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Mamush is a 3-year-old boy from Ethiopia who needs $1,500 to fund anorectal surgery.

Mamush
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  • $1,227 raised, $273 to go
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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, our medical partner in Ethiopia.

  • June 02, 2020
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Mamush was scheduled to receive treatment at Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre (ALMC). 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.

  • June 02, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Mamush's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Mamush is currently raising funds for his treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Mamush's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

Funded by 35 donors

Treatment
Hirschbrung's/ARM (3-stage)
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $2,467 for Mamush's treatment
Subsidies fund $967 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$2,190
Medical Staff
$30
Medication
$57
Supplies
$76
Labs
$114

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