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Samuel from Ethiopia raised $1,000 to get healthy.

Samuel
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  • $1,000 raised, $0 to go
$1,000
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Samuel's treatment was fully funded on June 25, 2013.

Photo of Samuel post-operation

Samuel received surgery to remove the cancerous tumor that threatened his life.

Samuel’s surgery went very well. The huge mass was removed completely and his doctors say that his prognosis is very good. Samuel’s father is very happy with the outcome. “Thank you very much” he says. “I look forward to seeing Samuel get better from the surgery.”

Samuel's surgery went very well. The huge mass was removed completely and his doctors say that his prognosis is very good. Samuel's father i...

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Four-year-old Samuel from Ethiopia is unable to pass stool and he cannot sit down. He has a large, cancerous tumor, but he comes from a large, poor family and his parents are unable to seek medical attention for him. Samuel is currently bedridden because of his condition.

Samuel is a sweet boy with endless potential. But if his tumor is not removed soon, it will become fatal.

His parents “dream that one day Samuel shall be able to sit and play with his peers.” For $1,000, we can fund the resection of Samuel’s mass and help him live a normal life!

Four-year-old Samuel from Ethiopia is unable to pass stool and he cannot sit down. He has a large, cancerous tumor, but he comes from a larg...

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Samuel's Timeline

  • June 24, 2013
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Samuel's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 25, 2013
    FULLY FUNDED

    Samuel's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Samuel. Read the update.

Funded by 17 donors

Funded by 17 donors

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Aziza

Aziza is 14-year-old girl and the second born child in a family of three children. She has just completed her class seven exams and looks forward to joining secondary school once the national examination results are out. She would love to be a teacher when she grows up. Aziza was involved in a fire accident when she was just three years old and she had not been able to use her left hand to hold things or be able to participate in many home chores. Aziza had surgery in February 2020 to release the burn contracture on her hand, which went a long way to enable her to use her hand more. Now, Aziza also needs an amputation of the small finger of her left hand. Her small finger has significant flexion contracture with severe damage to the joint capsules. Aziza is being raised by one of her aunts while her other siblings are being raised by other relatives after their mother passed away three years ago. Their father is not reliable in taking care of the children, and that’s when relatives decided to come in to help since they would miss meals and they didn’t have anyone to wash their clothes or provide them with other needs. Aziza’s aunt has three children of her own and including Aziza she has a total of four children. Aziza’s aunt is a stay at home wife while the husband sells bicycle spare parts and repairs them for a living. The income is not much but just enough to help support the family. Aziza says, “I am scared to lose a part of my hand but I agree with the surgeons that it is necessary and I hope it will help me be able to use my hand more. Please help me get this treatment.”

72% funded

72%funded
$785raised
$303to go

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