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Success! Grace from Tanzania raised $1,300 to fund treatment for hydrocephalus.

Grace
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  • $1,300 raised, $0 to go
$1,300
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Grace's treatment was fully funded on September 14, 2021.

Photo of Grace post-operation

September 17, 2021

Grace underwent treatment for hydrocephalus.

Grace’s surgery went well and was successful. She is currently feeling well and getting back to her healthy self. Through this surgery, Grace has been saved from brain damage, difficulty eating and all the fevers she was having due to fluid accumulation in her head.

Grace’s mother says, “God bless you so much, it’s only been a week since she had her surgery but look at her now, she is happy and playful once more.”

Grace’s surgery went well and was successful. She is currently feeling well and getting back to her healthy self. Through this surgery, Grac...

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August 8, 2021

Grace is a beautiful, charming, and smiley 15-month-old baby. Grace’s parents are small scale farmers and have one other child. They grow and sell maize and vegetables. Grace’s mother sells fresh vegetables to her surrounding neighbors to make a living while, her father works at a carwash to support their family.

Grace has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the brain and increases intracranial pressure. As a result of her condition, Grace has been experiencing vomiting and high fevers. Without treatment, Grace will experience severe physical and developmental delays.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is requesting $1,300 to cover the cost of surgery for Grace that will treat her hydrocephalus. The procedure is scheduled to take place on August 9th and will drain the excess fluid from Grace’s brain. This will reduce intracranial pressure and greatly improve her quality of life. With proper treatment, Grace should grow and develop into a strong, healthy young girl.

Grace’s mother says, “Our baby is usually very active and playful but as days go by, her condition worsens, causing her weakness, vomiting and high fevers. Please help us.”

Grace is a beautiful, charming, and smiley 15-month-old baby. Grace's parents are small scale farmers and have one other child. They grow an...

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Grace's Timeline

  • August 8, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • August 9, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Grace 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 10, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Grace's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 14, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Grace's treatment was fully funded.

  • September 17, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Grace's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 34 donors

Funded by 34 donors

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

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