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Mamush from Ethiopia raised $1,000 to get healthy.

Mamush
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Fully funded
Mamush's treatment was fully funded on September 4, 2013.

Photo of Mamush post-operation

Mamush received surgery to correct his club foot.

For Mamush, straight feet will not only change his mobility but alter the trajectory of his life. Following a successful operation he will now be able to walk normally and attend school like his older brothers and sisters. He will grow up running, jumping and walking with the chance to live a full life.

Mamush and his parents are thankful for your support.

For Mamush, straight feet will not only change his mobility but alter the trajectory of his life. Following a successful operation he will n...

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Mamush is a three-year-old boy from a small village in Ethiopia. The youngest of seven siblings, Mamush can’t wait to start school in a few years like his older brothers and sisters.

However, before he can attend school normally, Mamush needs treatment for club foot, a congenital defect that makes walking extremely painful and limits his mobility.

Mamush and his parents traveled an entire day by bus to be seen at CURE International because there are no hospitals near his village. For $1,000 we can fund surgery to give Mamush the chance to walk, run, jump, and be independent like other kids.

Mamush is a three-year-old boy from a small village in Ethiopia. The youngest of seven siblings, Mamush can't wait to start school in a few ...

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Mamush's Timeline

  • August 19, 2013
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Mamush's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 04, 2013
    FULLY FUNDED

    Mamush's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Mamush. Read the update.

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Funded by 1 donor

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$1,263raised
$237to go

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Shin

Shin is a 15-year-old novice monk from Burma. He lives and studies with his brother in Aung Damar Zinyone Learning Centre Monastery in Insein Township, Yangon Division. His father is a government officer for the ministry of religious affairs and culture and his mother is a shopkeeper and sells rice and curry. Although his parents send them pocket money, they cannot always do so. Instead, Shin and his brother are supported by the monks, and he collects donations of food from the community with the other monks, during morning alms collections. In his free time Shin like to play football with his friends. Sometimes, he likes to read books and study to learn new things. Shin was diagnosed with a heart condition that involves a malformation of the mitral valve, the valve between the left atrium and left ventricle. This valve controls the flow of blood, but certain conditions may cause blood to flow backward or the valve to narrow. Currently, Shin has difficulty breathing, is unable to sleep at night and sometimes he has a fever during the night. He cannot walk long distances and he has difficulty walking up stairs. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund a mitral valve replacement for Shin. The treatment is scheduled to take place on August 21 and, once completed, will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably. “When I grow up, I want to become a monk to help those in need as well as children whose parents cannot afford to send them to school,” said Shin. “This has been my dream since I was a child.”

84% funded

84%funded
$1,263raised
$237to go