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Success! Seladin from Ethiopia raised $1,500 to fund a anorectal malformation surgery.

Seladin
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Seladin's treatment was fully funded on September 7, 2021.

Photo of Seladin post-operation

January 6, 2022

Seladin underwent surgery for her birth condition and is recovery well.

Seladin’s surgery proceeded successfully and she is recovering well from the operation. She was undergoing treatment for a birth condition and now her colostomy is closed and she is now making stool as she should be. This treatment has helped ensure she can live a fully and higher quality life ahead.

Seladin’s mum told us, “I am grateful for my child and her well-being. I am thankful for all who supported her. I believe she will lead a normal life as any other girls in the neighborhood.”

Seladin's surgery proceeded successfully and she is recovering well from the operation. She was undergoing treatment for a birth condition a...

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August 11, 2021

Teltila is a lively five-month-old girl from Ethiopia and a sibling to an older brother and sister. She is sociable, loves to play with her mom, and enjoys it when her mom talks to her. Her dad is physically impaired and unable to move around easily. He sells candies and some sweets on the street for a living and her mom is a housewife raising their three kids. His income is not enough to maintain the family but fortunately, they are supported by a foundation in their town that works with people with impairments.

Teltila was born with a birth condition called anorectal malformation, a congenital abnormality that leads to a complete or partial intestinal blockage causing pain and complications. She developed bowel obstruction because of her condition and an emergency colostomy, one of the series of procedures needed to eliminate the condition, was done for her at our medical partner’s care center, BethanyKids Myungsung Christian Medical Centre (BKMCM). She has had multiple issues with her colostomy care and associated complications and as a result, she continues to feel significant discomfort.

According to her mother, Teltila had her first surgery when she was 45-days-old and unfortunately, the second surgery was delayed due to finances. The money they saved could only cover doctor reviews and some level of surgical fees. After getting an appointment, her bag was stolen with all the money and documents at a bus stop. Teltila’s mother was devastated and did not know what to do. She heard of a charitable organization that supports the poor and went there to share her story.

Teltila is scheduled to undergo surgery to correct her condition on August 12th. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of Teltila’s procedure and care. After her recovery, she will no longer experience bowel dysfunction or be at risk of developing health complications in the future.

Teltila’s mother says, “I am now so thankful. I lost all I had and I just received it back through you all. I hope my daughter will be treated.”

Teltila is a lively five-month-old girl from Ethiopia and a sibling to an older brother and sister. She is sociable, loves to play with her ...

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Seladin's Timeline

  • August 11, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Seladin was submitted by Edward Mugane, Impact Assessment Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • August 16, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Seladin's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 7, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Seladin's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 23, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Seladin 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.

  • January 6, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Seladin's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Treatment
Anorectal Malformation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,641 for Seladin's treatment
Subsidies fund $141 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,427
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$42
Supplies
$0
Labs
$94
Other
$78

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Blessings

Blessings is a beautiful 5-month-old girl and the only child in her young family. Her mother hopes to return to finishing school once Blessings is stronger and healthier. Blessings’s grandmother has stopped working to help take care of her grandchild and their family relies on Blessings’s grandfather who is employed as a gardener. Blessings has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the brain and increases intracranial pressure. As a result of her condition, Blessings has been experiencing increasing head circumference. Her mother gathered some funds with the help of Blessing’s grandmother and took her to a hospital. She was examined and the doctor requested a scan. At that moment their family did not have any money for the scan and they had to go home without knowing the way forward. While at home, they gathered more funds and went to another facility. Blessings was examined again and a scan was done. This center then referred their family to another facility in Nairobi for treatment. They shared that they went back home with the hopes of Blessings getting treated crushed as they could not afford the treatment that she needed. Thankfully, our medical partner's mobile clinic team visited the area where a relative referred them to their clinic. Blessings was examined and referred to BethanyKids Hospital, where she can finally undergo surgery. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $720 to cover the cost of surgery for Blessings that will treat her hydrocephalus. The procedure is scheduled to take place on April 6th and will drain the excess fluid from Blessings's brain. This will reduce intracranial pressure and greatly improve her quality of life. With proper treatment, Blessings will hopefully develop into a strong, healthy young girl. Blessings’s mother says, “I would like my child to be treated so that she is healthy and I can go back to school."

42% funded

42%funded
$305raised
$415to go

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