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Success! Dismus from Uganda raised $1,500 to fund surgery to correct a congenital condition.

Dismus
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Dismus's treatment was fully funded on September 17, 2020.

Photo of Dismus post-operation

August 7, 2020

Dismus underwent surgery to correct a congenital condition.

Dismus had a successful surgery in our facility. He no longer complains about stomach aches and is recovering well. His father brings him to the doctor to assess his recovery. The surgery has enabled him to pass stool normally.

Dismus’ father shared, “I’m grateful for your financial support of my son”

Dismus had a successful surgery in our facility. He no longer complains about stomach aches and is recovering well. His father brings him to...

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July 15, 2020

Dismus is a small child from Uganda. He is the second born in a family of two children and his parents are eager to see their son get treated. His father works in a local tea farm and his mother is a casual laborer who mostly washes clothes for neighbors.

Dismus was born with an anorectal malformation, a congenital abnormality that leads to a complete or partial intestinal blockage. He needs to undergo a series of procedures to eliminate bowel dysfunction.

Dismus is scheduled to undergo surgery to correct his condition on July 16th. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of Dismus’s procedure and care.

After his recovery, Dismus will no longer experience bowel dysfunction or be at risk of developing health complications in the future.

Dismus’ father shared, “I will be grateful for any financial help offered.”

Dismus is a small child from Uganda. He is the second born in a family of two children and his parents are eager to see their son get treate...

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Dismus's Timeline

  • July 15, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Dismus was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Uganda.

  • July 16, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Dismus received treatment at BethanyKids Kijabe Hospital (BKKH). 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.

  • July 16, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Dismus's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 07, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Dismus's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • September 17, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Dismus's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 34 donors

Treatment
Anorectal Malformation Complete (3 stage)
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,986 for Dismus's treatment
Subsidies fund $486 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,800
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$82
Supplies
$0
Labs
$9
Other
$95

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Char is a 28-year-old man who lives with his grandmother, wife, and daughter in a town in Tak Province, Thailand. Char moved to Thailand with this grandparents when he was eight years old, after his mother passed away. Char’s grandfather passed away eight years ago and now his grandmother is retired. Char used to sell fruits in the market but stopped working last year because of his condition. Char’s wife works as domestic worker and earns 4,500 baht (approx. $150) per month. His daughter is a student. Their monthly income is just enough to cover their daily expenses but they cannot save money or pay for basic health care. In April of 2019 Char was driving his motorcycle to work when suddenly a car driving on the wrong side of the road hit his motorcycle head on. He was flung from his motorcycle and knocked unconscious. The crowed who witnessed his accident called an ambulance, that brought him to Mae Sot Hospital (MSH). Soon after Char was brought to MSH, he received surgery to insert a metal rod into his right lower leg, as the doctor found that both his bones in that leg were fractured. During his follow-up appointment, he received an x-ray and was told that he would need to receive a bone graft. However, since Char has been unable to work since his accident, he had used up his savings to pay for his initial treatment and hospitalization. Unable to afford the surgery, Char refused treatment and returned home. Unfortunately, he recently fell through the wooden stairs in his home, causing the rod in his leg to bend. His doctors have shared that he needs surgery to replace the rod in his leg. Fortunately, our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF), can help. The surgery costs $1,500 and now, they are asking for your help to fund this life-changing surgery. Char shared, "I feel too uncomfortable to sleep [at night] and sometimes, I cry because of the pain. I want to get better soon so that I can help my family [financially].”

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$1,193raised
$307to go

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