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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.

  • November 28, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Firomsa's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 6, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Firomsa's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 12, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Firomsa received treatment at BethanyKids Myungsung Christian Medical Centre (BKMCM) in Ethiopia. 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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Lah is a 50-year-old woman from Thailand who lives with her husband and her daughter in a refugee camp on the Thai-Burma border. Lah is a homemaker, and her daughter is a middle school student. Her husband cannot work since he was in an accident six years ago. Her neighbor pays for her daughter’s school fees and in return, Lah shares vegetables that she grows with her neighbors. Her family receives about $35 per month on a cash card, but this income is not enough to cover their daily needs. In her free time, Lah loves praying at home and she enjoys going to church every Sunday. Starting from 2018, Lah has been experiencing dizziness, back pain, fatigue, loss of appetite, and lower abdomen pain every day. If she sits for a longer period of time, she has difficulty standing up due to the back pain. Lah cannot walk longer distances because of the pain in her lower abdomen and back. Lah has been diagnosed with myoma uteri, and is advised to undergo a total abdominal hysterectomy. If left untreated, Lah's symptoms will continue to worsen and put her at risk for further health complications in the future. Fortunately, Lah is scheduled to undergo her hysterectomy on June 16th. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF), is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of her procedure and care. Once she is fully recovered, Lah will no longer experience pain in her back and abdomen and will be able to sit and walk without difficulty. Lah said, “I am so happy that my condition is treatable. I will be able to live with my family for a longer time. Now that I know donors may help pay for my treatment, I would like to thank them in advance for helping me. I want to live long, and look after my daughter and my husband. I prayed and God has answered my prayers, so I am very thankful to God and your organization who helped find donors for me.”

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92%funded
$1,393raised
$107to go

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