Success! Debash from Ethiopia raised $1,500 to fund surgery to treat a worrisome birth condition of his intestine.

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Debash's treatment was fully funded on March 13, 2022.
  • Debash's story
  • Debash's update
February 16, 2022

Photo of Debash post-operation

April 6, 2022

Debash underwent surgery to treat a worrisome birth condition of his intestine.

Debash's surgery went well and his smile says it all! This procedure will help him to pass stool and he can go on to live a full, and high-q...

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Debash's Timeline

  • February 16, 2022

    Debash was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • February 20, 2022

    Debash's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 9, 2022

    Debash 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.

  • March 13, 2022

    Debash's treatment was fully funded.

  • April 6, 2022

    Debash's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 38 donors

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Theare is a 15-year-old student from Cambodia. He has two older brothers and they live with their grandmother and cousins in Battambang province. His parents are divorced and his mother works in a clothing factory in another province to support her children. In school, he is in grade five and enjoys classes about Khmer history. He would like to be a teacher when he is older. At home, he enjoys soccer, but cannot play due to his condition. Two years ago, he was riding with his brother on a motorbike and fell, suffering a severe injury to his left tibia or shin. His leg became red, swollen, and painful. His grandmother took him to a local hospital, where he had several different surgeries. Unfortunately, none of the surgeries repaired his leg and has since been diagnosed with a delayed union fracture or a fracture that will not heal without intervention. The local surgeons told his grandmother they could not do any more surgery to fix his leg as Theare needed a more complicated procedure that would entail internal fixation and bone grafting. His current condition hinders his mobility, forcing him to rely on crutches and endure constant pain, impeding his ability to keep up with school and indulge in his love for soccer. When Theare learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, he traveled for six hours seeking treatment. On March 12th, surgeons at CSC will perform a joint arthrodesis procedure to fuse his left tibia and to correct the non-union. This will help him walk unaided and help relieve the pain. Now, Theare needs help to fund this $600 procedure. Theare said, "I hope to walk with no pain and continue my schooling."

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