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

Dibora
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Dibora's treatment was fully funded on January 8, 2018.

Photo of Dibora post-operation

October 4, 2017

Dibora underwent corrective surgery.

She underwent two successful surgeries. Now, she will no longer experience bowel dysfunction. Dibora is very well now.

Her father says, “I was frustrated and hurt because of my daughter’s suffering. And my family and my kids suffered with her. And now this is over. I am very happy and relieved. I am so thankful for my sponsor Watsi and for all the body who worked to help my child.”

She underwent two successful surgeries. Now, she will no longer experience bowel dysfunction. Dibora is very well now. Her father says, “...

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July 9, 2017

Dibora is a 14-year-old girl from Ethiopa. She is one of 10 children, and her parents work as farmers to support their large family.

Dibora was born with anorectal malformation, a birth defect in which the anus and the rectum do not develop properly. As a result, Dibora cannot make stool and urine in a normal way. Furthermore, Dibora has had to drop out of school several times and is now many grade levels behind her peers. She has faced discrimination from other students and community members because of her medical condition, which has been very psychologically taxing.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,500 to fund corrective surgery for Dibora. The procedure is scheduled to take place on July 11 and, once completed, will hopefully allow Dibora to live more comfortably and confidently.

Dibora’s father says “I lost all hope and the money I had after we returned home for the third time without a treatment. All these years, Dibora has been without treatment, facing so many social and psychological problems. I couldn’t bear to see her situation and I tried to find someone who can help us in my hometown and in other towns. I found this organization who told me about the service you are providing and they brought me here.”

Dibora is a 14-year-old girl from Ethiopa. She is one of 10 children, and her parents work as farmers to support their large family. Dibo...

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Dibora's Timeline

  • July 9, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Dibora was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare Foundation, our medical partner in Ethiopia.

  • August 10, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Dibora's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 21, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Dibora received treatment at BethanyKids Myungsung Christian Medical Centre (BKMCM). 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.

  • October 04, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Dibora's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • January 08, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Dibora's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 34 donors

Treatment
Anorectal Malformation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,563 for Dibora'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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