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Daniel from Ethiopia raised $1,500 so he can pass stool normally.

Daniel
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Daniel's treatment was fully funded on November 7, 2015.

Photo of Daniel post-operation

November 16, 2015

Daniel received successful colostomy reversal surgery.

“Daniel underwent a Hirschsprung’s pull through procedure,” our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF), shares. In this procedure, the unhealthy areas of his colon were removed and the healthy areas were preserved.

“Daniel was discharged from hospital, he is doing well and he is very happy.” AMHF adds that Daniel has already recovered enough that he can pass stool without any problem. This will allow him to lead a more normal life. “He will now have a chance of attending school and working on his dreams.”

Daniel’s mother shares, “I have no words to express my joy and gratitude to you, for the miracle you have done to my boy!”

"Daniel underwent a Hirschsprung's pull through procedure," our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF), shares. In th...

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October 16, 2015

Meet Daniel, an eight-year-old boy from Ethiopia. Daniel lives with his mother and his younger brother.

Daniel has a condition called Hirschprung’s disease, which makes it hard for him to pass stool normally. Several years ago “Daniel developed an obstruction and a colostomy (stool diversion) was done,” shares our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF).

Although Daniel’s previous surgery relieved the symptoms from the obstruction, it is not a long-term solution for his condition. However, as a single parent of two children, Daniel’s mother’s income is not enough to cover the cost of Daniel’s second operation.

For $1,500, Daniel will receive surgery to correct his condition. AMHF states that after treatment, Daniel will be able to pass stool normally.

“Despite everything, Daniel is a very happy boy and he has a very positive outlook on life,” AMHF shares. “He is dreaming that if he gets well from this condition, he can go to school and become a big government officer.”

Meet Daniel, an eight-year-old boy from Ethiopia. Daniel lives with his mother and his younger brother. Daniel has a condition called Hir...

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Daniel's Timeline

  • October 16, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Daniel was submitted by Beatrice Njoroge, Curative Medical Support Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Ethiopia.

  • October 22, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Daniel 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.

  • November 02, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Daniel's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 07, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Daniel's treatment was fully funded.

  • November 16, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Daniel. Read the update.

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Kyosimire

Kyosimire is a 40-year-old small-scale farmer who stays at her parents’ home despite being married. She completed sixth grade in primary school and receives limited support from her husband and father who have other families. Kyosimire got married in 2017. She shared that she delayed getting married because she needed to take good care of her mother. After her mother’s death, that’s when she decided to get married. She married a man who has another family with 6 children; she could therefore not get the care and support she hoped from her husband. She has had abdominal pains for the past five years and she thinks her problem of not conceiving could be connected to her abdominal pains. She feels severe pain along with bleeding and sometimes develops swollen legs plus a high heartbeat. She has only used pain medicine from clinics to relieve her pain but has never visited any hospital for medical attention. She has now come to Rushoroza Hospital to seek medical advice. At Rushoroza doctors have recommended she have a total abdominal hysterectomy. The surgery is expected to remove a leiomyoma; hence relieving her pain, the menorrhagia, bleeding, and averting additional complications. She is on her own and cannot afford the surgery charges despite being in severe pain. She shared that she experiences sleepless nights due to the pain and she seeks financial support for the surgery. She said, “I had lost hope. Given the opportunity with the surgery, I believe I can be able to work harder through farming to be able to sustain myself and my entire family.”

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