Mercy from Malawi raised $1,015 to fund a thyroidectomy.

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Fully funded
Mercy's treatment was fully funded on December 13, 2021.
  • Mercy's story
  • Mercy's update
August 30, 2021

Photo of Mercy post-operation

September 23, 2021

Mercy underwent surgery and doctors are developing a further treatment plan.

Mercy was admitted to the hospital for her surgery and while in the operating room, when the surgeon started her procedure, he noted that Me...

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Mercy's Timeline

  • August 30, 2021

    Mercy was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare.

  • September 1, 2021

    Mercy's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 2, 2021

    Mercy was scheduled to receive treatment at Partners in Hope Medical Center in Malawi. 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.

  • September 23, 2021

    Mercy's treatment was started but not completed. Read the update.

  • December 13, 2021

    Mercy's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 33 donors

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Daniel is a 10-year-old student from Ethiopia. He is in second grade and loves school. His favorite subject is English. He also loves playing football and games with friends, eating fruits and eggs with injera. He is the fifth child in the family with four older brothers. Both parents are daily laborers on a farm and get income by sharing the profit during harvest with the landowner. They use the income to feed the family and also sell some of the produce to buy other goods for the house. During the rainy season, they engage in other labor work such as chopping wood, gardening and delivery of different goods. Even though their family income is sufficient to support the basic needs of their family, it is a challenge to afford Daniel's surgery. Daniel was born with hypospadias, a congenital disease that causes urinary dysfunction. Without treatment, he will continue to experience uncomfortable symptoms. Earlier he had two surgeries with Bethany Kids Myungsung Christian Medical Centre (BKMCM). For the third surgery, he had to wait for four years. The wait made him drop out of school and has affected his mental wellbeing. Fortunately, Daniel is now scheduled to undergo corrective surgery on February 28th. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,293 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care. Daniel's dad said “I will be happy if my son completely heals and becomes free from shame. I am eager to send him back to school.”

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