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Success! Misgune from Ethiopia raised $1,500 to fund anorectal surgery.

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Misgune's treatment was fully funded on May 10, 2020.

Photo of Misgune post-operation

July 10, 2020

Misgune underwent anorectal surgery.

Misgune underwent a PSARP surgery, type of pull-through procedure that is used to repair anorectal malformations, on March 10th and a colostomy closure on June 11th. Both surgeries were successful and he is now able to pass stool normally. This will enable Misgune to grow up happy and healthy.

Misgune’s mom shared, “I am so happy for this final operation. I did not think his condition would be cured. I am so amazed and I am sending hope to parents with babies who have similar conditions. Our hospital stay was very good. We had short appointments and fast service. We are so grateful for all who helped us in this process.”

Misgune underwent a PSARP surgery, type of pull-through procedure that is used to repair anorectal malformations, on March 10th and a colost...

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March 6, 2020

Misgune is a 3-month-old baby boy from Ethiopia with one older brother. He loves to play and laugh with his mom. He’s exclusively fed by breast milk. Misgune’s mom is a house wife; she dropped out of school at grade 9 when she got pregnant. She used to do a bit of small business before she gave birth to him. Misgune’s dad is a daily laborer. They live in a rented house and their family’s income is unpredictable and limited for the expenses of the basic needs of the family.

Misgune 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.

Misgune is scheduled to undergo surgery to correct his condition on March 10th. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of Misgune’s procedure and care.

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

Misgune’s mom said, “It is my hope that my baby will get healthy and as normal as other boys. I hope I will raise him well and educate him. I hope I will start working again and support my children. ”

Misgune is a 3-month-old baby boy from Ethiopia with one older brother. He loves to play and laugh with his mom. He's exclusively fed by bre...

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Misgune's Timeline

  • March 6, 2020

    Misgune was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Ethiopia.

  • March 9, 2020

    Misgune's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 10, 2020

    Misgune's treatment was fully funded.

  • June 11, 2020

    Misgune 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.

  • July 10, 2020

    Misgune's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 26 donors

Funded by 26 donors

Anorectal Malformation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,563 for Misgune's treatment
Subsidies fund $63 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
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