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Success! Bekalu from Ethiopia raised $754 to fund corrective surgery to heal his birth condition.

Bekalu
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  • $754 raised, $0 to go
$754
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Bekalu's treatment was fully funded on November 22, 2021.

Photo of Bekalu post-operation

November 30, 2021

Bekalu underwent corrective surgery to heal his birth condition.

Bekalu’s surgery was successful, and he was discharged home following a full recovery. This treatment will prevent the future risk of cancer or other complications.

Bekalu’s dad said, “I am happy that he got this surgery. God is good and bless you all for helping my child. I hope he will lead a quality life and reach a high place when he grows up. The doctor and the nurses are caring. They treat us with respect and love. I’d like to thank our sponsors at Watsi for their support.”

Bekalu's surgery was successful, and he was discharged home following a full recovery. This treatment will prevent the future risk of cancer...

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October 26, 2021

Bekalu is a 5-year-old boy from Ethiopia. He loves sweets and playing football. He also loves his dad very much and is a good listener to him. Bekalu is the first child of his parents and he has a younger sister. His dad works as a health information technician in a government clinic. Bekalu’s mother ran a small vegetable business in the neighborhood before she gave birth to their second child. His dad’s income is significantly lower than the needs of the family so having money for healthcare costs is very challenging.

Bekalu has been diagnosed with a condition called cryptorchidism. If left untreated, Bekalu has an increased risk of developing hernias, testicular cancer, and fertility problems in the future. Bekalu will be receiving assistance from our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF). Fortunately, he is scheduled to undergo corrective surgery on October 28th. AMHF is requesting $754 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care.

Bekalu’s dad said: “I am so happy for him getting such a medical chance. I lost my hope before I came to this hospital. I was thinking ‘What will happen to this boy?’ We couldn’t get him to school as a result of this condition. But it was beyond our expectation to get this service. Once the treatment is finalized and he is as any other boy, me and his mom will have renewed hope and we will educate him well.”

Bekalu is a 5-year-old boy from Ethiopia. He loves sweets and playing football. He also loves his dad very much and is a good listener to hi...

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Bekalu's Timeline

  • October 26, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • October 28, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Bekalu 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.

  • October 29, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Bekalu's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 22, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Bekalu's treatment was fully funded.

  • November 30, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Bekalu's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 7 donors

Funded by 7 donors

Treatment
Orchidopexy-Single
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $754 for Bekalu's treatment
Hospital Fees
$458
Medical Staff
$132
Medication
$15
Supplies
$87
Labs
$10
Radiology
$16
Other
$36

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