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Success! Nuriya from Ethiopia raised $1,500 to fund anorectal surgery.

Nuriya
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Fully funded
Nuriya's treatment was fully funded on November 26, 2019.

Photo of Nuriya post-operation

April 8, 2020

Nuriya underwent multistage anorectal treatment.

Nuriya underwent a PSARP procedure on the October 29th, 2019 to treat his congenital malformation, followed by colostomy closure in March, 2020. Our medical partner shared that Nuriya developed post-op pneumonia and received antibiotics. Eventually and with care, he improved and has now been discharged home with no issues. This treatment was critical to help him lead a normal and high-quality life.

Nuriya’s mom said, “We are happy for this final surgery. It’s our first time to see him passing stool in a normal way and we were rejoicing. All our family is excited about the news. The service and care were excellent. It is clean and the food is good. It’s a great job Watsi is doing. We are very thankful for it.”

Nuriya underwent a PSARP procedure on the October 29th, 2019 to treat his congenital malformation, followed by colostomy closure in March, 2...

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September 27, 2019

Nuriya is a cute child from Ethiopia. Nuriya’s mother was in Saudi Arabia for four years doing domestic work and her employers did not pay her during this time. She asked for her salary several times but they refused to pay her. Finally she decided to go home and they send her home without her payment. Nuriya’s father was also immigrant in Saudi Arabia for eight years. He went to Saudi Arabia illegally by sea and was caught and deported back to Ethiopia several times but he kept using his savings to go back. Once Nuriya’s parents were back in Ethiopia, they decided to stay and start a family. Their families have decided to help them and accommodate them until they find work. Nuriya’s father has not found work and now he plans to buy oxen and start farming.

Nuriya 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. Nuriya is scheduled to undergo surgery to correct his condition on October 07. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of Nuriya’s procedure and care.

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

Nuriya’s mother said “We can’t afford the medical bill. We are here through the support of another organization. We are living under the support of our relatives. Nuriya’s colostomy operation was done by the government. I believe the child will get better soon.”

Nuriya is a cute child from Ethiopia. Nuriya's mother was in Saudi Arabia for four years doing domestic work and her employers did not pay h...

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Nuriya's Timeline

  • September 27, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • October 07, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Nuriya 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.

  • October 10, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Nuriya's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 26, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Nuriya's treatment was fully funded.

  • April 08, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Nuriya's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 29 donors

Funded by 29 donors

Treatment
Anorectal Malformation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,563 for Nuriya'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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Khin

Khin is a 25-year-old man from Thailand. He lives with his wife and his friend in Mae Pa Village in the north of the country. Khin and his wife moved from Burma searching for better job opportunities. His wife works in a factory as a seamstress. Khin used to work as a day laborer but since his accident he has not been able to work. His friend works as an agricultural day laborer but he does not share his income with Khin and his wife. In his free time, Khin loved to play caneball with his friends and listen to music. Khin currently has a colostomy and shared that he does not like having one. He feels embarrassed and he avoids his friends. He worries what his friends will think so he always stays at home since he received the colostomy. Aside from his symptoms, he feels sad that he cannot work and that he has to depend on his wife’s income. Furthermore, because of the COVID-19, the factory his wife works at has reduced their hours of operation. Khin underwent a colostomy, in which the end of the colon was brought through an opening in the abdominal wall. This surgery is often performed to bypass bowel malformations, but colostomies are usually temporary and may call for reversal. In Khin's case, his colostomy requires reversal in order to restore bowel function and prevent future complications. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to cover the cost of a reverse colostomy for Khin. The surgery is scheduled to take place on August 10th and, once completed, will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently. Khin said, “I feel sad that I cannot work and have to depend on my wife’s income. When I was admitted at the hospital my wife had to accompany me which also reduced the salary she received.”

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$1,218raised
$282to go

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