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Success! Emebet from Ethiopia raised $1,500 for surgery to treat an imperforate anus.

Emebet
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Emebet's treatment was fully funded on November 5, 2015.

Photo of Emebet post-operation

March 23, 2016

Emebet completed successful treatment for her imperforate anus.

“Emebet had a successful anorectoplasty, which created a new stool hole. She underwent dilations to ensure that the new anal opening does not collapse. On the 24th of February 2016, Emebet underwent colostomy closure and she is now able to pass stool on her own,” reports our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF).

“Emebet is now a happy girl with in good health,” continues AMHF. “Her mother is very excited to see her child in good shape and to see that her worries and troubles are now history. She is most excited for the care and treatment they got in the hospital and for the free service they got through Watsi.”

“This program (Watsi) cared and gave this privilege to my child,” shared Emebet’s mother in their post-operative interview. “I really don’t have words to express my gratitude for everyone involved in the care of my daughter, and I have special thanks to the donors.”

"Emebet had a successful anorectoplasty, which created a new stool hole. She underwent dilations to ensure that the new anal opening does no...

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October 16, 2015

Meet Emebet, a six-month-old baby girl from Ethiopia. Emebet lives with her mother and father in a remote village, where her father works to support the family with a limited income.

“Emebet was born with a congenital anomaly, and as a result, she could not pass stool,” our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF), tells us. “A colostomy was done recently to relieve Emebet from the partial intestine obstruction. This condition and use of a colostomy is hard on Emebet’s mother.”

For $1,500, Emebet will receive surgery to remedy the anorectal malformation. “This surgery, anorectoplasty, involves forming a new anus so that Emebet can pass stool normally,” says AMHF. “Three months after this surgery, the final surgery (colostomy closure), will be performed.” Emebet will be able to pass stool and lead a normal life.

“Emebet’s mother hopes that she will send her daughter to school once she is of age and healthy,” shares AMHF.

Meet Emebet, a six-month-old baby girl from Ethiopia. Emebet lives with her mother and father in a remote village, where her father works to...

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Emebet's Timeline

  • October 16, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Emebet was submitted by Beatrice Njoroge, Curative Medical Support Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Ethiopia.

  • November 02, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Emebet's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 05, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Emebet's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 24, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Emebet received treatment. 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.

  • March 23, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Emebet's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 28 donors

Funded by 28 donors

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