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Billal from Ethiopia raised $1,500 so that she can pass stool normally and without pain.

Billal
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Fully funded
Billal's treatment was fully funded on July 9, 2015.

Photo of Billal post-operation

July 9, 2015

Billal received treatment for Hirschprung's disease.

“A rectal pull through procedure was done and Billal has started passing stool properly for the first time in his life,” says our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF). “The parents were very much excited.”

“Billal’s father expressed his satisfaction by saying ‘now the normal flow of life will be back in our home’,” AMHF tells us.

"A rectal pull through procedure was done and Billal has started passing stool properly for the first time in his life," says our medical pa...

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May 28, 2014

Meet Billal! Billal is a charming four-year-old from Ethiopia who lives with his father and two siblings. His young father is still pursuing a university education, and Billal relies on his father’s education bursary to support themselves.

Billal was born with Hirschprung’s disease, meaning that some of the nerve cells in his colon are missing, and Billal cannot pass stool properly. As a result, he has been unable to gain weight.

For $1,500, Billal will receive surgery to remove the part of his colon missing the nerve cells, and reattach the remaining parts of his colon. After this surgery, doctors expect that Billal will be able to pass stool normally. Billal’s father says that he has big dreams for his son (“He will be a doctor if he is cured!”). Let’s help Billal pass stool normally and start gaining weight again!

Meet Billal! Billal is a charming four-year-old from Ethiopia who lives with his father and two siblings. His young father is still pursuing...

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Billal's Timeline

  • May 28, 2014
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Billal was submitted by Sarah Mwangi at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Ethiopia.

  • May 29, 2014
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Billal received treatment. 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.

  • July 09, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Billal's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 09, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Billal's treatment was fully funded.

  • July 09, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Billal. Read the update.

Funded by 17 donors

Funded by 17 donors

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