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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
to go
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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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

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Yin Yin is a 27-year-old woman from Thailand. She lives with with her husband, her sister-in-law, her sister-in-law’s husband, her niece and her niece’s two small boys. Her husband, who is the only one supporting her financially, works as a cleaner at a shopping mall. In her free time, she likes to read Burmese novels. Three years ago, when Yin Yin worked as a cleaner in Bangkok, she felt tired, had no appetite, had memory loss and frequent urination. She was brought to a hospital where she was told she has a blood clot in the back of her head. She had it removed surgically, which her employer lent her money for. On December 6th and 8th, Yin Yin had two seizures. She and her husband sought treatment at Mae Tao Clinic, where she was admitted. She does not remember what happened but was given medication and told to come back if she felt unwell. On January 14th, however, she came back to the clinic, complaining of soreness in the back of her head where her first surgery took place. She also reported continued blurry vision, memory loss and fatigue. When the weather gets cold, she feels stiff and sore in her neck and hands. MTC thought she might have encephalitis but needed a CT scan to confirm her diagnosis. Unable to pay, MTC referred her to Watsi Partner Burma Children Medical Fund for assistance in accessing further treatment. Doctors want Yin Yin to undergo a CT scan, a procedure in which x-ray images taken from several angles are combined to produce cross-sectional images of the body. This scan will hopefully help doctors diagnose her condition and formulate an appropriate treatment plan. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $414 to cover the cost of Yin Yin's CT scan and care, scheduled for January 28th. “It has been very difficult for me, but my husband gives me encouragement,” said Yin Yin.

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