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Abezash from Ethiopia raised $800 to get healthy.

Abezash
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  • $800 raised, $0 to go
$800
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Abezash's treatment was fully funded on April 5, 2013.

Photo of Abezash post-operation

Abezash will be able to pass stool normally thanks to your support.

“Abezash’s treatment has caused much joy with the family,” our medical partner writes. “They are happy that she will now be a normal child.”

"Abezash's treatment has caused much joy with the family," our medical partner writes. "They are happy that she will now be a normal child."...

Abezash is an eight-month-old girl who comes from a family of subsistence farmers in Ethiopia. She was born with rare birth defect that left her without a hole for passing stool. Her parents have four other children, and can’t afford the $800 surgery she needs to live a normal life.

Abezash received initial medical care as an infant, but she was left with a colostomy (an artificial opening for stool on the abdomen), which clearly isn’t a long-term solution for her problem.

AMHF tells us that Abezash’s parents, “would like the surgery done so that their baby can be finally normal.” They struggle with her condition being “culturally unacceptable” and want her to have the same opportunities as their other children.

Abezash is an eight-month-old girl who comes from a family of subsistence farmers in Ethiopia. She was born with rare birth defect that left...

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Abezash's Timeline

  • April 04, 2013
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Abezash's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 05, 2013
    FULLY FUNDED

    Abezash's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Abezash. Read the update.

Funded by 1 donor

Funded by 1 donor

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Atuzarirwe

Atuzarirwe is a 49-year-old farmer from Uganda. She is a mother of six children, five of whom are still in school. For the past five years, Atuzarirwe has had a worrisome anterior neck swelling. The swelling affects her breathing and causes her voice to be hoarse, especially when she is singing, a hobby she loves practicing especially in the choir. Atuzarirwe was referred to our Medical Partner's Care Center Nyakibale Hospital by a friend for treatment. Doctors there completed a scan and diagnosed a multinodular goiter, an abnormal enlargement of the thyroid gland. Atuzarirwe will need to have the goiter removed to prevent her symptoms from getting worse. However, Atuzarirwe faces financial constraints and is unable to raise the funds needed for her care. Together with her husband, she practices small scale farming to make ends meet. They work hard to make enough to support their daily needs, children's education fees, and basic healthcare costs. Atuzarirwe appeals for financial support for her surgery. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Atuzarirwe receive treatment. She is scheduled to undergo a thyroidectomy on February 23rd at our medical partner's care center. Surgeons will remove all or part of her thyroid gland. This procedure will cost $252, and she and her family need help raising money. Atuzarirwe shared, “I have really travelled from far and all I wish for is to regain my health once again and continue with farming.”

7% funded

7%funded
$20raised
$232to go

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