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

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Fully funded
Netsanet's treatment was fully funded on August 27, 2019.

Photo of Netsanet post-operation

April 8, 2020

Netsanet underwent multi-stage anorectal treatment.

Netsanet underwent a successful PSARP procedure to treat her congenital malformation on August 13th, 2019 and her colostomy closure was completed in March, 2020. She is now passing stool in a normal way. This treatment will help her lead a normal and higher-quality life in the years ahead.

Netsanet’s mother said, “I am so thankful for this operation and for this opportunity that saved my child’s life. I am thankful for this hospital, for the staff, and for its amazing service. God is good who made all this possible. I am happy for her result.”

Netsanet underwent a successful PSARP procedure to treat her congenital malformation on August 13th, 2019 and her colostomy closure was comp...

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July 22, 2019

Netsanet is a young student from Ethiopia. She was born with an anorectal malformation, a congenital abnormality that leads to a complete or partial intestinal blockage. She needs to undergo a series of procedures to eliminate bowel dysfunction.

Netsanet is scheduled to undergo surgery to correct her condition on July 23. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of Netsanet’s procedure and care.

After her recovery, Netsanet will no longer experience bowel dysfunction or be at risk of developing health complications in the future.

Her mother says, “I can’t afford the medical bill. We managed to come to hospital through the support of another organization.”

Netsanet is a young student from Ethiopia. She was born with an anorectal malformation, a congenital abnormality that leads to a complete or...

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Netsanet's Timeline

  • July 22, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • July 22, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Netsanet's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 27, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Netsanet's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 12, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Netsanet 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.

  • April 8, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Netsanet's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 16 donors

Funded by 16 donors

Treatment
Anorectal Malformation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,563 for Netsanet's treatment
Subsidies fund $63 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,427
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$42
Supplies
$0
Labs
$94

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