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

Bekila
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  • $487 raised, $0 to go
$487
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Bekila's treatment was fully funded on December 31, 2018.

Photo of Bekila post-operation

November 19, 2018

Bekila underwent hernia surgery.

His hernia treatment was successful. He will no longer experience pain and will have improved quality of life. He is no longer at risk of the hernia twisting or blocking.

Bekila’s father says, “I am grateful for this surgery. I did not expect that the child would get the surgery as fast as this. I like to thank our sponsor Watsi for this generous donation.”

His hernia treatment was successful. He will no longer experience pain and will have improved quality of life. He is no longer at risk of th...

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October 24, 2018

Bekila is an adorable three-year-old boy from Ethiopia. He loves to spend his time with his mother and to play with other children.

Since birth, Bekila has had an inguinal hernia. If not treated, the hernia may result in intestinal tissue damage and death. Fortunately, on October 25, 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 Bekila’s surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently.

His father says, “We can’t pay for the surgery because we are poor farmers who strive to maintain our daily bread. Since in our area we get rain once in a year our harvest from our farm is very low. I am a student and I am studying farming and it is my hope to change my life by starting a government job.”

Bekila is an adorable three-year-old boy from Ethiopia. He loves to spend his time with his mother and to play with other children. Sinc...

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Bekila's Timeline

  • October 24, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • October 24, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Bekila's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 25, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Bekila 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 19, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Bekila's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 31, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Bekila's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 8 donors

Funded by 8 donors

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

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.