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Rebcca from Ethiopia raised $1,500 to fund abdominal surgery.

Rebcca
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$1,500
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Fully funded
Rebcca's treatment was fully funded on November 5, 2018.
October 7, 2018

Rebcca did not receive treatment as expected.

Unfortunately, Rebcca’s pre-operative assessment did not show the extent of the Wilms tumor in her left kidney. During surgery, the surgeon realized that the tumor had a very significant intracaval extension. The surgery was abandoned, and a biopsy was taken and sent to oncologists for chemotherapy. After chemotherapy, she may be re-scheduled for surgery.

We are committed to reporting all outcomes transparently—even the ones we wish were different. Thank you so much for your support of Rebcca and her family.

Unfortunately, Rebcca's pre-operative assessment did not show the extent of the Wilms tumor in her left kidney. During surgery, the surgeon ...

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August 27, 2018

Rebcca is a girl from Ethiopia. She lives with her mother and two younger twin siblings. Unfortunately, her father passed away from cancer eight months ago. Her mother teaches in a private school and is having difficulty supporting the family.

Rebcca has been experiencing chronic abdominal pain and discomfort. A CT scan showed she has a Wilms tumor, a type of cancer that starts in the kidneys. Rebcca has already undergone surgery, and the tumor resection was successful. She will also need chemotherapy.

Now, Rebcca needs to undergo another surgery, an abdominal resection, to treat her condition. Surgery is scheduled for August 28 and will cost $1,500.

Rebcca’s mother says, “We moved from the city to countryside. Now I am a teacher and I am raising my children on my monthly salary alone. We are financially struggling.”

Rebcca is a girl from Ethiopia. She lives with her mother and two younger twin siblings. Unfortunately, her father passed away from cancer e...

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Rebcca's Timeline

  • August 27, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • August 28, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Rebcca 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.

  • September 23, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Rebcca's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 7, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Rebcca. Read the update.

  • November 5, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Rebcca's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 36 donors

Treatment
Abdominal Resection
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,537 for Rebcca's treatment
Subsidies fund $37 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$624
Medical Staff
$543
Medication
$42
Supplies
$175
Labs
$10
Radiology
$143

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Paw

Paw is a 24-year-old woman from Thailand. Originally from Burma, Paw, her husband, their three daughters and her parents fled in March 2021 after the Burmese military shot rockets into their village. In Thailand, as refugees, they cannot work, and have temporarily moved in with Paw's brother and his family. They receive rice from her brother's neighbors, while her brother's family provides them with vegetables and curries. In July 2021, Paw's parents and her two older daughters went back to their village when they felt it was safe to do so. Meanwhile, her husband and her three-month-old baby have stayed with her while she receives treatment in Chiang Mai. Two years ago, Paw noticed a mass on the right side of her neck. Her neighbor suggested she apply a natural remedy, but unfortunately, the mass remained and grew over time. In September 2019, she visited a local hospital in Thailand with her husband, but the surgery recommended was too expensive. She experiences pain near the site of the mass, and the mass is still growing. Paw sought treatment through our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF). She is scheduled to undergo mass removal surgery on August 16th, and now she needs to raise $1,500 to cover the total cost of her procedure and care. Paw shared, “I felt embarrassed and very upset when I first noticed that I had this problem. I will feel a lot better after my surgery because I have needed to receive it since I first went to see the doctor in 2019. In the future I want to look after my children and send them to school.”

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