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Success! Nahimia from Ethiopia raised $1,500 for bladder repair surgery.

Nahimia
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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Fully funded
Nahimia's treatment was fully funded on December 25, 2015.

Photo of Nahimia post-operation

February 8, 2016

Nahimia received bladder repair surgery.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF), shares, “Nahimia’s bladder extrophy repair was successful.”

Thanks to his treatment, Nahimia is no longer at risk of infections and irritation, and he is able to pass urine normally. AMHF informs us, “for the first time in his life, Nahima is free from urine leaks.”

Nahimia’s parents are very excited about the improvements this surgery has made in their child’s life. His father says “We do not have enough words to express our joy and relief after this treatment. Special thank you to the people who supported us without knowing us.”

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF), shares, “Nahimia's bladder extrophy repair was successful.” Thanks to...

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December 8, 2015

“Fifteen-month-old Nahimia was born with a congenital anomaly, where his bladder is outside his body and leaks urine directly to his abdomen,” explains our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF). “Nahimia’s bladder is exposed to dirt, which will cause infections and direct injury. He suffers pain from the irritation, infection and bad smell from the continued urinary leakage.”

Nahimia lives in Ethiopia with his two siblings and parents. His father began working as a farmer when he was in grade seven, shortly after the death of both his parents. Due to a lack of funds, Nahimia’s parents have been unable to get their son medical treatment.

$1,500 funds a bladder extrophy repair for Nahimia, which will surgically reconstruct his bladder, allowing him to pass urine normally. “The risk of infections and irritation will be eliminated and his urine will be contained,” says AMHF.

“I wouldn’t have sought medical care if not for an NGO that has brought us this far,” shares Nahimia’s father. “This is because I have no money for transportation, let alone medical bills.”

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“Fifteen-month-old Nahimia was born with a congenital anomaly, where his bladder is outside his body and leaks urine directly to his abdomen...

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Nahimia's Timeline

  • December 8, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • December 10, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Nahimia 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.

  • December 25, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Nahimia's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 25, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Nahimia's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 08, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Nahimia's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 15 donors

Funded by 15 donors

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