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Success! Adere from Ethiopia raised $1,500 to fund bladder surgery.

Adere
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Adere's treatment was fully funded on May 17, 2020.

Photo of Adere post-operation

June 18, 2020

Adere underwent bladder surgery.

Adere’s surgery was successful! His doctors were able to repair his bladder exstrophy, a condition where the bladder is exposed to the air and not within the body. He can now lead a normal life and continue to play with his 11 siblings. He is also excited to continue dancing with his friends at school.

Adere shared, “Now I can work hard in all my responsibilities without any distress. I am happy for this.”

His brother also told Watsi, “I am happy that he got the surgery. He used to struggle to mingle with others. And I felt so sad for him. Now with this treatment, he will live a healthy life just like any other person. I feel so happy about this. I hope he can now go to school without any stigma and distress. The hospital stay was very good. Every service in the hospital was high quality.”

Adere's surgery was successful! His doctors were able to repair his bladder exstrophy, a condition where the bladder is exposed to the air a...

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February 5, 2020

Adere is a nice thirteen year old boy who loves to go to school and study. He is in grade six and loves music. He spends his free time listening to country music and also loves to dance with his friends.

His parents are farmers of teff and maize. But their harvest from their farm is very limited because of the hot and dry landscape. The population in the area is mostly supported by the government and NGOs for food and other basic needs. His parents have 12 children. Three of them are dependently living and the rest of the children are supported by their parents.

Adere was born with congenital anomaly called Bladder Exstrophy. The child’s bladder is open to the air and not within the body. He leaks urine directly to his abdomen. As a result, he has bladder exposed to dirt which can cause infections and injury. Adere suffers from pain from irritation of the bladder, infection, and a bad smell from the continuous urinary leakage for the past years.

In his classroom, he sits far from other students in the back alone. He mostly prefers to be alone, psychologically affected by the bad smell. His parents are always very worried and concerned because of his condition. They took him to a clinic in their area when he was a child, and the clinic told them this has to be treated in referral hospital. Their village is very rural that they couldn’t get to a hospital and the parents couldn’t bring him to the capital.

Adere’s brother said, “I believe he will have a normal life, free from any smell and psychological concerns.”

Adere is a nice thirteen year old boy who loves to go to school and study. He is in grade six and loves music. He spends his free time liste...

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Adere's Timeline

  • February 5, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • February 17, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Adere 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.

  • February 17, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Adere's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 17, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Adere's treatment was fully funded.

  • June 18, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Adere's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 32 donors

Funded by 32 donors

Treatment
Bladder Extrophy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,952 for Adere's treatment
Subsidies fund $452 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,688
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$135
Supplies
$0
Labs
$129

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Wai

Wai is a 14-year-old student from Thailand. He temporarily lives with his grandparents and great grandmother in Huay Ka Lote Village in Thailand, but Wai usually lives with his parents across the border in Burma. He came to visit his grandparents during his school break in mid-March 2020 after completing seventh grade, however, he was unable to return to his parents and home when Thailand closed it borders due to COVID-19. His parents are subsistence farmers and they also raise a few chickens, pigs, and goats to sustain their livelihood. When they need money to buy clothes or pay for healthcare, they sell some of their livestock. Meanwhile, his grandparents look after a landowner’s garden and land for 2,000 baht (approx. 67 USD) per month. The income that Wai’s grandparents earn from the landowner is just enough for their daily expenses. Wai is diagnosed with cataract and currently he has lost most of the vision in his right eye and is only able to see light. His right eye also looks red. Aside from that, he has no other symptoms and his eye does not hurt. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund lens replacement surgery for Wai. On June 16th, doctors will perform a lens replacement, during which they will remove Wai's natural lens and replace it with an intraocular lens implant. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. Now, he needs help to fund this $1,500 procedure. “I want to become a farmer when I grow up and follow in my parent’s footsteps, but I also want to become a nurse if I receive a chance to do so. I overheard my parents say that they don’t have enough money to continue supporting my studies once I graduate from grade eight, so I’m not so sure whether I’ll be able to continue my studies after next year,” said Wai.

79% funded

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$1,190raised
$310to go

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