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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
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$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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Chit is a 40-year-old woman from Burma. This past April, she and her husband have moved in with her sister and two nephews in Mae Sot, a border city in Thailand, while she receives treatment. Prior to the move, Chit would sell various fruits from their home in the village, but she had to close her shop once they moved. Her husband has been unable to work due to his disability. They are now supported by Chit's sister, who works as a waitress at a restaurant. In her free time, Chit enjoys gardening and growing various fruit trees, such as avocado, lime, banana, and pomegranate. In the future, she wants to grow and sell fruit tree saplings because she greatly enjoys growing fruit trees! Since August of last year, Chit has been experiencing slight lower abdominal pains. She especially experiences tightness on the right side of her abdomen in the morning right after she wakes up. She has been diagnosed with a uterine fibroid, a noncancerous growth of the uterus. Doctors have advised her to undergo a total abdominal hysterectomy, the surgical removal of her uterus and cervix. If left untreated, Chit's symptoms will continue to worsen and put her at risk for further health complications in the future. Fortunately, Chit is scheduled to undergo her hysterectomy on July 26th. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of her procedure and care. Once recovered, she will no longer experience pain and will be able to return home and work again. Chit shares, “I had to leave my house, and I always have to take care of my husband. But I also have to take care of myself because I am ill. Sometimes, I feel sad and tired of my life. I know surgery will help me...”

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$944raised
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