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Success! Abdulkirim from Ethiopia raised $1,057 to fund a colostomy.

Abdulkirim
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  • $1,057 raised, $0 to go
$1,057
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$0
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Fully funded
Abdulkirim's treatment was fully funded on October 5, 2020.

Photo of Abdulkirim post-operation

August 7, 2020

Abdulkirim underwent a colostomy.

Abdulkarim’s surgery was successful and he is recovering well from the operation. His colostomy is closed and he is passing stool normally. Now he will lead a normal and quality life.

Abdulkarim’s mom said “I am so happy for this final operation. We are thankful for your support. We were having a very difficult time and had lost hope with the COVID-19 situation and when the government hospital told us to go home. We were so surprised that our son was able to undergo surgery so soon and received such high quality care. We had excellent follow-up from the doctor and the nurses. Now, it is my hope that he grows up healthy and gets a good education.”

Abdulkarim's surgery was successful and he is recovering well from the operation. His colostomy is closed and he is passing stool normally. ...

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June 29, 2020

Abdulkirim is a baby from Ethiopia. He is a cute boy who loves to play with other children and with his mom. He is a happy child and has one sibling.

Abdulkirim underwent a colostomy, in which the end of the colon is brought through an opening in the abdominal wall. This surgery is often performed to bypass bowel malformations, but colostomies are usually temporary and may call for closure. In Abdulkirim’s case, his colostomy requires closure in order to restore bowel function and prevent future complications.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,057 to cover the cost of a colostomy closure for Abdulkirim. The surgery is scheduled to take place on June 30 and, once completed, will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently.

Abdulkirim’s mom shared, “We sold all our animals and we asked for help from our community twice. When we came to Addis Ababa, our son had already undergone two operations and we were struggling with finances. We were out of money to even pay for our hotel. I was so worried and afraid, but we are now hopeful that he will get the surgery and it will be successful. We hope he will grow up to be a healthy boy and achieve a lot by getting a good education.”

Abdulkirim is a baby from Ethiopia. He is a cute boy who loves to play with other children and with his mom. He is a happy child and has one...

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Abdulkirim's Timeline

  • June 29, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Abdulkirim was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Ethiopia.

  • June 29, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Abdulkirim's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 9, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Abdulkirim received treatment at BethanyKids Myungsung Christian Medical Centre (BKMCM). 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.

  • August 7, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Abdulkirim's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • October 5, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Abdulkirim's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 26 donors

Funded by 26 donors

Treatment
Colostomy Closure
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,057 for Abdulkirim's treatment
Hospital Fees
$580
Medical Staff
$316
Medication
$58
Supplies
$93
Labs
$10

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