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

Bereket
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Fully funded
Bereket's treatment was fully funded on August 31, 2017.

Photo of Bereket post-operation

August 28, 2017

Bereket underwent corrective surgery.

He underwent two successful surgeries. He will no longer experience bowel dysfunction.

His mother says, “God bless all who participated in his well-being. I can’t pay back the gift you gave me. What you did is incomparable from anything any one has done for me so far. God bless Watsi. All I can say is thank you.”

He underwent two successful surgeries. He will no longer experience bowel dysfunction. His mother says, "God bless all who participated ...

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March 27, 2017

Bereket is a seven-month-old baby boy from Ethiopia who lives with his parents. His father is a farmer, and his mother is a housewife.

Bereket was born with birth defect called anorectal malformation. His bowel does not function normally.

Fortunately, on March 28, Bereket will undergo the corrective surgery he needs to live a healthy life. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,500 to fund the procedure. This treatment will allow Bereket to live a healthy, normal life.

Bereket is a seven-month-old baby boy from Ethiopia who lives with his parents. His father is a farmer, and his mother is a housewife. B...

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Bereket's Timeline

  • March 27, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • April 4, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Bereket's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 4, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Bereket 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 28, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Bereket's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • August 31, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Bereket's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 9 donors

Funded by 9 donors

Treatment
Anorectal Malformation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,563 for Bereket'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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Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

U Chit

U Chit is a 42-year-old husband and father from Burma. He lives with his in-laws, wife and son. His father-in-law works as a day laborer, while his wife and his mother-in-law are homemakers. U Chit used to work with his father-in-law, and also as a motorcycle taxi driver for extra income. However, he stopped working in January when his health worsened. When schools reopen, his son will begin kindergarten. A little over a year ago, U Chit began experiencing dizziness, fatigue, tightness in his chest and difficulty breathing when he exerted himself. A month later, he visited a local clinic where he was diagnosed with high blood pressure. However, in December 2021, U Chit lost a lot of weight and experienced night sweats in addition to his other symptoms. He was diagnosed with aortic valve regurgitation, mitral valve regurgitation and tricuspid valve regurgitation, and was placed on a waiting list to receive surgery. Because his condition is severe, the doctor recommended that he undergo surgery as soon as possible. Fortunately, our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF), is helping U Chit access treatment. On April 8th, he will undergo mitral valve replacement surgery at BCMF's care center. After recovery, his symptoms should improve. Now, he needs help raising $1,500 to fund his procedure and care. U Chit shared, "I gave up and I was ready to die before. There are a lot of heart patients waiting to receiving surgery. Since I heard that I could have surgery with the help of donors, I feel like there is hope that I will survive. I have to look after my family because my son is still young. I will always remember everything the donors did for me."

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