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Success! Furtu from Ethiopia raised $1,500 to fund corrective surgery.

Furtu
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Furtu's treatment was fully funded on January 12, 2019.

Photo of Furtu post-operation

August 4, 2019

Furtu underwent corrective surgery.

Surgery was successful!

Furtu’s mother says, “She is well now and we are so happy with this successful surgery. We are happy that she finished her surgeries and has full health. We are so grateful for our sponsor who made this possible.”

Surgery was successful! Furtu's mother says, “She is well now and we are so happy with this successful surgery. We are happy that she fi...

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December 3, 2018

Furtu is an infant from Ethiopia. She loves to play with her mother.

Furtu 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.

Furtu is scheduled to undergo surgery to correct her condition on December 4. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of Furtu’s procedure and care.

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

Her father says, “We came here after being informed by a relative that we might receive help. It is our hope that we can get the surgery for our baby and to see our child healthy.”

Furtu is an infant from Ethiopia. She loves to play with her mother. Furtu was born with an anorectal malformation, a congenital abnorma...

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Furtu's Timeline

  • December 3, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Furtu was submitted by Beatrice Njoroge, Curative Medical Support Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Ethiopia.

  • December 07, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Furtu's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 12, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Furtu's treatment was fully funded.

  • July 16, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Furtu 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 04, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Furtu's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 37 donors

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

Thi is a 47-year-old woman from Burma. She lives with her family in Myawaddy Township of Karen State in Burma. Only two of her children go to school. Her youngest boy is in third grade and her daughter is in fifth grade. Her oldest son works at her cousin’s vegetable shop in Bago. Thi has been unemployed for approximately five months due to her condition. Before her illness, she was a day laborer on a farm and her husband is a day laborer in construction. Around five months ago, Thi started feeling sick. She experienced weakness, trouble sleeping, heart palpitations (irregular heartbeat), and sweats. At first, she ignored these symptoms, hoping they would resolve themselves. However, the symptoms did not improve. About two months later, she went to a local doctor who gave her oral medication to use for a week, but she did not get better. She started feeling pain in her left abdomen, difficulty breathing, and trouble eating and sleeping. Doctors want Thi to undergo a CT scan, a procedure in which x-ray images taken from several angles are combined to produce cross-sectional images of the body. This scan will hopefully help doctors diagnose her condition and formulate an appropriate treatment plan. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $414 to cover the cost of Thi's CT scan and care, scheduled for February 17th. “Now, I feel too weak to do manual labor. I was working on a farm before, but I don’t think I’ll be able to do it any longer. In the future, I think I will try to start a small business in my village. I think I can sell vegetables and clothes. If I can do this, life will be easier for me,” she said. In her free time, Thi likes to use a meditation necklace to focus her mind away from her pain. “When I move the beads through my fingers, it helps reduce my pain.”

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$5raised
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Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Thi

Thi is a 47-year-old woman from Burma. She lives with her family in Myawaddy Township of Karen State in Burma. Only two of her children go to school. Her youngest boy is in third grade and her daughter is in fifth grade. Her oldest son works at her cousin’s vegetable shop in Bago. Thi has been unemployed for approximately five months due to her condition. Before her illness, she was a day laborer on a farm and her husband is a day laborer in construction. Around five months ago, Thi started feeling sick. She experienced weakness, trouble sleeping, heart palpitations (irregular heartbeat), and sweats. At first, she ignored these symptoms, hoping they would resolve themselves. However, the symptoms did not improve. About two months later, she went to a local doctor who gave her oral medication to use for a week, but she did not get better. She started feeling pain in her left abdomen, difficulty breathing, and trouble eating and sleeping. Doctors want Thi to undergo a CT scan, a procedure in which x-ray images taken from several angles are combined to produce cross-sectional images of the body. This scan will hopefully help doctors diagnose her condition and formulate an appropriate treatment plan. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $414 to cover the cost of Thi's CT scan and care, scheduled for February 17th. “Now, I feel too weak to do manual labor. I was working on a farm before, but I don’t think I’ll be able to do it any longer. In the future, I think I will try to start a small business in my village. I think I can sell vegetables and clothes. If I can do this, life will be easier for me,” she said. In her free time, Thi likes to use a meditation necklace to focus her mind away from her pain. “When I move the beads through my fingers, it helps reduce my pain.”

1% funded

1%funded
$5raised
$409to go