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Success! Siem from Ethiopia raised $487 to fund hernia repair surgery.

Siem
100%
  • $487 raised, $0 to go
$487
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Siem's treatment was fully funded on December 12, 2018.

Photo of Siem post-operation

November 7, 2018

Siem underwent hernia repair surgery.

Siem underwent successful hernia repair. He is no longer in pain and the risk of intestinal tissue death and damage has also been eliminated.

His father says, “I am happy. I would like to thank the Lord and Watsi.”

Siem underwent successful hernia repair. He is no longer in pain and the risk of intestinal tissue death and damage has also been eliminated...

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October 12, 2018

Siem is a young child from Ethiopia. He loves to play football, sing hymns, and listen to sermons. Siem’s family members are Eritrean refugees who came to Ethiopia two years ago and to Addis Ababa one year ago.

Since birth, Siem has had an inguinal hernia. If not treated, the hernia may result in intestinal tissue twisting and blocking. Fortunately, on October 23, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner’s care center.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $487 to fund Siem’s surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently.

Siem’s father says, “We are living a tenant life. We sleep on the floor and we don’t have much of house utensils. We are suffering economically. We are always ready to move at any time. We came here with a hope of a life with rights and freedom. I was imprisoned for five years in Eritrea because of political reasons and when I got out of the prison, I found the mother of my children gone and the kids scattered in different places. I came here with a hope of starting a better life with my children.”

Siem is a young child from Ethiopia. He loves to play football, sing hymns, and listen to sermons. Siem’s family members are Eritrean refuge...

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Siem's Timeline

  • October 12, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • October 20, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Siem's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 23, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Siem 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.

  • November 07, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Siem's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 12, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Siem's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 6 donors

Funded by 6 donors

Treatment
Hernia Repair - Single
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $487 for Siem's treatment
Hospital Fees
$190
Medical Staff
$116
Medication
$18
Supplies
$153
Labs
$10

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