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Abigaelle from Haiti raised $1,260 to treat hydrocephalus.

Abigaelle
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Abigaelle's treatment was fully funded on July 5, 2015.

Photo of Abigaelle post-operation

July 8, 2015

Abigaelle received surgery to treat hydrocephalus.

Doctors were able to safely drain the excess cerebrospinal fluid from Abigaelle’s brain, relieving the built-up pressure and enabling Abigaelle to live a normal childhood. “Abigaelle is doing well and she started moving more easily after the surgery,” reports our medical partner, Project Medishare. “Her head is a little bit smaller than before the operation and her eyes look better.”

“I am very happy because you gave my baby the opportunity to stay alive when I did not have the money to pay for the surgery,” shares Abigaelle’s mother. “Money cannot be enough for me to reimburse you for what you have done for my baby because it is priceless. Thank you very much; without your help, my baby would probably die.”

Doctors were able to safely drain the excess cerebrospinal fluid from Abigaelle's brain, relieving the built-up pressure and enabling Abigae...

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June 26, 2015

“Abigaelle was normal after she was born, but when she turned four months old she became sick and her head started getting large,” our medical partner in Haiti, Project Medishare (PM), reports. Symptoms of the flu, fever, and vomiting, accompanied Abigaelle’s head growth. Her mother brought her to the hospital, and a CT scan revealed excess fluid in her brain.

Abigaelle was diagnosed with hydrocephalus, which is the accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain. This can lead to brain damage and death if left untreated.

Abigaelle’s mother “used to do commerce in the past, selling second hand clothes in the streets, but when her baby became sick she spent the money she had and did not have time to go sale,” adds PM. Abigaelle’s father “is also sick and cannot respond to the needs of the family.” Furthermore, Abigaelle’s family is currently homeless after their home was destroyed during hurricane season.

Her condition can be treated for $1,260, and surgery consists of a hydrocephalus shunt placement to drain the excess fluid in her head. This treatment will also help prevent other diseases prompted by hydrocephalus, such as seizures. We can help ease some of the hardship that Abigaelle and her family are facing by funding her treatment.

“Abigaelle was normal after she was born, but when she turned four months old she became sick and her head started getting large,” our medic...

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Abigaelle's Timeline

  • June 26, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Abigaelle was submitted by Joseph Emmanuel at Project Medishare.

  • June 26, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Abigaelle received treatment. 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.

  • July 1, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Abigaelle's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 5, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Abigaelle's treatment was fully funded.

  • July 8, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Abigaelle. Read the update.

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Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Shallon

Shallon is a farmer from Uganda. She completed primary school class six and then had to leave school. Together with her husband, they have 6 children, including a set of twins. They live in a two-roomed mud-built house. Their firstborn child is 14 years old while the last borns are in junior class and aged 5 years. Shallon and her husband work hard to meet all the daily needs of their family. During her free time, she enjoys tending to her family and spending time with her children. Shallon is currently expecting twins. Her doctors recommend that she deliver via a Caesarean section because she has a twin pregnancy, and one of the twins is lying transversely, or sideways. Shallon received a full antenatal package at a local health centre and when she drew closer to the expected day of delivery, she came to Rushoroza Hospital. She was reviewed and surgery was recommended. An attempt to deliver normally could rupture Shallon's uterus. She is not able to meet the cost of surgery and is appealing for help. By delivering her babies via C-section, doctors can ensure the safety of both mother and children. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Shallon undergo a C-Section on August 18th. This procedure will cost $207, and Shallon requests your support. Shallon says, “I pray for a successful surgery. I will resume farming alongside my husband as soon as I get well to be able to continue supporting and taking good care of my family.”

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