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Success! Kidus from Ethiopia raised $1,500 to treat his birth condition of his bladder.

Kidus
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Kidus's treatment was fully funded on September 27, 2021.
August 31, 2021

Kidus is a cute baby boy who loves to walk. His dad enjoys walking with him and holding his hand, and Kidus loves it when his mom carries him on her back. He also loves to watch cartoons. Kidus’s dad and mom love each other so much and have a happy life together. Kidus’s father is a tailor. His income is very limited and barely enough to sustain the family through the month, but love fills their home, and their lives, with happiness.

When Kidus was born his parents learned that he had bladder exstrophy, a rare condition where children are born with an open bladder. His parents faced a challenge that they did not expect in their life, but they are facing it with courage.

Kidus needs surgery to perform a procedure to divert his urination to the anal opening & make a pouch bladder from the bowel. He will undergo this surgery on September 28th with our medical partner African Mission Healthcare (AMH) and his family needs $1,500 for the procedure.

Kidus’s dad said, “For thirteen days after his birth we worked hard to get him treatment but no one in the health centres could help us. Some health workers gave us hope and some health workers did not give us any hope.”

He is hopeful for after surgery, “After he gets his surgery and recovers I want to tell him the truth about his condition and what we went through as a result of it when he grows up. Also, I want to tell him how he got the treatment, about the people who helped him, how God helped him and gave him this healthy life. I will tell him this so he grows up grateful and he lives to support and help others. I want him to be good and caring and God-fearing. I want him to be there for others. I believe kindness is contagious.”

Kidus is a cute baby boy who loves to walk. His dad enjoys walking with him and holding his hand, and Kidus loves it when his mom carries h...

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Kidus's Timeline

  • August 31, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • September 7, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Kidus's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 27, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Kidus's treatment was fully funded.

  • September 28, 2021
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Kidus was scheduled to receive 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.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Kidus's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

Treatment
Bladder Extrophy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $2,050 for Kidus's treatment
Subsidies fund $550 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,688
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$135
Supplies
$0
Labs
$129
Other
$98

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