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Success! Sumeya from Ethiopia raised $1,500 to fund life-saving surgery for her birth condition.

Sumeya
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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Fully funded
Sumeya's treatment was fully funded on May 5, 2021.

Photo of Sumeya post-operation

November 30, 2021

Sumeya underwent life-saving surgery for her birth condition.

Our medical partner just shared an update that Sumeya’s treatment proceeded successfully and she recovered well! For the final stage of her care, her colostomy was closed and she is now making stool in a normal way. This will help her lead a quality life and has brought great relief to her family.

Her mom said “I am happy for this operation and I hope her wound will dry quickly. I hope she will lead a quality life equally with her friends in the future. I am so thankful for all who helped me.’’

Our medical partner just shared an update that Sumeya's treatment proceeded successfully and she recovered well! For the final stage of her ...

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April 12, 2021

Sumeya is a baby girl from Ethiopia who loves music. She also loves sweets and playing with her mom. She is her parents’ first child, and her mom is a housewife while her dad is a teacher in a mosque. They all live together in his parents’ house, who help support them with their basic needs.

Sumeya 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.

Sumeya is scheduled to undergo surgery to correct her condition on April 20th. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of Sumeya’s procedure and care.

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

Her mom said “ It is my hope that my baby will heal and get in to school.”

Sumeya is a baby girl from Ethiopia who loves music. She also loves sweets and playing with her mom. She is her parents' first child, and he...

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Sumeya's Timeline

  • April 12, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Sumeya was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare.

  • April 15, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Sumeya's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 5, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Sumeya's treatment was fully funded.

  • October 26, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Sumeya 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.

  • November 30, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Sumeya's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Treatment
Anorectal Malformation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,641 for Sumeya's treatment
Subsidies fund $141 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,427
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$42
Supplies
$0
Labs
$94
Other
$78

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Ko Kyaw lives with his wife and two daughters in the border region of Tak Province in Thailand. He is a homemaker while his wife works as a day laborer. He plans to send his older daughter to a Thai school in the new school year, but his younger daughter is still too young to go to school. In early 2021, Kyaw was still living in his village in Myawaddy Township in Burma but it has been a very challenging time for his community ever since the military coup. He and his wife were injured in an emergency involving the local soldiers who came to their area. Luckily other villagers came to their rescue and Kyaw was treated for fractures on both his upper and lower leg, where a metal rod was inserted to help him heal. Now the bone in his thigh is misshapen and doctors have diagnosed osteomyelitis (infected bone). His doctor told him that in order to heal, he would need to have the metal rods replaced in both his upper and lower leg. Currently, Kyaw’s left leg is in a lot of pain. He can only bend his leg slightly and needs to use crutches to get around. With his leg in pain, Ko Kyaw spends most of his time helping out with household chores he can do and teaching his oldest daughter how to read and write in Burmese. He feels frustrated that since his leg was broken, he cannot support his family. Our medical partner Burma Children Medical Fund is helping to pay the cost of his treatment and is raising $1500 to cover his surgery, which will take place on May 10th. “I feel upset that I cannot support my family as the head of the house,” he said. “We only have my wife’s income. We do not have our own house to live in. I want to say a lot of things but I cannot express what I want to say. I never thought that I would lose my house, my possessions and that my leg would be in pain.”

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