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Success! Geneme from Ethiopia raised $1,500 to fund corrective surgery.

Geneme
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Geneme's treatment was fully funded on September 1, 2017.

Photo of Geneme post-operation

October 4, 2017

Geneme underwent corrective surgery.

She underwent two successful surgeries. Now, she will no longer experience bowel dysfunction. Geneme is now very well. She is laughing and playing with all who visit her.

Her father says, “It is very exciting to see her in such position. All our worry and troubling before the surgery is now changed to happiness and relief. We are thankful for our sponsor Watsi and for our Lord God.”

She underwent two successful surgeries. Now, she will no longer experience bowel dysfunction. Geneme is now very well. She is laughing and p...

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May 26, 2017

Geneme is a 17-month-old baby girl from Ethiopia who was born with anorectal malformation, a condition in which the anus or the rectum does not form properly. This condition caused Geneme to develop an obstruction in her bowels, and an emergency colostomy had to be done. She has been facing multiple issues with post-operative colostomy care and is in a great deal of pain. Because Geneme cannot make stool normally, she has become the subject of social discrimination among community members. External pressures have burdened Geneme’s parents, and they worry about their daughter’s long-term health.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,500 to help cover the cost of Geneme’s corrective surgery. The procedure is scheduled to take place on May 30 and, once completed, will hopefully allow Geneme to live more comfortably and confidently.

Geneme’s father says, “I am a grade 8 student and her mom is in grade 5. My parents support us financially so we don’t drop out of school. When we learned about the condition of our child we were troubled a lot because we know that we couldn’t afford for her treatment and it’s really hard to ask for our parents’ help since they are already doing so much for our family. When we heard about this project from a social worker we were so happy. It’s our hope that our child get the surgery.”

Geneme is a 17-month-old baby girl from Ethiopia who was born with anorectal malformation, a condition in which the anus or the rectum does ...

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Geneme's Timeline

  • May 26, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Geneme was submitted by Maya Murao, Fellow at African Mission Healthcare.

  • August 10, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Geneme's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 1, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Geneme's treatment was fully funded.

  • September 26, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Geneme 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.

  • October 4, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Geneme's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 4 donors

Funded by 4 donors

Treatment
Anorectal Malformation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,563 for Geneme's treatment
Subsidies fund $63 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,427
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$42
Supplies
$0
Labs
$94

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