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Netsanet from Ethiopia raised $1,500 to fund life-saving treatment for a birth condition.

Netsanet
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Netsanet's treatment was fully funded on May 20, 2021.
July 8, 2021

Netsanet needs to undergo cardiac care before her surgery can move forward.

Our medical partner just shared that doctors have determined that Netsanet also has a heart condition which can be common among patients with her birth condition. She has been referred to a cardiologist for treatment which is now underway. They have asked that we postpone her case and when Netsanet’s family returns after her cardiology treatment and she can safely undergo surgery, we will help support her care at that time. Thank you for your kindness and understanding.

Our medical partner just shared that doctors have determined that Netsanet also has a heart condition which can be common among patients wit...

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April 12, 2021

Netsanet is a 5-month-old baby girl from Ethiopia. She has seven siblings and loves to play with all of them along with her mom and dad. Netsanet’s dad is a traditional farmer. He has no land of his own, but farms another person’s land and shares the fruit with the owner. He also does labor work in his free time to earn more for their family. Most of the kids in the house attend school, but the oldest ones have also started working to support their family.

Netsanet 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 and reduce the risk of serious complications.

Netsanet is scheduled to undergo surgery to correct her condition on April 13th. 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.

Netsanet’s dad shared, “After receiving this treatment, I hope my baby will be able to use the bathroom comfortably.”

Netsanet is a 5-month-old baby girl from Ethiopia. She has seven siblings and loves to play with all of them along with her mom and dad. Net...

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Netsanet's Timeline

  • April 12, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • April 13, 2021
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Netsanet was scheduled to receive 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 14, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Netsanet's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 8, 2021
    FUNDING ENDED

    Netsanet is no longer raising funds.

  • July 8, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Netsanet's treatment did not happen. Read the update.

Funded by 29 donors

Funded by 29 donors

Treatment
Anorectal Malformation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,641 for Netsanet's treatment
Subsidies fund $141 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,427
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$42
Supplies
$0
Labs
$94
Other
$78

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