Success! Megersa from Ethiopia raised $1,231 to fund corrective surgery.

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Fully funded
Megersa's treatment was fully funded on August 10, 2018.
  • Megersa's story
  • Megersa's update
July 24, 2018

Photo of Megersa post-operation

September 12, 2018

Megersa underwent corrective surgery.

Megersa underwent successful hypospadias repair and he is recovering well. He is no longer at risk of urinary tract infection. His parent...

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Megersa's Timeline

  • July 24, 2018

    Megersa was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, SAFE Senior Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • July 24, 2018

    Megersa's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 10, 2018

    Megersa 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 10, 2018

    Megersa's treatment was fully funded.

  • September 12, 2018

    Megersa's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 17 donors

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Kyu is a 43-year-old teacher from Burma. She lives with her mother, husband, and two sons in Yangon Division, Burma. Kyu’s mother is retired, and her two sons are students. Kyu’s husband works as a motorcycle taxi driver. Kyu is a high school teacher who conducts classes from her home. Their combined monthly income is sufficient to cover their basic living expenses but they are not able to save money. When they have health issues, they rely on a nearby clinic for medical attention. In her free time, she enjoys reading books and she'd like to be able to continue teaching her students at home once she feels better. Kyu was born with an atrial septal defect (ASD), a condition in which a hole exists between the two upper chambers of the heart. Sometimes ASDs may close on their own during development, but sometimes this condition requires surgery to repair the hole and prevent long-term damage to the heart and lungs. Kyu is scheduled to undergo heart surgery on February 4th to correct the atrial septal defect and improve her quality of life. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to support the cost of Kyu's procedure and care. Kyu said “Since my heart condition worsened, I couldn’t teach my students due to my fatigue. Now I felt very happy when I learned that the BCMF organisation would support my surgery. Without the help of these donors, I couldn’t afford the treatment. I would like to be thankful to all donors and BCMF for supporting my surgery.”

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