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Success! Suliman from Ethiopia raised $1,021 to fund testicular surgery.

Suliman
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  • $1,021 raised, $0 to go
$1,021
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Suliman's treatment was fully funded on August 3, 2020.

Photo of Suliman post-operation

July 2, 2020

Suliman underwent testicular surgery.

The surgery was successful and his testicles were descended into the scrotum. This treatment will help minimize the risk of future infertility and cancer. Other conditions which can arise without this surgery are testicular torsion, trauma, and an inguinal hernia. Now, Suliman can grow up happy and healthy.

The mom shared, “I am happy for this surgery. I was afraid when he went to the OR. I thought this surgery was a risk. Thank God he had a successful surgery. I like to thank our sponsor Watsi for making this possible. I like the hospital. The service in the hospital is good. The place is quiet and peaceful. The nurses and doctors are also good.”

The surgery was successful and his testicles were descended into the scrotum. This treatment will help minimize the risk of future infertili...

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April 27, 2020

Suliman is an 11-month baby who needs surgery in Ethiopia. His family came from the Gambia in August 2019 in need of medical care. His mom gave birth to Suliman when she was 20 years old. She dropped out of school when she was in Grade 8 because her mom couldn’t afford to send her to school anymore.

Suliman has multiple birth defects including cleft lip, club foot, tongue-tie, fused finger, and bilateral undescended testicles. His mom tried to get her baby treated in the Gambia but the hospitals referred them to another country that can better provide the surgery. Since the family could not afford to get the child the surgery they communicated to different organizations and were able to come to Ethiopia. Suliman has now finished all his surgeries except undescended testicles and fused fingers.

Suliman was diagnosed with cryptorchidism, a condition in which one or both of the testicles remains undescended. If left untreated, Suliman has an increased risk of developing hernias, testicular cancer, and fertility problems in the future.

Suliman will be receiving assistance from our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF). Fortunately, he is scheduled to undergo corrective surgery on May 5th. AMHF is requesting $1,021 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care.

“I see good hope for him once he finishes his last operation. Because he will be free of all the potential deformities and disabilities and he can live like a normal person. He can live as healthy as others free from the risk of other future complications. And I believe he will go to school and help himself well,” Suliman’s mom says.

Suliman is an 11-month baby who needs surgery in Ethiopia. His family came from the Gambia in August 2019 in need of medical care. His mom g...

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Suliman's Timeline

  • April 27, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Suliman was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Ethiopia.

  • April 28, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Suliman's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 07, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Suliman 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.

  • July 02, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Suliman's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • August 03, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Suliman's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 21 donors

Funded by 21 donors

Treatment
Orchidopexy-Double
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,021 for Suliman's treatment
Hospital Fees
$471
Medical Staff
$422
Medication
$15
Supplies
$87
Labs
$10
Radiology
$16

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