Success! Bumo from Ethiopia raised $1,105 to treat a congenital condition.

Bumo
$1,105
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Bumo's treatment was fully funded on August 10, 2016.
  • Bumo's story
  • Bumo's update
July 13, 2016

Photo of Bumo post-operation

September 20, 2016

Bumo received successful surgery.

Bumo underwent successful Epispadias repair, and he no longer experiences uncomfortable or inconvenient symptoms as he did before. Bumo is n...

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Bumo's Timeline

  • July 13, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Bumo was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, SAFE Senior Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • July 14, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Bumo 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.

  • August 5, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Bumo's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 10, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Bumo's treatment was fully funded.

  • September 20, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Bumo's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 17 donors

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Phannit is a ten-year-old girl who lives with her parents, her twin sister, an older sister, and grandparents in Kampong Thom Province. Her mother is a factory worker, and her father is a waste collector. Her grandparents are rice farmers. Phannit is currently in the 4th grade. Her favorite subjects are Khmer and English, and she wants to become a teacher when she grows up. At home, she likes to eat garlic fried with rice, and she enjoys reading her school books. Phannit was born with Fallot’s Tetralogy, a congenital condition where the heart did not develop properly in the womb. In addition, she has a nasal deformity, leading to an abnormal nose shape. These conditions significantly affect her daily life, causing difficulty in breathing and disrupting her ability to sleep soundly through the night. Phannit and her family were referred by friends from their village and traveled nearly four hours to our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), for nasal reconstruction. Since November 2023, she has been undergoing monthly insertion of a forehead expander. This process has continued for six months, after which she will be ready to undergo nose surgery using a forehead flap to improve her condition. This procedure will help her breathe more easily. Pannit's family is able to contribute $75 but needs help to raise $258 more to fund the procedure and post-op care. Phannit said, "I want to feel more comfortable going to school and sleeping through the night."

$62raised
$196to go