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Markon is a two-month-old baby from Ethiopia who needs $562 to fund a double hernia repair.

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February 5, 2020

Markon is a baby from Ethiopia. He is a cute baby boy who exclusively breastfeeds. His mother is a 16-year-old teen who ran away from her home at age 10 because of abuse and she lived in an orphanage until she turned 15. She did not go to school because she suffers from a heart condition that causes her to faint, and she would even faint on her way to school. After Markon’s mother got out of the orphanage she met a man who got her pregnant. He moved to another state and does not want to be involved in their baby’s life. A charitable organization now supports her with her food, shelter, and on her basic needs.

Since birth, Markon has had inguinal hernias. The hernia causes him discomfort and he often cries. Fortunately, on February 13th, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner’s care center.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $562 to fund Markon’s surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently.

She said “After the treatment I believe, he will get better. And I have a dream to educate him. And I hope he will achieve big in his life.”

Markon is a baby from Ethiopia. He is a cute baby boy who exclusively breastfeeds. His mother is a 16-year-old teen who ran away from her ho...

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Markon's Timeline

  • February 5, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • February 13, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Markon received treatment at BethanyKids Myungsung Christian Medical Centre (BKMCM). 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.

  • February 17, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Markon's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 17, 2020
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Markon's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Markon is currently raising funds for his treatment.

Funded by 10 donors

Funded by 10 donors

Treatment
Hernia Repair - Bilateral
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $562 for Markon's treatment
Hospital Fees
$258
Medical Staff
$185
Medication
$18
Supplies
$91
Labs
$10

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