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David from Haiti raised $1,260 for life-saving surgery to treat hydrocephalus.

David
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  • $1,260 raised, $0 to go
$1,260
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$0
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Fully funded
David's treatment was fully funded on December 23, 2014.

Photo of David post-operation

February 17, 2015

David received surgery to remove excess fluid from his head.

David’s surgery was a success and his doctors at Project Medicare report that he is recovering well. They are confident that little David can now enjoy a healthy life without the risk of brain damage or death from hydrocephalus.

“My son is okay, I feel very satisfied after the treatment and I am excited to do more good steps to help my baby grow up normally and be healthy,” said David’s mother. “The situation is good for us now, I was expecting good results for him and this has been done for him successfully. The only thing I wish to say is thank you for everything you did for my son. Thank you very much.”

David's surgery was a success and his doctors at Project Medicare report that he is recovering well. They are confident that little David ca...

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December 11, 2014

“I wish the outcome of the treatment to be very good for the baby. May God watch over him. I am looking forward to going back home with David with good news for the mother,” David’s family member says.

David is a sweet one-year-old form Haiti who was born with hydrocephalus, causing enlarged head size, intra cranial pressure, and sun setting eyes. If left untreated, this condition can lead to brain damage, a loss of mental and physical abilities, and even death. David is the first born of a young mother who still lives with and is supported her family. The family does not have the means to afford the treatment David needs.

We can fund a successful treatment for $1,260. “David has very high chances to be healed from the hydrocephalus. The doctors will operate on him to drain the excess fluid in his head and prevent his head from getting larger,” report our medical partner, Project Medishare. Let’s support David and his family!

“I wish the outcome of the treatment to be very good for the baby. May God watch over him. I am looking forward to going back home with Davi...

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David's Timeline

  • December 11, 2014
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    David was submitted by Joseph Emmanuel at Project Medishare.

  • December 11, 2014
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    David 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.

  • December 21, 2014
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    David's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 23, 2014
    FULLY FUNDED

    David's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 17, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on David. Read the update.

Funded by 21 donors

Funded by 21 donors

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Saw Wah

Saw Wah is a 14-year-old student who lives with his parents and five younger brothers. He is in grade six, but his youngest brother is too young to enroll in school and his four other brothers stopped going to school earlier this year. It has been a challenging time in their region and Saw Wah shared: “They do not want to attend school because fighting happens very often in this area. We have to run and hide in the jungle where we study and they do not like to study in the jungle." Saw Wah’s family raises chickens and two goats to help feed their family. They also go fishing and foraging for vegetables in the jungle. His father works as a day laborer when there is no work on the farm, and even though Saw Wah's family does not have a regular income, they have enough food and receive free basic healthcare at a clinic near their village. A few years ago, Saw Wah developed a runny nose with yellowish nasal discharge. At first, he thought this was normal and would go away on its own, but towards the end of April, Saw Wah's nose became entirely blocked. He could no longer breath through it and lost all sense of smell. He finally told his parents about his symptoms, and his father took him to the free clinic where the medic checked his nostrils and found a mass blocking the nasal passage in both of his nostrils. Saw Wah was told he would need to go to a larger hospital for further investigation. Doctors want Saw Wah to undergo a CT scan, a procedure in which x-ray images taken from several angles are combined to produce cross-sectional images of the body. This scan will hopefully help doctors diagnose his condition and formulate an appropriate treatment plan. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $693 to cover the cost of Saw Wah's CT scan and care, scheduled for June 27th. Saw Wah said, “I cannot breathe well especially at night... I want to receive surgery soon so that I will be able to breath normally again.”

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$170raised
$523to go

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