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Success! Tsehay from Ethiopia raised $1,500 to treat her anorectal malformation.

Tsehay
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Tsehay's treatment was fully funded on April 11, 2016.

Photo of Tsehay post-operation

January 24, 2017

Tsehay underwent successful surgery.

Tsehay is now in very good health. She is walking and playing, and she no longer experiences uncomfortable symptoms.

Her mother says, “This sponsorship program is the most valuable gift my baby and I ever got. And it brings a big change in my baby’s life. I’d like to thank our sponsors and all who worked to make this possible.”

Tsehay is now in very good health. She is walking and playing, and she no longer experiences uncomfortable symptoms. Her mother says, “T...

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April 5, 2016

Five-month-old Tsehay lives in rural Ethiopia with her parents. She was born with a birth defect called an anorectal malformation. She developed bowel obstruction because of the condition and an emergency colostomy surgery was performed.

While a colostomy works temporarily, it will not permanently treat Tsehay’s condition. She needs an anorectoplasty, followed by a colostomy closure 2-3 months later, to pass stool on her own. If left untreated, the colostomy could cause infection, irritation, and blockage. Tsehay would also never be able to pass stool on her own.

“We expect that after anorectoplasty followed by a colostomy closure in a few months Tsehay will be able to pass stool on her own,” her doctor shares. “She will no longer be at risk of infection and other colostomy related complications.”

“Tsehay’s parents are farmers and she is the third child in the family,” explains our medical partner. “Tsehay’s father has low financial status to manage the household, and as a result the family is struggling. For this reason they can’t pay for their child’s medical bill and this worries them very much.”

$1,500 will cover the cost of Tsehay’s treatment, which will take place over the next few months.

“We haven’t money to cover our child’s bill,” her mother said. “My husband has three wives and it is even difficult to manage the household daily needs. And that worried us so much. When we heard about this sponsorship program (Watsi funding) we came. Now we hope Tsehay will get treatment and get better.”

Five-month-old Tsehay lives in rural Ethiopia with her parents. She was born with a birth defect called an anorectal malformation. She devel...

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Tsehay's Timeline

  • April 5, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • April 8, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Tsehay's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 11, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Tsehay's treatment was fully funded.

  • October 27, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Tsehay 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.

  • January 24, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Tsehay's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 11 donors

Funded by 11 donors

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