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Success! Lemi from Ethiopia raised $1,500 to fund corrective surgery.

Lemi
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Lemi's treatment was fully funded on January 26, 2019.

Photo of Lemi post-operation

February 15, 2019

Lemi underwent corrective surgery.

Lemi is recovering well. His mother is very happy and grateful.

Lemi’s mother says, “I am so happy that my baby got this surgery. To our sponsors, may God repay your help and support. Thank you so much.”

Lemi is recovering well. His mother is very happy and grateful. Lemi's mother says, “I am so happy that my baby got this surgery. To our ...

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January 10, 2019

Lemi is a baby from Ethiopia. He is the third child in his family. He loves to play and laugh with people.

Lemi was born with an abnormal bowel condition. He underwent a surgery that offered a temporary solution, but he needs to undergo another surgery to fully repair the condition. This procedure is scheduled for January 15 and will cost $1,500.

His mother says, “We are financially struggling to pay for medication and to provide him treatment.”

Let’s help Lemi’s family raise money for surgery!

Lemi is a baby from Ethiopia. He is the third child in his family. He loves to play and laugh with people. Lemi was born with an abnorma...

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Lemi's Timeline

  • January 10, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • January 10, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Lemi's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 26, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Lemi's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 07, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Lemi 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.

  • February 15, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Lemi's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Treatment
Hirschprung Pull Through
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,669 for Lemi's treatment
Subsidies fund $169 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,490
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$42
Supplies
$0
Labs
$137

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Hla

Hla is a 41-year-old woman from Burma. She lives with her family in a village in Kawkareik Township in Karen State. Hla is a homemaker, raises livestock, and looks after her niece while her sister teaches at a nursery school in the village. Her two younger sons and her brother-in-law are subsistence farmers who grow rice on rented land. Hla’s oldest son is a distance education student in university. One year ago, Hla felt a painless growth when she touched her lower abdomen. That same day, she went to see a traditional birth attendant (TBA) about this. The TBA told her that she had a gastric problem. The next day, Hla went to see a traditional healer receive blessed water in the hopes it would make the growth disappear. Although she drank the blessed water for around two months, the growth remained. As she did not think that the growth would make her seriously ill, she did not go to a clinic. In January 2020, Hla felt like the growth was increasing in size. She decided to visit Kawkareik Private Clinic where the doctor performed an ultrasound. She was told that she had a mass in her uterus. The doctor provided her with painkillers and she was told to only take it when she is in pain. Hla has been experiencing back pain and the mass increases in size day by day. She has been diagnosed with a uterine mass and has been advised to undergo a total abdominal hysterectomy, the surgical removal of her uterus and cervix. If left untreated, Hla's symptoms will continue to worsen and put her at risk for further health complications in the future. Fortunately, Hla is scheduled to undergo her hysterectomy on March 13th. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of her procedure and care. Once recovered, she will no longer experience back pain and she will be able continue working and helping out at home. Hla said, "I'm very scared when I heard that I need to receive surgery. When I got home, my family and friends encouraged me to not be afraid because there were many other people who had the same condition who recovered and became healthy again."

86% funded

86%funded
$1,301raised
$199to go

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