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Success! Markon from Ethiopia raised $562 to fund a double hernia repair.

Markon
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  • $562 raised, $0 to go
$562
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Markon's treatment was fully funded on August 25, 2020.

Photo of Markon post-operation

April 17, 2020

Markon underwent a double hernia repair.

Markon’s treatment was successful. This will prevent bowel obstruction and intestinal tissue death. His pain and discomfort from the growth of the hernia has also been prevented.

Markon’s mother said, “Our stay in the hospital was very good. The service is good… and everything in here are comfortable. I am thankful for the support and quality service.”

Markon's treatment was successful. This will prevent bowel obstruction and intestinal tissue death. His pain and discomfort from the growth ...

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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.

  • February 13, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Markon 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.

  • February 17, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Markon's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 17, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Markon's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • August 25, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Markon's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 15 donors

Funded by 15 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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Margret

Margret is a 69-year-old woman - a mother of five children and a grandmother to 13 children. She lives in a thatched house with her family. She and her husband are farmers and rely on seasonal farm products for their income. Due to a recent drought on their land, they do not have any farm products to sell. Margret and her husband are aging and shared that they are limited in how they can care for themselves. They also shared that their children are married but do not have stable jobs yet to help support the family. One week ago, Margret’s poor vision caused her to fall on her walk to the farm. She fell on her left hand and can longer use it or put any weight on it. Her daughter-in-law bought her to the hospital for an X-Ray. After an assessment by the doctor, she was diagnosed with a left distal humerus fracture, and surgery was recommended. Currently, Margret is experiencing pain in her left hand and requires 24-hour care from her daughter-in-law. On October 26th, Margret will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation, with our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH). This surgery will alleviate her pain and bring healing and restoration to the functioning of her left hand. She will be able to carry out her day-to-day activities and take care of herself again. AMH is requesting $941 to help fund this procedure. Margret shared, “I am in pain. I hope I get treated soon and be able to use my hand again. Please help me.”

78% funded

78%funded
$735raised
$206to go

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