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Success! Weyneshet from Ethiopia raised $1,500 to fund life-saving surgery for her birth condition.

Weyneshet
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Weyneshet's treatment was fully funded on June 6, 2021.

Photo of Weyneshet post-operation

November 2, 2021

Weyneshet underwent life-saving surgery for her birth condition.

Weyneshet is recovering well from her operation. Her colostomy to treat her birth condition is closed and she is now passing stool. This surgery will be a life-changer for Weyneshet.

Weyneshet’s mom said “She is passing stool in a normal way. I am so happy and thankful for it. I hope she will recover well and become as healthy as any other child. I am looking forward to getting her education and raising her well.”

Weyneshet is recovering well from her operation. Her colostomy to treat her birth condition is closed and she is now passing stool. This sur...

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March 31, 2021

Weyneshet is a 15-month-old baby girl from Ethiopia who is active and playful. She loves to play with her mom and other children, and she loves eating and breastfeeding. Her mom is a single parent, and they live with the support of family members.

Weyneshet was born with an anorectal malformation, a condition that leads to a complete or partial intestinal blockage. She needs to undergo a series of procedures to eliminate bowel dysfunction.

Weyneshet is scheduled to undergo her first surgery to correct her condition on April 8th. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of her procedure and care. After her recovery, Weyneshet will no longer experience bowel dysfunction or be at risk of developing health complications in the future.

Weyneshet’s mother shared, “after receiving treatment, I will educate her by working hard in any job I get.”

Weyneshet is a 15-month-old baby girl from Ethiopia who is active and playful. She loves to play with her mom and other children, and she lo...

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Weyneshet's Timeline

  • March 31, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Weyneshet was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare.

  • April 5, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Weyneshet's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 6, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Weyneshet's treatment was fully funded.

  • October 19, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Weyneshet 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.

  • November 2, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Weyneshet's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 46 donors

Funded by 46 donors

Treatment
Anorectal Malformation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,641 for Weyneshet's treatment
Subsidies fund $141 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,427
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$42
Supplies
$0
Labs
$94
Other
$78

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Eddys

Eddys is a farmer and tailor who hails from the highlands of Elgeyo Marakwet County in a small village well known for potato farming. She is a calm and conversational woman. Eddys is a mother of two aged between 5 and 9 years. She separated from her husband due to domestic violence at home. She returned to her homeland after the separation and now lives with her parents and her children in a semi-permanent house in their village. Before the incident, Eddys used to earn her wages through tailoring, a skill she learned in a polytechnic program. Eddys presented to our medical partner's hospital with a five-month-old fracture following a road traffic accident, which left her with severe injuries and a broken leg. Before they came to our hospital, Eddys was managed in a local health facility near her home. She had a cast applied and was told that she will heal without surgery. However, two months later, she started having pain in her leg. One of her relatives referred her to our facility where an X-Ray revealed a closed fracture of the shaft of her tibia. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On June 21st, Eddys will undergo a fracture repair procedure called an open reduction and internal fixation. Eddy will be able to walk, work and provide for her children once she heals. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,145 to fund this procedure. Eddys has been surviving on her friend’s contributions and relies on her mother because she has not been working since the accident. She appeals for financial assistance so that she can be well again. Eddys says, “My children need my motherly support which I am unable to give them since I broke my leg, it has been a nightmare for us. My hope is to get my leg treated and be able to walk again.”

27% funded

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$310raised
$835to go

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