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Nimo is a 3-year-old girl from Ethiopia who needs $1,500 to fund life-changing surgery to heal her birth condition.

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June 22, 2022

Nimo is a 3 year old girl, living with her grandmother in Ethiopia. When she was just a few months old, Nimo’s parents gave her to her grandmother, as with four other children already at home and Nimo’s medical condition, they were unable to take care of Nimo. Nimo’s grandmother, who has a small business, was already supporting four other people, so she shared that it is hard for them to survive from day to day.

Nimo was born with a congenital malformation, that led to a blockage in her intestines. At first, when Nimo began to show signs of this condition, her family didn’t have the funds to take her to the hospital. By the time someone provided funds so that Nimo could get to the hospital, she was weak and underweight from malnourishment. An emergency colostomy was performed, and over time, Nimo gained strength, and is now able to run and play with her friends. However, she still has multiple issues that require medical attention and additional surgery to help her fully heal.

Nimo is scheduled to undergo surgery to correct her condition on July 5th, at BethanyKids Myungsung Christian Medical Centre. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of Nimo’s procedure and care. After her recovery, Nimo will no longer experience bowel dysfunction, or be at risk of developing related health complications in the future.

Nimo’s grandmother says: “When she heals, I will go to my home and celebrate with my family. ”

Nimo is a 3 year old girl, living with her grandmother in Ethiopia. When she was just a few months old, Nimo's parents gave her to her gran...

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Nimo's Timeline

  • June 22, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Nimo was submitted by Ruth Kanyeria, SAFE Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • June 23, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Nimo's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 5, 2022
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Nimo was scheduled to receive 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.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Nimo is currently raising funds for her treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Nimo's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

Funded by 36 donors

Treatment
Anorectal Malformation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,641 for Nimo's treatment
Subsidies fund $141 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,427
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$42
Supplies
$0
Labs
$94
Other
$78

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Francis

Francis is a helpful and supportive son who lives with his single mother and eight siblings. His family lives together in a rental house. Together, he and his mother work tending farms to support their family. Francis has been a great source of support for his family, especially in helping his mother raise his siblings. However, Francis experiences frequent convulsions, or uncontrollable muscle contractions, preceded by dizziness, nausea, and headaches, which have affected his lifestyle and his family. Francis first experienced a convulsion at the end of 2020 after being hit in the head by a ball and losing consciousness while playing football with his colleagues. This marked the beginning of his health troubles. Although he has been seeking treatment at a local health center, he decided to seek out specialized care at our medical partner's care center, AIC Kijabe Hospital, once the intervals of his convulsions began to increase. After receiving a CT scan, it was revealed that Francis has a brain tumor, which is the cause of his convulsions. Fortunately he is scheduled for a craniotomy for tumor resection. This procedure will help remove the tumor and stop its spread. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $1,500 to fund Francis's tumor removal surgery. The procedure is scheduled to take place on August 22nd. Once completed, he will hopefully be able to live more comfortably and confidently. Francis says, “My work is to tend farms so that I can help my mother and siblings. I sometimes experience many convulsions that are affecting my livelihood. I hope for treatment to end these discomforts.”

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