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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
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$0
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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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Phanith

Phanith is a 31-year-old photography assistant from Cambodia. He currently lives with his father and his three siblings, and he is the second child in his family. His mother passed away ten years ago. Phanith has been unable to work since his injury. On November 3rd, 2020, Phanith was in a motor vehicle accident that caused injury and paralysis of his right arm. He was taken to a provincial hospital, then transferred due to the seriousness of his injuries. Phanith was released after a month but is still unable to move his right shoulder or lift his arm. He has been diagnosed with a brachial plexus injury on his right side. The brachial plexus is a nerve network that transmits signals from the spine to the shoulder, arm, and hand. Injuries to this nerve network can result in loss of function and sensation. As a result, Phanith is unable to lift his hand or flex his elbow, and has no movement in his fingers. Although his arm has no movement, he has paresthesia (burning or prickly sensations) of the hand and forearm, which are often quite painful. Phanith traveled to our medical partner's care center to receive treatment. On March 4th, he will undergo a brachial plexus repair surgery. After recovery, he will be able to use this hand again and be physically able to find work. Our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, is requesting $696 to fund this procedure. Phanith shared, "I hope after surgery, my right shoulder will return to full function as soon as possible."

29% funded

29%funded
$202raised
$494to go

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