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Success! Barkot from Ethiopia raised $1,009 to fund a colostomy closure.

Barkot
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  • $1,009 raised, $0 to go
$1,009
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Barkot's treatment was fully funded on September 12, 2021.

Photo of Barkot post-operation

December 2, 2021

Barkot underwent a colostomy closure.

Barkot’s surgery was a success and he is recovering well! Thanks to his successful procedure, he will be able to lead a full and high-quality life.

Barkot’s parents shared, “We are beyond excited that our son’s surgery was successful. This surgery will regenerate his life to a new level. We hope that he will grow well psychologically and physically, and will also be able to play with others without any distress as he grows.”

Barkot's surgery was a success and he is recovering well! Thanks to his successful procedure, he will be able to lead a full and high-qualit...

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August 29, 2021

Barkot is a nine-month-old baby boy from Ethiopia who loves to play with his parents and with toys. He is his parents’ first child. Barkot’s father is a salesperson in an electronics shop. The family lives in a rented house, and other relatives help support the family’s needs.

Barkot underwent a colostomy, where a piece of the colon was diverted to an opening in the abdominal wall. This surgery is often performed to bypass bowel malformations, but colostomies are usually temporary and may require closure. Barkot’s colostomy will require closure in order to restore his bowel function and to prevent future complications.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is requesting $1,009 to cover the cost of a colostomy closure for Barkot. The surgery is scheduled to take place on September 14th and, once completed, will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently.

Barkot’s father shared, “Barkot’s mother is not working now. When Barkot finishes the surgery and when he can make a stool normally, we hope she will start working. We hope psychologically we will be stable just like before. We hope he can socialize now. We feared socializing with Barkot because of facing stigma and discrimination. We feared people might pick on him when he grows up and we hid him from others to protect him.”

Barkot is a nine-month-old baby boy from Ethiopia who loves to play with his parents and with toys. He is his parents' first child. Barkot's...

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Barkot's Timeline

  • August 29, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • September 3, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Barkot's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 12, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Barkot's treatment was fully funded.

  • September 14, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Barkot 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.

  • December 2, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Barkot's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 26 donors

Funded by 26 donors

Treatment
Colostomy Closure
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,009 for Barkot's treatment
Hospital Fees
$484
Medical Staff
$316
Medication
$58
Supplies
$93
Labs
$10
Other
$48

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