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

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Fully funded
Degenet's treatment was fully funded on May 31, 2021.
  • Degenet's story
  • Degenet's update
May 3, 2021

Photo of Degenet post-operation

November 2, 2021

Degenet underwent corrective surgeries for his birth condition.

Degenet's latest surgery was successful and he recovered well from the operation. Degenet's colostomy is closed and he can now start to pass...

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Degenet's Timeline

  • May 3, 2021

    Degenet was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, SAFE Senior Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • May 5, 2021

    Degenet's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 31, 2021

    Degenet's treatment was fully funded.

  • October 7, 2021

    Degenet 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 2, 2021

    Degenet's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 46 donors

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Koem Long is a 21-year-old who works in construction - ever since his motorcycle accident he hasn't been able to work. He is an only child and lives with his elderly grandparents. Currently, he stays at home to assist his grandparents and enjoys watching TV in his free time. Two months ago, Koem Long collided with another motorbike on his way home from work. He fell on the pavement, fracturing his jaw and injuring his right shoulder. He went to a local government hospital to repair his fractured jaw but was told they could not repair his shoulder. He has been diagnosed with a brachial plexus injury on his right side. The brachial plexus is a nerve network that transmits signals from the spine to the shoulder, arm, and hand. Injuries to this nerve network can result in loss of function and sensation. Two months later, his right arm is still non-functional. He cannot lift his shoulder or move his arm. Koem Long feels pain and is very disappointed that he cannot help his grandparents or find a job in his current condition. Koem Long traveled to Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre to receive treatment. This is the only center in Cambodia where this treatment is available. On February 20th, he will undergo a brachial plexus repair surgery. After recovery, he hopes to have movement in his hand and be able to find work. Our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, is requesting $709 to fund this procedure. Koem Long said, "After surgery, I hope I will be able to move my hand easily, ride my motorbike, spend time with my friends, and find work."

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