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Success! Tamiru from Ethiopia raised $1,500 for life-changing anorectal surgery.

Tamiru
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
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Fully funded
Tamiru's treatment was fully funded on March 1, 2016.

Photo of Tamiru post-operation

May 9, 2016

Tamiru received life-changing anorectal surgery.

After undergoing a successful posterior sagittal anorectoplasty (or pull-through surgery) in January of this year to address his anorectal malformation, young Tamiru just received a colostomy closure.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF), updates us: “Tamiru is now able to pass stool normally and he has a chance of leading an improved quality of life.”

“Tamiru’s mother Irigo is very happy and grateful for her son’s surgery,” AMHF adds.

“I am so happy because my child will no longer have to use a colostomy,” shares Irigo. “I would like to say thank you to this hospital and most importantly to the donors who covered my child’s medical bill. It’s because of these donors that our hope is restored. It’s my prayer that God will repay the good work they have done for my child.”

After undergoing a successful posterior sagittal anorectoplasty (or pull-through surgery) in January of this year to address his anorectal m...

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January 12, 2016

Meet Tamiru, an eight-month-old boy from Ethiopia. “Tamiru is the fifth child to his parents, who are from a rural community,” shares our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF).

AMHF explains that “Tamiru was born with a congenital anomaly called imperforated anus, that means he has no natural stool passage.” As a result, Tamiru “developed bowel obstruction” a few days after his birth. A local government hospital performed an emergency colostomy—a procedure that establishes an alternative route for fecal matter to exit the body—“but Tamiru and his family have been suffering from the complications of the colostomy,” states AMHF. The next step for Tamiru is a surgery that will “create a new anus,” thus enabling him to “start passing stool normally.” He will also have “a colostomy closure (the final stage in this surgery) done two-three months after” the initial procedure.

“Tamiru’s family depends solely on his father’s income,” says AMHF. His “father practices farming which is how he earns a living.” However, “he is unable to cater for the surgery that his son desperately needs,” the cost of which is $1,500.00. In addition to Tamiru’s complications, AMHF states that the “condition is also affecting his parents psychologically.” Surgery will alleviate both Tamiru’s and his family’s concerns.

“Tamiru’s parents’ hope is that he will get treated and be well, free of this condition,” shares AMHF. They also hope that he will “be able to go to school and lead a better life than [they] currently do.”

Meet Tamiru, an eight-month-old boy from Ethiopia. “Tamiru is the fifth child to his parents, who are from a rural community,” shares our me...

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Tamiru's Timeline

  • January 12, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Tamiru was submitted by Beatrice Njoroge, Curative Medical Support Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • January 21, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Tamiru's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 1, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Tamiru's treatment was fully funded.

  • April 7, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Tamiru received treatment at BethanyKids Myungsung Christian Medical Centre (BKMCM) in Ethiopia. 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.

  • May 9, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Tamiru's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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