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Success! Firomsa from Ethiopia raised $1,500 to fund corrective surgery.

Firomsa
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Firomsa's treatment was fully funded on January 6, 2019.

Photo of Firomsa post-operation

March 25, 2019

Firomsa underwent corrective surgery.

This surgery has repaired his condition and he will no longer experience abnormal symptoms.

His mother says, “I am so happy for the donation my child got.”

This surgery has repaired his condition and he will no longer experience abnormal symptoms. His mother says, "I am so happy for the dona...

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November 26, 2018

Firomsa is a toddler from Ethiopia. He loves to play and laugh with toys. His parents are traditional farmers.

Firomsa was born with an anorectal malformation, a congenital abnormality that leads to a complete or partial intestinal blockage. He needs to undergo a series of procedures to eliminate bowel dysfunction.

Firomsa is scheduled to undergo surgery to correct his condition on November 29. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of Firomsa’s procedure and care.

After his recovery, Firomsa will no longer experience bowel dysfunction or be at risk of developing health complications in the future.

His mother says, “We wanted to pay for his care but we are not able to do it.”

Firomsa is a toddler from Ethiopia. He loves to play and laugh with toys. His parents are traditional farmers. Firomsa was born with an a...

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Firomsa's Timeline

  • November 26, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Firomsa was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Ethiopia.

  • November 28, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Firomsa's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 06, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Firomsa's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 12, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Firomsa 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.

  • March 25, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Firomsa's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 25 donors

Funded by 25 donors

Treatment
Anorectal Malformation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,563 for Firomsa's treatment
Subsidies fund $63 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,427
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$42
Supplies
$0
Labs
$94

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79%funded
$702raised
$178to go
Naw Ree

Naw Ree is a 49-year-old woman from Thailand. Naw Ree has lived by herself in a refugee camp in northern Thailand since 2009. As a camp resident, Naw Ree receives 243 baht (approx. $8 USD) each month from an organization that supports refugee camp residents. She also works as a maternal and child health worker, receiving 900 baht (approx. $30 USD) per month. Naw Ree raises chickens and grows vegetables. Despite receiving free health care services in the camp, Naw Ree is struggling to make ends meet. On December 16th, 2020, Naw Ree went to see a woman who had recently given birth, to remind her about vaccinating her baby on time. After sitting and talking to the woman in her home, Naw Ree stood up to leave but felt light headed and fell. She put out her left hand to stop her fall, and hurt her left arm. She went to the hospital in the camp, run by Malteser International [MI] Thailand, and received pain medication and her arm was put into a sling. The next day, she was referred to Mae Seriang General Hospital for further treatment. At the hospital she received x-rays and the doctor told her that she had fractured one of the bones in her left forearm. She was then referred to Chiang Mai Hospital for further treatment, but her transfer was delayed for over two weeks due to an outbreak in COVID-19 cases in northern Thailand. Since Naw Ree lives by herself, she has to cook, wash her clothes, and feed her chickens without anyone's help, a difficult feat with her broken arm. Currently, she is in pain but has no fever. She can only fall asleep if she takes pain medication. With the help of our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, Naw Ree will undergo surgery to reset her fractured bones and ensure proper healing. The procedure is scheduled for January 6th and will cost $1,500. After surgery, Naw Ree will no longer be in pain. She will be able to go back to work as a health worker and she will be able to complete her household chores without pain or discomfort. Naw Ree shared, "My greatest wish is that I recover and that I may be able to use my left arm again."

72% funded

72%funded
$1,082raised
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