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Success! Queen from Tanzania raised $1,238 to fund hydrocephalus treatment.

Queen
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  • $1,238 raised, $0 to go
$1,238
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Queen's treatment was fully funded on November 13, 2017.

Photo of Queen post-operation

August 21, 2017

Queen underwent hydrocephalus treatment.

She is doing well and no longer has pressure in her head.

Queen’s mother says, “I am so glad for the treatment that my daughter has received. God bless you all.”

She is doing well and no longer has pressure in her head. Queen’s mother says, “I am so glad for the treatment that my daughter has rece...

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July 10, 2017

Queen is an 11-month-old baby from Tanzania. She is the first and only child to her mother, who has been raising Queen as a single parent. Queen and her mother live with her grandmother, who is a subsistence farmer and the primary provider for the family.

Queen was born healthy, but a few months ago, her head began swelling and she started becoming irritable and losing vision. Concerned, her mother took Queen to a local hospital, where doctors diagnosed Queen with acquired hydrocephalus, a condition where cerebral spinal fluid doesn’t properly drain from the brain. If left untreated, hydrocephalus can cause brain damage and even become life-threatening.

On July 12, doctors at our medical partner’s care center, Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre, will perform an endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) surgery on Queen to help drain the cerebral spinal fluid from her brain. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,238 to fund the treatment.

“Please help my daughter get well,” says Queen’s mother.

Queen is an 11-month-old baby from Tanzania. She is the first and only child to her mother, who has been raising Queen as a single parent. Q...

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Queen's Timeline

  • July 10, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • July 12, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Queen 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 8, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Queen's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 21, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Queen's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • November 13, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Queen's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 32 donors

Funded by 32 donors

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

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Kenneth

Kenneth is a moto-taxi driver hailing from Marakwet County in Kenya. Kenneth completed his secondary school education in 2014 but did not proceed to college due to a lack of funds. He lives in a single-roomed rental house and he depends on his low-paying job to pay rent and provide daily needs for his family. During the afternoon on Saturday, November 6th, Kenneth was involved in a hit-and-run road traffic accident with a motorbike when he was headed home from his daily hustle. He sustained injuries on his leg including a fracture of the left femur which was confirmed after doing an X-Ray. Kenneth was brought by his brothers to our medical partner's hospital where his fracture was immobilized and he was admitted to the surgical ward. He is currently unable to use or move his leg. He is also in immense pain. This road accident has been extremely tough for Kenneth and his family since he has been the only breadwinner. Now he is worried about the struggles his family might face if he is not treated. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On November 9th, Kenneth will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. This surgery will rid him of the pain and restore his ability to use his leg. He is seeking financial support to help him undergo the surgery. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,145 to fund this procedure. Kenneth says, “I want to receive treatment [and] walk again so that I can be well and continue supporting my family.”

59% funded

59%funded
$676raised
$469to go

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