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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 Foundation, 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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Chan is a 36-year-old woman who lives with her husband and father-in-law in Shwepyithar Town, Yangon Division. Chan’s husband works as a day labourer on a construction site, while Chan is a seamstress who works from home. In 2010, Chan started to feel tired, had a rapid heartbeat and developed joint pain. She went to the clinic in Thaton, where she lived at that time, and received an an echocardiogram (echo) and x-ray. The doctor also told her that, if her heart became too enlarged, she would not be able to control her condition with oral medication and she would not be able to have a baby. She then received oral medication for a week which made her feel better for a while. In September 2019, when she went back for her follow-up appointment, she received another echo. Following this, the doctor explained to her that her condition could no longer be stabilized with medication. As he knew that Chan could not afford to pay for her surgery, he referred her to Pinlon Hospital. On 17th September 2019, she met the staff at Pin Long Hospital and who then referred her to Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF). Currently, Chan suffers from chest pain, has difficulty breathing, has a rapid heartbeat and has lost weight. In her free times Chan likes to sew, cook and do housework. “When I’m fully recovered, I will continue to work as a seamstress, save money and live happily with family,” said Chan. “Once I have enough money, my husband and I have decided to adopt one child. And I want to do charity work and help poor people as much as I can.”

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