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Success! Mamush from Ethiopia raised $1,500 to fund anorectal surgery.

Mamush
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Mamush's treatment was fully funded on July 20, 2020.

Photo of Mamush post-operation

February 18, 2021

Mamush underwent life-changing surgery.

Mamush’s surgery proceeded successfully and he is recovering well from the operation. This treatment is critical in that it will help him to pass stool normally, which he wasn’t able to do. His family is relieved that he can lead a normal and quality life as he grows up.

His dad said: “The hospital stay was very good. We were provided good care. Now he is passing stool in a normal way. My boy had almost died when I brought him to the hospital, and now I am taking my child home alive and in good health. Before the operation, he couldn’t eat and drink. He is eating and drinking well now. I am so happy. I was out of hope especially when COVID came but you gave me hope. Thank you for your help and care.”

Mamush's surgery proceeded successfully and he is recovering well from the operation. This treatment is critical in that it will help him to...

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May 31, 2020

Mamush is a sweet 3-year-old boy and the only child in his family. He loves to play with balloons and balls and he loves to chew gum. His father is a daily laborer and his mom is a housewife. His dad earns a low income, which is insufficient to meet the needs for the daily food of the family.

Mamush has an abnormally functioning segment of his bowel. He has suffered with partial bowel obstruction & severe constipation. His family has tried different medical care but for no avail in their home town. With the help of Watsi’s Medical Partner Care Center BethanyKids, he had a colostomy for his stooling issue, which helped solve the problem temporarily. He now is waiting for a coloanal pull-through procedure to help complete his treatment.

Because of his condition, his parents are highly affected psychologically. They’ve noticed that other kids don’t mingle with him in their village. They shared that they have suffered a lot with managing the colostomy and have noticed that people who see it, don’t want to be near them. The stigma and discrimination from the community are stressing for the family and they have requested financial support to help support their family through this treatment for Mamush.

Mamush’s father said: “We will educate our child after the surgery and we will keep him with good care. It is our hope that he will have a bright future.”

Mamush is a sweet 3-year-old boy and the only child in his family. He loves to play with balloons and balls and he loves to chew gum. His fa...

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Mamush's Timeline

  • May 31, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • June 2, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Mamush's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 20, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Mamush's treatment was fully funded.

  • August 13, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Mamush 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.

  • February 18, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Mamush's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 36 donors

Treatment
Hirschprung Pull Through
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,753 for Mamush's treatment
Subsidies fund $253 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,490
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$42
Supplies
$0
Labs
$137
Other
$84

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