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Success! Kalkidan from Ethiopia raised $1,500 to fund corrective surgery.

Kalkidan
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Kalkidan's treatment was fully funded on August 20, 2017.

Photo of Kalkidan post-operation

August 25, 2017

Kalkidan underwent corrective surgery.

She underwent two successful procedures. She will no longer experience bowel dysfunction and will be able to live a healthy life.

Her mother says, “After ten long years full of hopelessness and sadness, I am now so happy and grateful. I thank our sponsors and all who cooperated in helping us.”

She underwent two successful procedures. She will no longer experience bowel dysfunction and will be able to live a healthy life. Her mo...

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February 16, 2017

Kalkidan is a ten-year-old girl from Ethiopia. She has one older brother and wants to be a police officer when she grows up. Her favorite food is spaghetti.

Kalkidan was born with birth defect called anorectal malformation that causes bowel dysfunction. Her mother, who single-handedly supports the family as a laborer, took Kalkidan to several different hospitals when she was a baby. She learned she would need to bring her daughter to a government hospital in Addis Abada to receive treatment, but she could not afford to do so.

Ten years later, Kalkidan is still living with this condition, and her family still cannot afford the corrective operation. In January, she developed a bowel obstruction and had an emergency colostomy.

“Because I couldn’t afford the transportation cost to come to Addis Ababa nine years ago, she is still suffering,” Kalkidan’s mother says. “I still can’t afford the medical bill and that frustrates me a lot.”

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,500 to cover the cost of a corrective surgery. Kalkidan is scheduled to undergo surgery at our medical partner’s care center, Bethany Kids Myungsung Christian Medical Centre, on February 21.

Kalkidan is a ten-year-old girl from Ethiopia. She has one older brother and wants to be a police officer when she grows up. Her favorite fo...

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Kalkidan's Timeline

  • February 16, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • February 28, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Kalkidan's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 1, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Kalkidan 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 20, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Kalkidan's treatment was fully funded.

  • August 25, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Kalkidan's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 17 donors

Funded by 17 donors

Treatment
Anorectal Malformation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,563 for Kalkidan's treatment
Subsidies fund $63 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,427
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$42
Supplies
$0
Labs
$94

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Joan

Joan is a farmer and a mother from Rukungiri district in southwest Uganda. She is married and is a mother of six, with two sons, both studying in school, and four daughters, all of whom are married and small-scale farmers. She managed to complete seventh grade in primary school but never proceeded due to a lack of money for school fees. Joan and her husband do farming and grow food crops for home consumption, but often sell off the surplus to generate an income for their family. Five years ago, Joan began to experience troubling symptoms, including a lot of pain; she can’t turn her head sideways; she feels congested with difficulty breathing; she gets fatigued easily and has shortness of breath whenever she lies down to sleep. She first went to Kisiizi hospital, where she was diagnosed and was asked to first pay for her surgery, which she couldn’t raise, but when she was oriented about a surgical support program, she decided to come to see if she could be supported. She was diagnosed with a goiter and needs surgery to prevent her symptoms from getting worse. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Joan receive treatment. She is scheduled to undergo a thyroidectomy on March 29th at our medical partner's care center. Surgeons will remove all or part of her thyroid gland. This procedure will cost $252, and she and her family need help raising money. Joan says, "I am really in deep pain, but I hope to get healed once I receive this surgery."

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$40raised
$212to go

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