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Success! Adere from Ethiopia raised $1,040 to fund an epispadias repair procedure.

Adere
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  • $1,040 raised, $0 to go
$1,040
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Adere's treatment was fully funded on April 28, 2021.

Photo of Adere post-operation

April 11, 2021

Adere underwent his life-changing epispadias treatment.

Adere’s surgery proceeded successfully and the surgical team feels that no additional medical intervention will be necessary. Adere is recovering well from his operation and his family is relieve that now he will be able to use the bathroom comfortably and his personal hygiene will improve.

Adere and his brother Solomon shared, “Our hospital stay was very good,” and Solomon added that, “Now, [Adere] can wash his body as any other person. And he can lead his social life well. And he can play freely. For our family it is a big change and excitement.”

Adere's surgery proceeded successfully and the surgical team feels that no additional medical intervention will be necessary. Adere is recov...

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February 10, 2021

Adere is a 14-year-old boy from Ethiopia. He is a grade seven student who loves to go to school and study. Adere also loves music and spends his free time listening to country music and dancing with his friends. Adere’s parents are farmers of teff and maize, but they have a limited harvest each year due to the hot and dry landscape. The local community is mostly supported by government and NGOs for food and other basic need. His parents have 12 children, most of whom they are still supporting financially. As a result, Adere’s parents need assistance with the upcoming medical bill for their son’s surgery.

Adere was born with a congenital anomaly called bladder exstrophy, and last year he received surgery to treat this condition in BethanyKids Hospital funded through Watsi donor support. Now, he is scheduled to undergo another surgery for his epispadias condition. Epispadias is an abnormal defect in a sensitive area that prevents him from using the bathroom comfortably. His condition may also cause future infertility problems.

Adere will be receiving assistance from our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare. Fortunately, he is scheduled to undergo an epispadias repair procedure on February 11th. African Mission Healthcare is requesting $1,040 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care. This procedure will enable him to use the bathroom comfortably and prevent risk of future complications.

Adere’s brother shared, “I hope he can be relieved of this condition soon. That would be a great blessing for him and for our family. I hope he will be a doctor and treat children in need.”

Adere is a 14-year-old boy from Ethiopia. He is a grade seven student who loves to go to school and study. Adere also loves music and spends...

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Adere's Timeline

  • February 10, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • February 11, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Adere's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 8, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Adere 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.

  • April 11, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Adere's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • April 28, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Adere's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 34 donors

Funded by 34 donors

Treatment
Epispadias
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,040 for Adere's treatment
Hospital Fees
$885
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$40
Supplies
$0
Labs
$65
Other
$50

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Godwin

Godwin is three-month-old baby boy and the last born child in a family of two children. Godwin's parents are small-scale farmers and his father has a small shop where he sells fruits and vegetables. His parents have spent all their savings seeking treatment for Godwin. However, their savings were not enough to fund his medical bills and so they resorted to borrowing from their friends and relatives. They are still in debt and can no longer find any money to pay for their son's shunt revision surgery that he needs to treat his worrying condition. Godwin has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the brain and increases intracranial pressure. As a result of his condition, Godwin has been experiencing an increased size of his head due to fluid accumulation. Without treatment, Godwin will experience severe physical and developmental delays. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $765 to cover the cost of surgery for Godwin that will treat his hydrocephalus. The procedure is scheduled to take place on October 13th and will drain the excess fluid from Godwin's brain. This will reduce the intracranial pressure and greatly improve his quality of life. With proper treatment, Godwin will develop into a strong, healthy young boy. Godwin’s mother says “We can no longer raise the money needed to cover our son’s treatment. We are in debt and we have no one to run to, please help us."

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$669raised
$96to go

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