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Success! Deraritu from Ethiopia raised $1,500 to treat an anorectal malformation.

Deraritu
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Fully funded
Deraritu's treatment was fully funded on December 1, 2015.

Photo of Deraritu post-operation

March 28, 2016

Deraritu completed treatment for her anorectal malformation.

“Deraritu had successful PSARP (pull-through procedure), and she then had dilations for her new anal opening. Deraritu had a successful colostomy closure and she can now pass stool on her own,” reports her doctor at African Mission Healthcare Foundation. “Deraritu’s father is very happy and grateful for the work done for her.”

Deraritu’s father shares: “My child is now very fine. Thank God the colostomy was finally closed. She now can pass stool in a normal way for the first time. I pray for God to bless our sponsors and I like to say thank you.”

"Deraritu had successful PSARP (pull-through procedure), and she then had dilations for her new anal opening. Deraritu had a successful colo...

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November 18, 2015

Deraritu is an 18-month-old baby girl from Ethiopia. She lives with her father and her grandparents, who work as farmers. She currently lives with an anorectal malformation that causes discomfort and difficulty passing stool.

“Deraritu was born with no hole to pass stool,” says our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF). “She did not pass stool at birth and was presented to the local hospital with bowel obstruction. A colostomy was done as an emergency surgery when Deraitu was a few days old. Deraritu is waiting to undergo a corrective surgery, called anorectoplasty, for the chance to start a new life.”

$1,500 will cover the cost of Deraritu’s surgery – a pull-through procedure, followed by a colostomy closure in 2-3 months which will allow her to pass stool normally. After surgery, she will have the chance to be healthy again.

Let’s make this possible for Deraritu!

Deraritu is an 18-month-old baby girl from Ethiopia. She lives with her father and her grandparents, who work as farmers. She currently live...

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Deraritu's Timeline

  • November 18, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Deraritu was submitted by Beatrice Njoroge, Curative Medical Support Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • December 1, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Deraritu's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 1, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Deraritu's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 10, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Deraritu 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.

  • March 28, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Deraritu's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 6 donors

Funded by 6 donors

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