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Adere is a teenager from Ethiopia who needs $1,500 to fund bladder surgery.

Adere
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  • $1,106 raised, $394 to go
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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 13, 2020
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Adere was scheduled to receive 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.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Adere is currently raising funds for his treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Adere's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

Funded by 27 donors

Funded by 27 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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Ma Ni

Ma Ni is a 30-year-old woman from Burma. In her free time, she likes to pray to Buddha. She and her husband work as government officers. Together they earn 414,000 kyat (approx. $414 USD) per month, which is not enough for any safety net after they pay their bills for utilities and other household expenses. One day in July 2019, Ma Ni stood up from her desk at work and had pain in her hip joints. She had to push her hand against her hips to help her walk. She did not think there was anything seriously wrong so she did not seek medical attention. However, two weeks after this incident, when she was going to work, she slipped and fell in front of her house. Right away her hips started to hurt and two weeks later, the pain gradually became severe. Her condition worsened day by day, although she visited several hospitals and had taken medications. Currently, Ma Ni has a lot of pain in her hips. She cannot walk for more than two minutes or the pain becomes unbearable. She does not feel comfortable when she lays down and has problems sleeping from the pain. She also needs help going to the bathroom and taking a shower. Fortunately, Ma Ni learned about Watsi's medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF). At BCMF's care center, surgeons can perform a total hip replacement to relieve Ma Ni of her pain and allow her to walk easily. Treatment is scheduled for December 17th, and Ma Ni needs help raising $1,500 to pay for this procedure. Ma Ni said, "I had to send my son to my mother’s place in Mawlamyine and my husband also had to ask for leave. [When fully recovered] I want to take back my son from my mother and send him to school. I will support him in whatever he wants to become when he grows up.”

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$289to go

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