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Success! Bekila from Ethiopia raised $512 to fund hernia surgery.

Bekila
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  • $512 raised, $0 to go
$512
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Bekila's treatment was fully funded on March 1, 2021.

Photo of Bekila post-operation

April 11, 2021

Bekila underwent hernia surgery.

Bekila’s hernia surgery proceeded as planned and the medical team shared that no additional medical intervention is needed. This treatment will prevent the risk that Bekila could develop gangrene, a bowel obstruction, and other future complications. The pain and discomfort that Bekila was experiencing due to the growth of the hernia will also cease and the treatment will prevent tissue death that can be caused by hernia growth and restriction of blood and oxygen flow.

Bekila’s mom shared, “Our hospital stay was good. Now that he recovered well, I believe he will go to school without any worry and he can attend all his classes.”

Bekila’s hernia surgery proceeded as planned and the medical team shared that no additional medical intervention is needed. This treatment w...

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February 18, 2021

Bekila is an adorable young boy from Ethiopia who loves to spend his time with his mom and to play with other children. He is in grade 2 this year. His dad is a student in a college and studies plant science–he will graduate this month. His mom is a housewife. In the rainy season, they work on their farm. With the fruit of that, they earn enough to lead their life.

Since birth, Bekila has had an inguinal hernia. This hernia causes him weakness and pain affecting his studies and play. He was able to have his left-sided hernia treated earlier, but now needs treatment for his right inguinal hernia. Fortunately, on February 23rd, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner’s care center.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $512 to fund Bekila’s surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently.

His mother said: “I hope with this surgery, the bulge will disappear and he will get normal and free of any complications. And I hope he will be a doctor and one day help another sick child in the same condition as ours, troubled and worried.”

Bekila is an adorable young boy from Ethiopia who loves to spend his time with his mom and to play with other children. He is in grade 2 thi...

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Bekila's Timeline

  • February 18, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • February 23, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Bekila 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.

  • March 1, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Bekila's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 1, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Bekila's treatment was fully funded.

  • April 11, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Bekila's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 1 donor

Funded by 1 donor

Treatment
Hernia Repair - Single
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $512 for Bekila's treatment
Hospital Fees
$190
Medical Staff
$116
Medication
$18
Supplies
$153
Labs
$10
Other
$25

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