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Success! Yosephe from Ethiopia raised $717 to fund testicular surgery.

Yosephe
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  • $717 raised, $0 to go
$717
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$0
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Fully funded
Yosephe's treatment was fully funded on May 26, 2020.

Photo of Yosephe post-operation

April 17, 2020

Yosephe underwent testicular surgery.

Yosephe’s surgery was successful. His testicles were descended in the scrotum and he was released from the hospital ward fully recovered. The main complications that could result from lack of treatment like testicular cancer, fertility problems, testicular torsion, trauma, and other related diseases have now been prevented as a result of his surgery.

Yosephe’s father said, “He is getting good after the surgery now. I am happy because he got a successful surgery. The hospital stay was very good. The help we are getting and the service is quality. And we are very thankful for our sponsors at Watsi who made this possible.”

Yosephe's surgery was successful. His testicles were descended in the scrotum and he was released from the hospital ward fully recovered. Th...

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December 31, 2019

Yosephe is a young boy from Ethiopia. He is shy but he loves to play with toys with his two sisters and his mom. His dad is a farmer and a daily laborer with a small plot of land. His mom is also a farmer and they farm their land together. Their harvest is limited to feed the family throughout the year and the father works other hard labor to support his family.

Yosephe was diagnosed with cryptorchidism, a condition in which one or both of the testicles remains undescended. If left untreated, Yosephe has an increased risk of developing hernias, testicular cancer, and fertility problems in the future.

Yosephe will be receiving assistance from our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF). Fortunately, he is scheduled to undergo corrective surgery on January 7th. AMHF is requesting $717 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care.

Yosephe’s father said, “I am a poor farmer. But I hope my child will be much better with education and a good career. I hope he will lead his life in good health and have a better quality of life.”

Yosephe is a young boy from Ethiopia. He is shy but he loves to play with toys with his two sisters and his mom. His dad is a farmer and a d...

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Yosephe's Timeline

  • December 31, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • January 2, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Yosephe's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 18, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Yosephe received treatment at BethanyKids Myungsung Christian Medical Centre (BKMCM) in Ethiopia. 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, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Yosephe's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • May 26, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Yosephe's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 16 donors

Funded by 16 donors

Treatment
Orchidopexy-Single
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $717 for Yosephe's treatment
Hospital Fees
$457
Medical Staff
$132
Medication
$15
Supplies
$87
Labs
$10
Radiology
$16

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Askaw

Askaw is a 47-year-old woman who lives with her father, husband, two sons and her daughter-in-law. Her husband is currently unemployed while her oldest son and her daughter-in-law are farmers. Her youngest son is a day labourer, finding work whenever he can. Askaw is a homemaker and looks after her father who is retired. In her free time, she loves to read, sing, and go to church every Sunday. Toward the end of 2018, Askaw noticed that the vision in both her eyes was blurred. In early 2019, unable to afford seeking treatment at a hospital or a clinic, she purchased eyeglasses for herself at a shop. Although the eyeglasses helped her see better at first, a year later her vision worsened and she could no longer see even with the eyeglasses. She purchased a new pair of glasses, but her vision worsened again. Finally in December she was able to go to an ophthalmologist's clinic with the help and financial support of her brother. After the ophthalmologist examined her eyes, she was told to go to a hospital for further investigation because she likely needed surgery. Askaw's brother knew of our medical partner Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF) which could help make her care possible even though it was out of reach financially for their family. Currently, Askaw can see very little in her left eye and she can only perceive light with her right eye. She cannot read anymore, and finds it difficult to pay for items when shopping since she cannot see the money. When she cooks, she will often mix-up the ingredients. She shared that sometimes, when she is alone, she will cry and feels sad about her symptoms. She said, “When I cook, I will mix-up the ingredients because I cannot see clearly. Now I am no longer able to cook and I have also stopped cleaning as it is so hard to clean with my poor vision."

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