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Success! Mekliet from Ethiopia raised $1,500 to fund corrective surgery.

Mekliet
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Mekliet's treatment was fully funded on December 30, 2017.

Photo of Mekliet post-operation

January 17, 2018

Mekliet underwent corrective surgery.

Mekliet underwent a successful PSARP, followed by a successful colostomy closure. Mekliet recovered well, and she is in good health. Her mother is thankful and happy.

Mekliet’s mother says, “I am very happy that Mekliet received her final surgery. First I would like to thank God for his provision. I would also like to thank Watsi for covering our child’s bill. I don’t have words to explain how happy and grateful I am.”

Mekliet underwent a successful PSARP, followed by a successful colostomy closure. Mekliet recovered well, and she is in good health. Her mot...

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September 19, 2017

“I need your help to support my child’s medical needs,” says Mekliet’s mother, a woman from Ethiopia. She lost her husband in a car accident when she was six months pregnant with Mekliet. The two now live with Mekliet’s grandmother, and have no income source of their own.

Mekliet, who is now five months old, was born with anorectal malformation. As a result, she experiences bowel dysfunction.

For $1,500, we can sponsor a procedure on September 21 to repair her condition. This will cover the costs of her lab tests, medications, and one-day hospital stay.

“I need your help to support my child's medical needs,” says Mekliet's mother, a woman from Ethiopia. She lost her husband in a car accident...

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Mekliet's Timeline

  • September 19, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • October 5, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Mekliet's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 30, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Mekliet's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 2, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Mekliet 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.

  • January 17, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Mekliet's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Treatment
Anorectal Malformation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,563 for Mekliet's treatment
Subsidies fund $63 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,427
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$42
Supplies
$0
Labs
$94

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Peace

Peace is a small scale farmer from Uganda. She got married in 2003, but separated from her husband 10 years later because she could not bear children for their family. She returned to her parents house who are small-scale farmers where she has since been assisting them on the farm. They sell farm produce for their daily basic needs. Four years ago, Peace began to experience troubling symptoms, including a neck swelling that has been progressively growing in size. She decided to see a doctor who confirmed she had a goitre. Peace was given treatment but the swelling didn't disappear, so she tried herbal medication but it did not help either. Currently, she experiences chest pains whenever she coughs, she cannot turn her neck comfortably, and she feels dizzy whenever she travels around. She also experiences airway blockage and has had to completely stop farming. Peace decided to visit Rushoroza Hospital at last to seek treatment. She was diagnosed with non-toxic goitre and after a review by the surgeon, a thyroidectomy is recommended. Peace needs surgery to prevent her symptoms from getting worse, however her family cannot afford the surgery. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Peace receive treatment. She is scheduled to undergo a thyroidectomy on October 5th at our medical partner's care center. Surgeons will remove all or part of her thyroid gland. This procedure will cost $333, and she and her family need help raising money. Pease says, “I hope to live a normal life again. I hope to get relieved of the neck swelling through surgery so that I can comfortably continue my day-to-day activities especially farming.”

43% funded

43%funded
$145raised
$188to go

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