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Delvin from Tanzania raised $1,238 to fund hydrocephalus treatment.

Delvin
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  • $1,238 raised, $0 to go
$1,238
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$0
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Fully funded
Delvin's treatment was fully funded on November 27, 2020.
April 3, 2020

Delvin had a more serious condition and has suffered complications.

We wanted to share an update with you that we just received from our Medical Partner. Delvin was admitted to the hospital on March 10th for surgery the following day. Doctors planned for an ETV surgery to help drain fluids that were accumulating in his head due to hydrocephalus. When he was taken in to the operation room, the surgeon found that Delvin had intraventricular pus collection from his brain and thus the surgery couldn’t continue as planned.

The team immediately started treatment of the infection and an external ventricular drainage to relieve the pressure in his head. He was diagnosed with hypokalemia and subsequently developed hypovolemia, which led to an irregular heartbeat (Cardiac Arrhythmia). We are saddened to share that he passed away the following week. Delvin’s mother said, “I don’t have much to say but to just thank you for trying to save my son, may he rest in peace.” Our thoughts and hearts go out to Delvin’s family.

We wanted to share an update with you that we just received from our Medical Partner. Delvin was admitted to the hospital on March 10th for ...

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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.

  • March 11, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Delvin 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.

  • March 11, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Delvin's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 3, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Delvin. Read the update.

  • November 27, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Delvin's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 25 donors

Funded by 25 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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