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Success! Uzeyfen from Ethiopia raised $1,500 to treat an anorectal malformation.

Uzeyfen
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
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Fully funded
Uzeyfen's treatment was fully funded on April 4, 2016.

Photo of Uzeyfen post-operation

September 9, 2016

Uzeyfen received successful anorectal surgery.

Uzeyfen underwent a successful Posterior sagittal anorectoplasty (PSARP) procedure earlier this year. He left for anal dilations and returned for a successful colostomy closure in July 2016. Uzeyfen is now able to pass stool normally, and is no longer at risk of colostomy related complications such as irritation and leakage.

Uzeyfen’s mother is so happy and grateful for the surgery done for her son.

“First I was happy when the colostomy was done to Uzeyfen because his condition was frightening,” his mother shared. “Now I am even happier. He can lead a normal and good life after this. With God this program saved my child and I would like to thank all who worked to make this possible. Thank you and God bless you.”

Uzeyfen underwent a successful Posterior sagittal anorectoplasty (PSARP) procedure earlier this year. He left for anal dilations and returne...

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March 21, 2016

Meet Uzeyfen, a two-month-old baby boy living in Ethiopia with his parents. Uzeyfen was born with a birth defect known as anorectal malformation. According to our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, (AMHF), “Children with this defect have an imperforate anus or they have no opening where the anus should have been. Uzeyfen developed bowel obstruction because of this condition and an emergency colostomy was successfully done when he was four days old.”

Uzeyfen has not yet had the definitive procedure to treat this condition; Posterior sagittal anorectoplasty (PSARP) and colostomy closure. As a result, he cannot pass stool in the normal way. Uzeyfen’s mother is worried about her son because there is a high social stigma against children with this condition.

Although Uzeyfen’s father works hard in a government office to provide for his family, his income is not enough to cover all of the medical procedures that Uzeyfen needs. With a donation of $1,500 we can help Uzeyfen recover without long-term complications from his imperforate anus. He will undergo a PSARP procedure and a colostomy closure. After these two procedures, “Uzeyfen will then be able to pass stool in a normal way,” AMHF says.

“When we were informed there is hope for our baby to get treatment through donors, we were happy and full of hope,” shared Uzeyfen’s parents in their pre-operative interview at AMHF.

Meet Uzeyfen, a two-month-old baby boy living in Ethiopia with his parents. Uzeyfen was born with a birth defect known as anorectal malforma...

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Uzeyfen's Timeline

  • March 21, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • April 01, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Uzeyfen's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 04, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Uzeyfen's treatment was fully funded.

  • July 26, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Uzeyfen 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.

  • September 09, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Uzeyfen's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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