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Belaynesh from Ethiopia raised $1,000 to fix a club foot.

Belaynesh
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  • $1,000 raised, $0 to go
$1,000
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$0
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Fully funded
Belaynesh's treatment was fully funded on May 20, 2014.

Photo of Belaynesh post-operation

February 12, 2015

Belaynesh received surgery to correct a club foot and allow her to talk normally.

Now, Belaynesh can focus her energy on her dreams of becoming a doctor and helping kids like herself.

Belaynesh says, “May God bless your souls, I am so happy I don’t even have words to thank everybody. Now I feel like am equal to all my friends.”

Now, Belaynesh can focus her energy on her dreams of becoming a doctor and helping kids like herself. Belaynesh says, "May God bless you...

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May 6, 2014

Belaynesh is a quiet 15-year-old girl living in Ethiopia. She is currently in grade eight and enjoys reading and helping around the house. Her parents are both farmers. She has three sisters and two brothers, all of whom she gets along with well. Belaynesh also likes to play with her friends in her village.

Belaynesh was born with a club foot, which prevents her from walking normally. Instead, she walks on the sides of her feet. The condition causes her pain and self-esteem problems. Belaynesh says, “I always feel inferior as a person when I compare myself with my friends and it always worries me. I am so glad and thankful that I have a chance to be healed.”

For $1,000, Belaynesh will undergo a left foot triple arthrodesis surgery. She will be able to live life pain-free and without the stigma that this condition can cause. Belaynesh wants to be a doctor when she grows up so she can help kids like herself. Let’s help Belaynesh achieve that goal and more!

Belaynesh is a quiet 15-year-old girl living in Ethiopia. She is currently in grade eight and enjoys reading and helping around the house. H...

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Belaynesh's Timeline

  • May 6, 2014
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Belaynesh was submitted by Debbie Stowell at CURE International, our medical partner in Ethiopia.

  • May 08, 2014
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Belaynesh received treatment. 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.

  • May 11, 2014
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Belaynesh's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 20, 2014
    FULLY FUNDED

    Belaynesh's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Belaynesh. Read the update.

Funded by 18 donors

Funded by 18 donors

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