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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
raised
$0
to go
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.

  • 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 7, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Lemi 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.

  • February 15, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Lemi's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 42 donors

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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Ray

Ray is a 2-year-old boy who lives with his four brothers and parents in a refugee camp. His siblings go to school and his mother weaves traditional Karen skirts for sale at their home. Unfortunately, his father has been unable to leave the refugee camp to search for work since August 2021, due to local COVID-19 restrictions. When Ray was eight months old, his mother noticed a worrying swelling. She brought him to the hospital in the refugee camp, where a medic examined Ray and advised his mother to come back if it increased in size. In July 2021, his parents brought him back to the hospital for a medical examination and he was referred to Mae Sariang Hospital for further treatment. With the help of the organization Malteser International (MI) staff, Ray and his mother were brought to the hospital, where a doctor examined Ray and diagnosed him with an inguinal hernia. Ray has little appetite and cries frequently, and the pain he feels often causes him to wake up during sleep. After completing a physical examination, the doctor scheduled him to be admitted to the hospital on January 12th so he can receive hernia repair surgery the following day. As Ray’s family cannot afford to pay for surgery, MI staff referred him to our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, for assistance accessing treatment. This procedure will cost $1,486, and Ray and his family need help raising money. Ray's mother shared, “I will send Ray to school when he is older and I want him to become a doctor because I want my son to help the community and other families."

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$742raised
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