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Success! Kaltum from Somaliland raised $1,500 to fund corrective surgery.

Kaltum
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Kaltum's treatment was fully funded on May 20, 2018.

Photo of Kaltum post-operation

August 25, 2018

Kaltum underwent corrective surgery.

Kaltum is recovering well now. She will no longer experience bowel dysfunction.

Her mother says, “I am so happy to see my child fine and healthy. I am grateful to see this last procedure after all these time. And after God I like to thank Watsi for making this possible.”

Kaltum is recovering well now. She will no longer experience bowel dysfunction. Her mother says, "I am so happy to see my child fine and...

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April 20, 2018

Kaltum is a baby from Somaliland. She was born with an anorectal malformation, a congenital abnormality that leads to a complete or partial intestinal blockage. She needs to undergo a series of procedures to eliminate bowel dysfunction.

Kaltum is scheduled to undergo surgery to correct her condition on April 24. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of Kaltum’s procedure and care.

After her recovery, Kaltum will no longer experience bowel dysfunction or be at risk of developing health complications in the future.

Her mother says, “We are from a poor community. My husband is a daily laborer and I am a house wife. We raise six children at home and I came here in order to get my child the right treatment. I can’t afford the medical bill and we raised fund to transportation to come to Ethiopia and to this hospital. Once we travel all this way and get to this hospital it is my hope to get the surgery and to see my child in a healthy and good position.”

Kaltum is a baby from Somaliland. She was born with an anorectal malformation, a congenital abnormality that leads to a complete or partial ...

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Kaltum's Timeline

  • April 20, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Kaltum was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare Foundation, our medical partner in Somaliland.

  • April 20, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Kaltum's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 20, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Kaltum's treatment was fully funded.

  • August 09, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Kaltum 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.

  • August 25, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Kaltum's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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