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Success! Gebre from Ethiopia raised $1,500 to fund treatment to finally heal his birth condition.

  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
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Gebre's treatment was fully funded on December 28, 2022.
November 28, 2022

Gebre is a ten-year-old boy who lives with his family in Ethiopia. He loves playing football with his friends, and eating injera (a traditional Ethiopian food.) Gebre’s father is a farmer, but as he is currently unwell, he can no longer work and maintain his family financially. Instead, Gebre’s two older brothers support the family. One brother works as a teacher, while the other brother manages the family farm. However, the area of Ethiopia where the family lives is significantly affected by war and poor climate, and their whole community currently needs support the government and from local NGOs for survival and basic needs.

Gebre was born with an anorectal malformation, which is a congenital abnormality that leads to a complete or partial intestinal blockage. In November 2022, Gebre had a colostomy, to prepare him for the additional procedures he will need to resolve his condition.

Gebre is now scheduled to undergo surgery on December 6th, at BethanyKids Myungsung Christian Medical Centre. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of Gebre’s procedure and care.

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

Gebre’s brother says: “I hope my brother gets as normal as other boys. I hope he will be educated and have a bright future.”

Gebre is a ten-year-old boy who lives with his family in Ethiopia. He loves playing football with his friends, and eating injera (a traditi...

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Gebre's Timeline

  • November 28, 2022

    Gebre was submitted by Ruth Kanyeria, SAFE Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • December 6, 2022

    Gebre was scheduled to receive 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.

  • December 9, 2022

    Gebre's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 28, 2022

    Gebre's treatment was fully funded.


    Awaiting Gebre's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

Funded by 26 donors

Funded by 26 donors

Anorectal Malformation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,641 for Gebre's treatment
Subsidies fund $141 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
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Chit Htun is a 21-year-old man from Burma who lives with his mother, two sisters and a brother. His mother is a homemaker, while Chit Htun and his siblings are students. They are supported financially by two aunties and Chit Htun's former teacher. Chit Htun was born with spina bifida as well as hydrocephalus. When Chit Htun was just over a month old, he had a shunt inserted in his brain to control hydrocephalus. In October 202, Chit Htun fell down the stairs in his home and hit his head during the fall. Since that time, he has been experiencing headaches and dizziness with occasional loss of consciousness. Chit Htun's mother brought him to a hospital in Yangon, where he received a CT scans showing that the original shunt was in place. A second shunt was inserted to help with the loss of consciousness, but the headaches and dizziness continued to be a problem. In October 2022, Chit Htun had a seizure, accompanied by nausea and vomiting. Chit Htun's mother brought him to Mae Sot Hospital, where he received a CT scan on November 28th, 2022 with the help of Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF). The doctor diagnosed Chit Htun with severe chronic hydrocephalus and suspected shunt malfunction. BCMF is now fundraising $1,500 to help cover the cost of surgery to replace Chit Htun's current shunt. Chit Htun's mother shared, "My son and I have been in Mae Sot for the past two months and we are homesick already. I hope that he will receive surgery soon and recover from his symptoms."

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