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Success! Abule from Ethiopia raised $961 to fund corrective surgery.

Abule
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  • $961 raised, $0 to go
$961
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Abule's treatment was fully funded on March 26, 2018.

Photo of Abule post-operation

May 9, 2018

Abule underwent corrective surgery.

Abule’s surgery was a success. He’s now recovering well and in good health.

Abule’s mother says, “My child is now recovering. I am so thankful for the surgery and I wish a long life for this service.”

Abule's surgery was a success. He's now recovering well and in good health. Abule's mother says, “My child is now recovering. I am so th...

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March 21, 2018

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.”

Abule is a student from Ethiopia. He has two siblings. His father practices traditional farming methods, while his mother sells vegetables i...

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Abule's Timeline

  • March 21, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Abule was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare Foundation, our medical partner in Ethiopia.

  • March 21, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Abule's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 24, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Abule 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.

  • March 26, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Abule's treatment was fully funded.

  • May 09, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Abule's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 24 donors

Funded by 24 donors

Treatment
Colostomy Closure
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $961 for Abule's treatment
Hospital Fees
$484
Medical Staff
$316
Medication
$58
Supplies
$93
Labs
$10

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