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Amen from Ethiopia raised $717 to fund testicular surgery.

Amen
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Fully funded
Amen's treatment was fully funded on June 13, 2020.

Photo of Amen post-operation

February 27, 2020

Amen underwent testicular surgery.

Amen’s surgery was successful, although the surgeon updated the treatment plan after observing that the testis was unhealthy during the surgery and opted to remove it. Amen was released from the hospital ward with a full recovery. This treatment will reduce his chances of cancer in the future.

Amen’s mother said “I am happy that my son received surgery. I am sad at the same time for his testicle had to be removed, but I know he now has a lower risk for other complicated diseases. My hospital stay was good. I am so thankful for the doctor who was so caring and considerate. The nurses were caring and respectful. I’d like to thank the hospital and the staff for this. Also I like to thank our Watsi sponsors for their support.”

Amen's surgery was successful, although the surgeon updated the treatment plan after observing that the testis was unhealthy during the surg...

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January 27, 2020

Amen is a sweet 6-year-old boy from Ethiopia who loves people and being with others. He is a student in grade 3. He loves to go to school and playing with his friends. His mom raises him alone. His dad has been in prison for more than four years now, and, unfortunately, the family of Amen’s father pushed his mom and him away saying they wouldn’t have sick children in their lineage and they don’t want to support them. Amen’s mom now lives with her sister. She washes people’s clothes in the neighborhood for a living. Her income is very low and can barely support herself and her child.

Amen was diagnosed with cryptorchidism, a condition in which one or both of the testicles remains undescended. If left untreated, Amen has an increased risk of developing hernias, testicular cancer, and fertility problems in the future.

Amen will be receiving assistance from our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF). Fortunately, he is scheduled to undergo corrective surgery on January 28th. AMHF is requesting $717 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care.

Amen’s mom said, “I am so happy for my son getting such a medical chance. He was scheduled for surgery in 2016 but was put on a waiting list in a government hospital and we have never got a call until now. I lost all my hope that the hospital would call. If not for this chance he would stay at home affected psychologically for the rest of his life. But now, I have hope he will lead a better quality life after the surgery. ”

Amen is a sweet 6-year-old boy from Ethiopia who loves people and being with others. He is a student in grade 3. He loves to go to school an...

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Amen's Timeline

  • January 27, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Amen was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare.

  • January 29, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Amen's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 30, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Amen 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.

  • February 27, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Amen. Read the update.

  • June 13, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Amen's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 14 donors

Funded by 14 donors

Treatment
Orchidopexy-Single
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $717 for Amen's treatment
Hospital Fees
$457
Medical Staff
$132
Medication
$15
Supplies
$87
Labs
$10
Radiology
$16

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