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Success! Mebruka from Ethiopia raised $1,500 to fund surgery on her digestive track.

Mebruka
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Mebruka's treatment was fully funded on April 24, 2020.

Photo of Mebruka post-operation

December 10, 2020

Mebruka underwent multi-stage surgeries on her digestive track.

Mebruka underwent successful surgeries over the past year to treat her congenital condition. She is recovering well and with her final surgery to close her colostomy, she can now grow up to lead a normal and high quality life.

Mebruka’s mother shared: “I am so happy by the result of the surgery. My baby is well and she started making stool in a normal way. Our hospital stay also was good. The service is excellent, it is clean, and the food is good. Thank God and all who helped her.”

Mebruka underwent successful surgeries over the past year to treat her congenital condition. She is recovering well and with her final surge...

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October 29, 2019

Mebruka is a cute baby girl from Ethiopia who loves people and to play with others. She loves eating spaghetti. She has one older sister and she loves to play with her. Her mom is a house wife and her dad is a daily laborer. They live in a rented house and the dad’s income is very much limited for the expenses of the family.

Mebruka 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.

Mebruka is scheduled to undergo surgery to correct her condition on November 5th. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of Mebruka’s procedure and care.

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

Her mother said, “It is my hope that my baby will heal and that makes me happy even now.”

Mebruka is a cute baby girl from Ethiopia who loves people and to play with others. She loves eating spaghetti. She has one older sister and...

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Mebruka's Timeline

  • September 29, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Mebruka 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.

  • October 29, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • November 15, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Mebruka's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 24, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Mebruka's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 10, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Mebruka's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 33 donors

Funded by 33 donors

Treatment
Anorectal Malformation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,563 for Mebruka'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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Myo is a 38-year-old from Thailand. He lives with his mother, sister, and a nephew in Mae Ku Village in the northern Tak Province. He moved from Burma to Mae Sot in 2008 search of better job opportunities. He and his sister work as agriculture day laborers while his mother looks after his nephew at home. In his free time, Myo loves to listen to music. Around two weeks ago, Myo developed a stomachache after he had dinner. He thought that it was because he had skipped lunch and ate too much during dinner. His mother bought him oral medication from the pharmacy and after he took it, he felt better. The next day, his stomachache returned in the evening. He took more of the same medication which helped to decrease the pain. Myo decided to rest two days at home and not go to work, in the hopes that he would feel better. Nevertheless, three days later he felt worse. He developed a sharp pain in his lower abdomen which made it hard for him to sit down or eat. When he tried to eat, the pain increased and his stomach became bloated. When Myo arrived at Mae Tao Clinic, the medic completed an ultrasound of his abdomen as well as a blood and a urine test. The medic told him that he has fluid build-up in his stomach. The medic inserted a tube through his nose and into his stomach to drain the build-up of fluid. He also received an intravenous (IV) line because he cannot eat anything since he arrived at MTC. If he tries to eat, the pain in his stomach increases. A few days after the tube was inserted through his nose, his stomach became less bloated. When the medic did another ultrasound of his abdomen a few days later he was admitted to the hospital, the medic found a small mass or cyst close to his navel. The medic told him he would have to go to Mae Sot Hospital (MSH) for further investigation and on the 18th of January 2021, Myo went to MSH with an MTC staff. At MSH, the nurse looked at his ultrasound result before scheduling him for a computerized tomography (CT) scan to confirm his diagnosis on 21st of January 2021. Doctors want Myo to undergo a CT scan, a procedure in which x-ray images taken from several angles are combined to produce cross-sectional images of the body. This scan will hopefully help doctors diagnose his condition and formulate an appropriate treatment plan. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $414 to cover the cost of Myo's CT scan and care, scheduled for January 21st. Myo's sister said, “Since my brother got sick, he cannot work, and I also cannot work because I have to accompany him. We do not have an income when we do not work and now, we are in debt.” Myo added, “I want to recover and work so that I can pay back our debt.”

13% funded

13%funded
$56raised
$358to go

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