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Success! Jofael from Tanzania raised $1,300 to fund a procedure to treat his hydrocephalus.

Jofael
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  • $1,300 raised, $0 to go
$1,300
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Jofael's treatment was fully funded on December 1, 2020.

Photo of Jofael post-operation

December 24, 2020

Jofael underwent hydrocephalus treatment.

Jofael had been scheduled to have surgery but due an infection he developed, he began getting regular seizures, vomiting, and fevers which continued to become worse, so the medical team put him on a medication to control his seizures and fevers. When he became stable, surgery could move forward.

We are so happy to share that his surgery went well and was successful. Jofael is now stable and no longer having seizures. Through this treatment, Jofael has been healed from the pain and discomfort he was going through due to his hydrocephalus condition. This treatment has also helped protect Jofael’s brain from being damaged due to the high-pressure build-up. He is showing good progress and recovering well.

Jofaels’ mother shared with us, “Thank you very much for coming in and helping fund my son’s treatment cost, which we couldn’t afford. God bless you all and add you more.”

Jofael had been scheduled to have surgery but due an infection he developed, he began getting regular seizures, vomiting, and fevers which c...

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November 8, 2020

Jofael is a four-month-old baby from Tanzania. He is the youngest in a family of four children. Jofael’s parents are small scale farmers who live in a remote village, where they lack access to good health services.

Jofael 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, he has been experiencing fevers and vomiting. Without treatment, Jofael will experience severe physical and developmental delays.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,300 to cover the cost of surgery for Jofael that will treat his hydrocephalus. The procedure is scheduled to take place on November 9th and will drain the excess fluid from Jofael’s brain. This will reduce intracranial pressure and greatly improve his quality of life. With proper treatment, Jofael will hopefully develop into a strong, healthy young boy.

Jofael’s mother shared, “Money has been a challenge, and our son’s condition is worsening. We appreciate any support you can provide us.”

Jofael is a four-month-old baby from Tanzania. He is the youngest in a family of four children. Jofael's parents are small scale farmers who...

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Jofael's Timeline

  • November 8, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • November 10, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Jofael's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 16, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Jofael 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.

  • December 1, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Jofael's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 24, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Jofael's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 12 donors

Funded by 12 donors

Treatment
Hydrocephalus - ETV Insertion
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,300 for Jofael's treatment
Hospital Fees
$991
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$51
Supplies
$35
Labs
$111
Other
$112

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