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.