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Success! Andnet from Ethiopia raised $1,500 to treat his Hirschprung's Disease.

Andnet
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Fully funded
Andnet's treatment was fully funded on September 16, 2016.

Photo of Andnet post-operation

October 25, 2016

Andnet received successful surgery.

The surgery was designed to treat Andnet’s Hirschprung’s disease, which caused a segment of his bowel to function abnormally. During surgery, doctors removed blockage and abnormal tissue to connect the healthy sections of his bowel. Andnet’s risk of bowel obstruction and constipation has decreased. He is recovering well.

Andnet’s parents are very grateful. “We are so happy for the free service our child got,” they say. “We did not expect our child to get this operation for free and in this short period of time. We would like to thank you for this good deed you did for us.”

The surgery was designed to treat Andnet's Hirschprung's disease, which caused a segment of his bowel to function abnormally. During surgery...

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August 4, 2016

Three-month-old Andent lives in southern Ethiopia with his mother and father. He is very cute and loves to play and laugh. His father does not have a permanent job and works as a daily laborer with a low income. Andnet’s mother is a house wife.

Andnet was born with Hirschsprung’s Disease, or an abnormally functioning segment of the bowel. He has suffered with partial bowel obstruction & severe constipation. The problem was temporarily solved after Andnet underwent a colostomy.

Now, doctors at our medical partner will conduct a pull-through procedure. Done with an endoscope, the surgeon removes the blockage and tissue. The healthy sections of bowel are then reconnected.

Because of their low financial status, Andnet’s parents cannot afford the medical care their child needs. Treatment and surgery will cost $1,500. His condition is troublesome and both his parents are affected as a result of it.

“My daily income is very low and for this reason we can’t pay the bill by ourselves and get our child the treatment,” shares Andnet’s father. “This worries us a lot.”

Three-month-old Andent lives in southern Ethiopia with his mother and father. He is very cute and loves to play and laugh. His father does n...

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Andnet's Timeline

  • August 4, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Andnet was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare.

  • August 11, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Andnet received treatment at BethanyKids Myungsung Christian Medical Centre (BKMCM) in Ethiopia. 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 29, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Andnet's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 16, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Andnet's treatment was fully funded.

  • October 25, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Andnet's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 32 donors

Funded by 32 donors

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