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Success! Fadumo from Somalia raised $1,495 to fund life-changing surgery.

Fadumo
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  • $1,495 raised, $0 to go
$1,495
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Fadumo's treatment was fully funded on November 13, 2016.

Photo of Fadumo post-operation

January 13, 2017

Fadumo underwent successful surgery.

Fadumo’s mucocele has been treated successfully. She is recovering well. Surgery has reduced both the pain that she was experiencing and her risk of further complications. Fadumo is ready to return to her home country.

“Thank you for the assistance,” says Fadumo. “I hope to get back to school and assist my parents back home.”

Fadumo’s mucocele has been treated successfully. She is recovering well. Surgery has reduced both the pain that she was experiencing and her...

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October 18, 2016

Meet Fadumo, an 18-year-old girl from Somalia. She is the first-born of nine children.

Eight years ago, Fadumo was milking her father’s goat when she sustained a head injury. Since then, frequent seizures, headaches, and medical travel have caused her difficulty in school. She cannot bend over to perform household tasks.

Fadumo has visited several hospitals in Addis Ababa and Hargesia without success. At one point, she was even told that there are no treatment plans for girls in Africa.

Finally, a missionary referred Fadumo to our medical partner’s hospital in Kenya, AIC Kijabe Hospital. Fadumo and her father journeyed to Kenya, where they stayed with a host family of the same religion.

Fadumo learned that she had a mucocele, or a mucus-filled mass, in her sinus. Without treatment, the mucocele would increase in size, putting Fadumo at risk of vision loss. She would also continue to experience seizures and headaches.

Fortunately, on October 25, 2016, doctors performed a craniotomy to remove the mucocele.

Fadumo’s father teaches religion, and her mother is a housewife. The family lives in traditional Somali temporary houses. They are unable to pay for Fadumo’s $1,495 treatment––which includes surgical costs, medications, and hospital stay––so they need our help.

“I want to be well to provide for my parents and get a quality education to help needy people at home,” says Fadumo.

Meet Fadumo, an 18-year-old girl from Somalia. She is the first-born of nine children. Eight years ago, Fadumo was milking her father's ...

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Fadumo's Timeline

  • September 01, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Fadumo received treatment at AIC Kijabe Hospital. 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.

  • October 18, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Fadumo was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare Foundation, our medical partner in Somalia.

  • November 02, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Fadumo's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 13, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Fadumo's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 13, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Fadumo's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 25 donors

Funded by 25 donors

Treatment
Craniotomy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,495 for Fadumo's treatment
Hospital Fees
$1,386
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$19
Supplies
$0
Labs
$38
Other
$52

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