Joseph from Tanzania raised $1,100 to treat spina bifida and hydrocephalus.

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Joseph's treatment was fully funded on June 23, 2015.
  • Joseph's story
  • Joseph's update
June 17, 2015

Photo of Joseph post-operation

July 24, 2015

Joseph received treatment for spina bifida and hydrocephalus.

“I am so happy that my baby is alive and doing so much better," shares Joseph's mother. "He is feeding well and I can comfortably carry him ...

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Joseph's Timeline

  • June 17, 2015

    Joseph was submitted by Esupat Kimerei, Rehab Surgery Project Assistant Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • June 18, 2015

    Joseph received treatment. 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.

  • June 21, 2015

    Joseph's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 23, 2015

    Joseph's treatment was fully funded.

  • July 24, 2015

    We received an update on Joseph. Read the update.

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Kidus is a cute and playful little boy. He loves playing with toys and football with other children. His favorite food is Shiro (Ethiopian staple food) and meat. He also loves watching cartoons and is good at observing and imitating some characters from cartoon shows. He is the only child in the family. His dad is a tailor, employed at a local tailor shop. His father uses the little income to provide food for their family and pay rent. Kidus was born with a congenital anomaly called bladder exstrophy and he underwent surgery at BethanyKids with Watsi's support in 2021 to heal this condition. He was also born with a congenital anomaly called epispadias and has an inguinal hernia. Now he is scheduled for epispadias and right inguinal hernia repair. Epispadias impacts his ability to urinate and puts him at risk of future complications. Kidus is now much more playful than beforeand his family can see how intelligent he is. His family also shared how very much better psychologically they feel after his first treatment. But they are still worried about his urinary condition. He is now scheduled for the two surgeries that will take place simultaneously, and his family needs financial support. Kidus' father said, “Kidus means the world to me. To see him completely well will bring me so much joy. I want him to have a great personality with a kind heart; just like the amazing people helping him recover and become healthy. I really hope that he becomes a doctor in the future and helps those who are in need.”

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