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

Degenet
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Degenet's treatment was fully funded on May 31, 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 stool like other children his age. His family is hopeful that he can lead a better quality life now.

Degenet’s mom said, “my hospital stay was good. I am so happy and grateful for it and for the final surgery. I hope he will be good with his education and it is my hope that he will serve God in his life. God bless those who supported my son to get this surgery. It is my prayer for them to continue their service and to help more patients.”

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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May 3, 2021

Degenet is an eight-month-old baby boy from Ethiopia and the third child born to his parents. He is curious and loves juice, eggs, and playing with his mom. His father is a day worker and a student, while his mom is a homemaker.

Degenet 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.

Degenet is scheduled to undergo surgery to correct his condition on May 4th. After his recovery, he will no longer experience bowel dysfunction or be at risk of developing health complications in the future. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of Degenet’s procedure and care.

Degenet’s mother shared, “I hope our baby gets as normal as other boys. I hope he will be educated and do good work in the future. And it is my hope he will serve God becoming a good Christian.”

Degenet is an eight-month-old baby boy from Ethiopia and the third child born to his parents. He is curious and loves juice, eggs, and playi...

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Degenet's Timeline

  • May 3, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • May 5, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Degenet's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 31, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Degenet's treatment was fully funded.

  • October 7, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    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
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Degenet's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Treatment
Anorectal Malformation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,641 for Degenet'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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Aziza

Aziza is 14-year-old girl and the second born child in a family of three children. She has just completed her class seven exams and looks forward to joining secondary school once the national examination results are out. She would love to be a teacher when she grows up. Aziza was involved in a fire accident when she was just three years old and she had not been able to use her left hand to hold things or be able to participate in many home chores. Aziza had surgery in February 2020 to release the burn contracture on her hand, which went a long way to enable her to use her hand more. Now, Aziza also needs an amputation of the small finger of her left hand. Her small finger has significant flexion contracture with severe damage to the joint capsules. Aziza is being raised by one of her aunts while her other siblings are being raised by other relatives after their mother passed away three years ago. Their father is not reliable in taking care of the children, and that’s when relatives decided to come in to help since they would miss meals and they didn’t have anyone to wash their clothes or provide them with other needs. Aziza’s aunt has three children of her own and including Aziza she has a total of four children. Aziza’s aunt is a stay at home wife while the husband sells bicycle spare parts and repairs them for a living. The income is not much but just enough to help support the family. Aziza says, “I am scared to lose a part of my hand but I agree with the surgeons that it is necessary and I hope it will help me be able to use my hand more. Please help me get this treatment.”

72% funded

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$785raised
$303to go

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