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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
to go
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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Marivel

Marivel is a hardworking and loving daughter from the Philippines. She is a 2nd-year college student. While studying, she tried to look for jobs to support her family. Unfortunately, to date she has been unable to pass the medical (health) requirements. The only breadwinner in the family is her father who works as a pedicab driver. Her father's income is often not enough to bring food to the table. In 2018, Marivel began to experience troubling symptoms, including a mass on her neck that is growing in size, and episodes of difficulty breathing. Due to the inadequate family resources, she did not seek treatment. By the time she finally had a chance to be checked by a doctor, her condition had worsened. She was diagnosed with Nodular Non-Toxic Goiter, a thyroid gland enlargement with no disturbance in the thyroid function. She needs surgery to prevent her symptoms from getting worse. Fortunately, our medical partner, World Surgical Foundation Philippines (WSFP), is helping Marivel receive treatment. She is scheduled to undergo a thyroidectomy on December 10th at Our Lady of Peace Hospital. Surgeons will remove all or part of her thyroid gland. A portion of the cost of her treatment is being supported by the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, and WSFP is raising the remaining $890 to cover the cost of Marivel's procedure and care. Marivel shared, "I'd like to thank Watsi and World Surgical Foundation Philippines. You're not just giving me surgery, but also a chance to support my family. After my treatment, I'd be able to find a decent job and provide for our needs."

48% funded

48%funded
$429raised
$461to go

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