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Joshua from Tanzania raised $1,238 to fund brain surgery.

Joshua
100%
  • $1,238 raised, $0 to go
$1,238
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Joshua's treatment was fully funded on October 4, 2018.
April 17, 2019

Joshua did not receive treatment as expected.

Joshua’s surgery was postponed, and his parents decided not to bring him back for treatment.

Joshua's surgery was postponed, and his parents decided not to bring him back for treatment....

August 16, 2018

Joshua is a baby from Tanzania. He is the youngest in a family of three kids. Unfortunately, Joshua’s father died when his mother was seven months pregnant with him. His mother has no savings and works as a farmer to support her children.

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

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,238 to cover the cost of surgery for Joshua that will treat his hydrocephalus. The procedure is scheduled to take place on August 17 and will drain the excess fluid from Joshua’s brain. This will reduce intracranial pressure and greatly improve his quality of life. With proper treatment, Joshua will hopefully develop into a strong, healthy young boy.

Joshua’s mother says, “Please help my son.”

Joshua is a baby from Tanzania. He is the youngest in a family of three kids. Unfortunately, Joshua’s father died when his mother was seven ...

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Joshua's Timeline

  • August 16, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • August 16, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Joshua's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 17, 2018
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Joshua was scheduled to receive 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.

  • April 17, 2019
    FUNDING ENDED

    Joshua is no longer raising funds.

  • April 17, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Joshua's treatment did not happen. Read the update.

Funded by 37 donors

Funded by 37 donors

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

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