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Abdulkirim is a baby from Ethiopia who needs $1,057 to fund a colostomy.

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  • $745 raised, $312 to go
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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 09, 2020
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Abdulkirim was scheduled to receive 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.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Abdulkirim is currently raising funds for his treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Abdulkirim's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

Funded by 20 donors

Funded by 20 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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