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Mekeya from Ethiopia raised $1,500 to correct an anorectal malformation.

Mekeya
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Mekeya's treatment was fully funded on May 8, 2015.

Photo of Mekeya post-operation

May 22, 2015

Mekeya received surgery to correct an anorectal malformation.

“I thank the donors very much for financing my daughter’s surgery,’’ shares Mekeya’s father.

“Mekeya had a successful surgery,” reports her doctor at African Mission Healthcare Foundation. “Mekeya will now be able to pass stool normally. She now has a chance of growing up normally and healthy.”

"I thank the donors very much for financing my daughter's surgery,'' shares Mekeya's father. "Mekeya had a successful surgery," reports h...

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April 6, 2015

Meet Mekeya, a two-year-old girl from Ethiopia.

“Mekeya was born without an anal opening,” shares our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF). “She could not pass stool normally and had to pass stool through her vagina with great difficulty.”

Upon her diagnosis, Mekeya received a colostomy, which has worked somewhat as a temporary solution. However, she needs an anorectoplasty to fully correct the problem and allow her to pass stool normally. The surgery will cost $1500, and Mekeya’s parents cannot afford the cost.

“Mekeya’s parents are farmers. They have spent all their money on health care diligently seeking for a cure for their daughter,” says AMHF. “However, despite all their efforts Mekeya is not yet well. They are deeply worried that Mekeya is in real danger and they are completely unable to pay for this life saving surgery.”

After treatment, Mekeya is expected to make a full recovery. “Mekeya will be able to pass stool normally,” says AMHF. “She will have a chance of growing up healthy and normally.”

Meet Mekeya, a two-year-old girl from Ethiopia. "Mekeya was born without an anal opening," shares our medical partner, African Mission H...

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Mekeya's Timeline

  • April 6, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Mekeya was submitted by Beatrice Njoroge, Curative Medical Support Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Ethiopia.

  • April 07, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Mekeya received treatment. 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.

  • May 01, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Mekeya's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 08, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Mekeya's treatment was fully funded.

  • May 22, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Mekeya. Read the update.

Funded by 33 donors

Funded by 33 donors

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