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Success! Hamza from Ethiopia raised $1,500 to fund a mass removal in his abdomen so he can return to school.

Hamza
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Hamza's treatment was fully funded on June 9, 2021.

Photo of Hamza post-operation

July 8, 2021

Hamza underwent a mass removal and can return to school.

Hamza’s surgery was successful and he is recovering well from the operation. His swollen stomach is now back to normal and will be free of stomach discomfort, pain, and the risk of spreading of cancer and infection. Both Hamza and his family will no longer experience the negative psychological effects that result from fear of stigma and discrimination.

Hamza’s mom said “I am so happy for the treatment. Our hospital stay was good and I hope he can go to school without any worry now.”

Hamza's surgery was successful and he is recovering well from the operation. His swollen stomach is now back to normal and will be free of s...

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May 24, 2021

Hamza is a 4-year-old boy from Ethiopia and the sixth child of his parents. He loves to play football. He joined school but had to stop going as a result of his condition. Hamza’s father died a year and a half ago and his mom runs a small business selling charcoal in their village. His three older siblings do small business as shoe shiners and daily workers. Hamza’s mom shared that most of the time, their family eats twice a day because their income can’t afford three meals a day.

Hamza has been diagnosed with an abdominal mass called Neurofibomatosis. This causes swelling and a change of the shape of the abdomen. It also causes abdominal discomfort, pain, and bloating. Doctors have done a CT scan and identified a mass is on the wall of his abdomen that needs to be removed.

His mother shared: “Hamza wants to learn and I want him also to go to school. I hope after the treatment he’ll be as healthy as others and go to school.”

Hamza is a 4-year-old boy from Ethiopia and the sixth child of his parents. He loves to play football. He joined school but had to stop goin...

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Hamza's Timeline

  • May 24, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • May 25, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Hamza 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.

  • May 28, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Hamza's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 9, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Hamza's treatment was fully funded.

  • July 8, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Hamza's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 30 donors

Funded by 30 donors

Treatment
Abdominal Resection
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,614 for Hamza's treatment
Subsidies fund $114 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$624
Medical Staff
$543
Medication
$42
Supplies
$175
Labs
$10
Radiology
$143
Other
$77

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James is former motorbike taxi driver from Kenya. He's married and is the father of two children 13 and 6 years old. James' wife is works part-time on a rice farm in their hometown. The family currently lives in a rental house paid for by their local church pastor. In November 2017, James was in a motorbike accident. Due to the accident, he lost his job, and he shared that his life became one revolving around experiencing pain and constant hospital visits. He underwent surgery on his broken leg in a nearby health facility in his hometown. Following the procedure he had a challenging recovery due to infections, causing him sleepless nights and visits to different healthcare facilities. James was finally referred to our medical partner's care center Kijabe Hospital where he underwent several treatments in May. James returned home but later came back to the hospital with a wounded leg that was in bad shape with an exposed bone. The doctors originally admitted James for repair surgery, but determined he needed a below-knee amputation which took place in mid-June. James still experiences a lot of pain, so the surgeon recommend he undergo another round of intense debridement in the amputated area to remove his damaged tissue and help him to finally heal. James has national health insurance, which supported his two major surgeries, but his coverage has been depleted and will not support the care he needs now. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping James receive treatment. On June 25th, surgeons will perform a debridement and skin graft procedure to prevent the spread of infection and speed up his recovery. Now, James needs help to fund this $1,185 procedure. James wishes to be free from pain, “I, unfortunately, lost my leg due to a sudden amputation, and I am still in shock. I will never be able to use both legs again. I am still in a lot of pain and the wound needs another procedure for me to be well. I need to get out of the hospital and figure out how to take care of my family with my current condition.”

88% funded

88%funded
$1,053raised
$132to go

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