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Success! Ubah from Ethiopia raised $1,500 to fund corrective surgery.

Ubah
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Ubah's treatment was fully funded on May 25, 2019.

Photo of Ubah post-operation

January 16, 2020

Ubah underwent anorectal corrective surgery.

Our medical partner just shared that Ubah successfully completed her multi-stage treatment. Ubah received successful PSARP on the 7th of May followed by a successful colostomy closure on the 24th of Decemebr. Her colostomy is closed and she is now making stool in a normal way. This can help her lead a normal and better quality life.

Ubah’s guardian said, “She is very well now. She eats well and she is passing stool normally. She is transformed from a disabled person to a well-abled person and I am happy for her. We believe she will go to school and achieve big things in her life.”

Our medical partner just shared that Ubah successfully completed her multi-stage treatment. Ubah received successful PSARP on the 7th of May...

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May 6, 2019

Ubah is a girl from Ethiopia. She was born with an anorectal malformation, a congenital abnormality that leads to a complete or partial intestinal blockage. She needs to undergo a series of procedures to eliminate bowel dysfunction.

Ubah is scheduled to undergo surgery to correct her condition on May 7. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of Ubah’s procedure and care.

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

Her aunt says, “I am her aunt and I am hosting her and her mom after they displaced and moved from Somalia. I am separated from my husband and I am running a small tea café in my neighborhood. That’s how we are trying to support our self. I am also a refugee. For this reasons I can’t afford her medical bill.”

Ubah is a girl from Ethiopia. She was born with an anorectal malformation, a congenital abnormality that leads to a complete or partial inte...

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Ubah's Timeline

  • May 6, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Ubah was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Ethiopia.

  • May 07, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ubah's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 25, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Ubah's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 24, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Ubah 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.

  • January 16, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Ubah's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 25 donors

Funded by 25 donors

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

Wai is a 14-year-old student from Thailand. He temporarily lives with his grandparents and great grandmother in Huay Ka Lote Village in Thailand, but Wai usually lives with his parents across the border in Burma. He came to visit his grandparents during his school break in mid-March 2020 after completing seventh grade, however, he was unable to return to his parents and home when Thailand closed it borders due to COVID-19. His parents are subsistence farmers and they also raise a few chickens, pigs, and goats to sustain their livelihood. When they need money to buy clothes or pay for healthcare, they sell some of their livestock. Meanwhile, his grandparents look after a landowner’s garden and land for 2,000 baht (approx. 67 USD) per month. The income that Wai’s grandparents earn from the landowner is just enough for their daily expenses. Wai is diagnosed with cataract and currently he has lost most of the vision in his right eye and is only able to see light. His right eye also looks red. Aside from that, he has no other symptoms and his eye does not hurt. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund lens replacement surgery for Wai. On June 16th, doctors will perform a lens replacement, during which they will remove Wai's natural lens and replace it with an intraocular lens implant. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. Now, he needs help to fund this $1,500 procedure. “I want to become a farmer when I grow up and follow in my parent’s footsteps, but I also want to become a nurse if I receive a chance to do so. I overheard my parents say that they don’t have enough money to continue supporting my studies once I graduate from grade eight, so I’m not so sure whether I’ll be able to continue my studies after next year,” said Wai.

79% funded

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$1,190raised
$310to go

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