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Success! Meskafera from Ethiopia raised $1,500 to fund congenital anorectal malformation treatment.

Meskafera
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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Fully funded
Meskafera's treatment was fully funded on May 20, 2020.
March 17, 2020

Meskafera is a baby boy from Ethiopia. He already loves to play and laugh with his mom and is exclusively fed breast milk. Meskafera has three older brothers and two older sisters. His mom is a house wife. His dad is a farmer who plants sweet potatoes in their garden to feed his children, with limited income.

Meskafera 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.

Meskafera is scheduled to undergo surgery to correct his condition on March 19th. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of Meskafera’s procedure and care.

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

Meskafera’s mom said, “It is my hope that my baby will get treated and be like other people. I will raise him well and educate him. ”

Meskafera is a baby boy from Ethiopia. He already loves to play and laugh with his mom and is exclusively fed breast milk. Meskafera has thr...

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Meskafera's Timeline

  • March 17, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • March 18, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Meskafera's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 19, 2020
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Meskafera was scheduled to receive 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.

  • May 20, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Meskafera's treatment was fully funded.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Meskafera's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

Funded by 22 donors

Funded by 22 donors

Treatment
Anorectal Malformation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,563 for Meskafera's treatment
Subsidies fund $63 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,427
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$42
Supplies
$0
Labs
$94

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