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Success! Yegebriel from Ethiopia raised $1,500 for life-changing anorectal surgery.

Yegebriel
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Fully funded
Yegebriel's treatment was fully funded on December 31, 2015.

Photo of Yegebriel post-operation

September 26, 2016

Yegebriel received a successful, multi-stage anorectal surgery.

Yegebriel is a happy and playful baby. He underwent his first surgery in January 2016, after which he had a colostomy closure done on the 13th of September 2016. His colostomy closure repair was initially delayed, but he’s now recovering from it. Yegebriel is now able to pass stool on his own. He is no longer at risk of colostomy related complications, and he is expected to go home healthy.

Yegebriel’s’ parents are so excited and thankful for the closure their baby received after all this time. His mother shared: “I am so happy that my baby has finished the procedures. It is a big step for this family. We saw many in this situation and now it is our turn. We never expected to get the treatment. And we like to thank our donors for saving our baby’s life.”

Yegebriel is a happy and playful baby. He underwent his first surgery in January 2016, after which he had a colostomy closure done on the 13...

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December 31, 2015

Four-month-old Yegebriel was brought to our medical partner in Ethiopia, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF), because he was born with an imperforate anus and could not pass stool.

“Yegebriel was born with no natural stool passage,” AMHF says. “Just two days after his delivery, he developed bowel obstruction. He had a an emergency colostomy procedure to treat the bowel obstruction. Yegebriel is is a healthy growing boy but for his parents it is difficult living with colostomy. This condition is psychologically affecting his parents and is making raising their child difficult.”

“Yegebriel is a lovely little one very much loved by his parents,” AMHF continues. “He is the only child for the young couple. He is playful and happy except his suffering from colostomy care related issues such as rush and leakages. His father is an employee in a small private company with a very minimal monthly wedge. He is a cleaner by occupation and his salary does not cover more than the food and the house rent for the family.”

For $1,500, Yegebriel can receive the life-changing surgery he needs. “We expect that after the the anorectoplasty and later colostomy closure, Yegebriel will be able to pass stool normally eliminating the risk of infection and leakage at the colostomy site,” AMHF says.

Four-month-old Yegebriel was brought to our medical partner in Ethiopia, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF), because he was born w...

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Yegebriel's Timeline

  • December 31, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • December 31, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Yegebriel's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 31, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Yegebriel's treatment was fully funded.

  • September 13, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Yegebriel 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.

  • September 26, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Yegebriel's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 3 donors

Funded by 3 donors

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