
$35
Labs
$111
Other
$50

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