Abule is a student from Ethiopia. He has two siblings. His father practices traditional farming methods, while his mother sells vegetables in their local market.
Abule underwent a colostomy, in which the end of the colon is brought through an opening in the abdominal wall. This surgery is often performed to bypass bowel malformations, but colostomies are usually temporary and may call for closure. In Abule’s case, his colostomy requires closure in order to restore bowel function and prevent future complications.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $961 to cover the cost of a colostomy closure for Abule. The surgery is scheduled to take place on March 22 and, once completed, will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently.
Abule’s mother says, “My husband is a farmer with low income which is not enough to support the family. My income is too low that is not even enough to cover the house rent. We came here by the help of another organization and we are hopeful that he gets the surgery.”