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Success! Oliyad from Ethiopia raised $961 to fund a colostomy closure.

Oliyad
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  • $961 raised, $0 to go
$961
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Oliyad's treatment was fully funded on January 13, 2020.

Photo of Oliyad post-operation

January 16, 2020

Oliyad underwent a colostomy closure.

The surgery of Oliyad proceeded successfully and he is recovering well from the operation. His colostomy is closed and he is passing stool through the anus in a normal way. Now he will lead a normal and better quality life.

Their experience in the hospital was positive. His guardian said, “The hospital stay was very good. They provided good care and they were there with what we needed. We got quality medical care. We are very thankful for it. Jesus lord bless our sponsors and care providers.”

The surgery of Oliyad proceeded successfully and he is recovering well from the operation. His colostomy is closed and he is passing stool t...

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November 12, 2019

Oliyad is a handsome and friendly boy who loves watching animation movies from Ethiopia. He is being raised in a children’s home after his parents abandoned him when he was two months old. Oliyad was born with ARM and the organization tried seeking treatment from different hospitals in Ethiopia. In one of the hospitals, he had a colostomy and PSARP surgeries done with the bills being paid by a local nonprofit. In Oliyad’s case, his colostomy requires closure in order to restore bowel function and prevent future complications. Oliyad’s children’s home is not able to cater for the third surgery and appeals for help.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $961 to cover the cost of a colostomy closure for Oliyad. The surgery is scheduled to take place on November 19th and once completed, will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently.

Oliyad’s guardian says, “We are confident and hopeful that he will get this surgery and heal fully. We believe he will live a quality life as any other kids and his friends.”

Oliyad is a handsome and friendly boy who loves watching animation movies from Ethiopia. He is being raised in a children's home after his p...

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Oliyad's Timeline

  • November 12, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Oliyad was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Ethiopia.

  • November 20, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Oliyad received treatment at BethanyKids Myungsung Christian Medical Centre (BKMCM). 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.

  • November 21, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Oliyad's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 13, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Oliyad's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 16, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Oliyad's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 16 donors

Funded by 16 donors

Treatment
Colostomy Closure
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $961 for Oliyad's treatment
Hospital Fees
$484
Medical Staff
$316
Medication
$58
Supplies
$93
Labs
$10

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Nelson

Nelson is a small business owner from Kenya and a father of four children aged between 1 and 16 years. He operates a butchery in Komarock where he has employed someone to help him after the accident. The wife and children are currently living with his parents in Muranga. His wife is not in any employment and their family solely depends on his business. Nelson lives in a rental house in Komarock and his earnings are not sufficient to meet the cost of living and pay for his surgery. In 2017 Nelson was involved in a road traffic accident in Komarock as he was coming from work. He was rushed to KNH hospital where he underwent surgery. Later his surgical site got an infection and a plan for nail placement to help his fracture was agreed on. He went to St Peter’s Uthiru in 2018 where he underwent the surgery and it was successful. He didn’t heal well so he came to Kijabe Hosopital for clinic where he was booked for surgery. He underwent a 1st stage and 2nd stage bone transport in 2019 and this was funded by the national health insurance fund. Currently, he has an infection and is due for urgent debridement and washout to ensure he can heal. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Nelson receive treatment. On June 3rd, surgeons will perform a debridement and skin graft procedure. If not treated, Nelson will be at risk of further wound infection that could lead to amputation. Now, Nelson needs help to fund this $1,242 procedure. ‘I will be happy to go back to work being the sole breadwinner of our family.’ Nelson said.

75% funded

75%funded
$936raised
$306to go

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