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Arebu from Ethiopia raised $1,500 so he can pass stool normally.

Arebu
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Arebu's treatment was fully funded on May 9, 2015.

Photo of Arebu post-operation

June 1, 2015

Arebu received surgery so he can pass stool normally.

“Arebu had a Hirschprung pull through procedure, which was successful. Arebu is now able to pass stool normally,” shares his doctor at African Mission Healthcare Foundation. “He has no colostomy on his tummy which is a great relief. Both Arebu and his father are excited and happy about the surgery outcome. Arebu’s father is grateful to Watsi and promised to send Arebu to school as soon as possible.”

'’You have given my son a gift that cannot be measured!” says Arebu’s father.

"Arebu had a Hirschprung pull through procedure, which was successful. Arebu is now able to pass stool normally," shares his doctor at Afric...

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April 14, 2015

Meet Arebu, a four-year-old boy from Ethiopia. Arebu has Hirschsprung disease – a condition characterized by missing nerve cells in the large intestine. This essentially paralyzes part of the colon, which makes it very difficult to pass stool.

“After suffering for several months at home, Arebu’s family went to a hospital and a colostomy (a temporary stool passage hole in his tummy) was done for temporarily relieving the condition,” shares our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF). “Arebu has been passing stool per colostomy but Arebu and his family are suffering from issues related to the colostomy. Arebu’s family can not even send him to school while he is passing stool via a colostomy.”

As a farmer, Arebu’s father does not make enough income to pay for his hospital bills. “The medical care that Arebu has received so far was free treatment at government hospitals and funded by different NGO’s,” notes AMHF. But we can help–for $1,500, we can fund a treatment that will remove the affected part of Arebu’s colon and help restore its functionality.

“We expect after surgery, Arebu will be able to pass stool normally,” shares AMHF. “Arebu will have a chance of attending school and getting a better life in future.”

Meet Arebu, a four-year-old boy from Ethiopia. Arebu has Hirschsprung disease -- a condition characterized by missing nerve cells in the lar...

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Arebu's Timeline

  • April 14, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Arebu was submitted by Beatrice Njoroge, Curative Medical Support Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Ethiopia.

  • April 16, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Arebu received treatment. 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 01, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Arebu's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 09, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Arebu's treatment was fully funded.

  • June 01, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Arebu. Read the update.

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