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Success! Yesiraw from Ethiopia raised $1,500 for surgery to correct a bladder condition.

Yesiraw
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Fully funded
Yesiraw's treatment was fully funded on February 3, 2016.

Photo of Yesiraw post-operation

March 2, 2016

Yesiraw received surgery to treat his bladder condition.

“Yesiraw underwent successful bladder extrophy repair,” reports his doctor at African Mission Healthcare Foundation. “He is recovering well from the treatment and his bladder is no longer exposed to injury or infection. Yesiraw also no longer leaks urine.”

“After all this years finally my son has gotten treatment. What can I say now? All I can give is my gratitude for all who helped my child to become healthy,” shares Yesiraw’s father. “I especially like to thank the sponsor who covered my child’s bill. It is my prayer for this work to address all other people who are facing the same problem.”

"Yesiraw underwent successful bladder extrophy repair," reports his doctor at African Mission Healthcare Foundation. "He is recovering well ...

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January 24, 2016

Meet Yesiraw, a 11-year-old boy from Ethiopia. “Yesiraw was born with a congenital anomaly in which his bladder is exposed and outside his body,” our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF), explains.

Bladder exstrophy presents at birth, and has led Yesiraw to experience pain from irritation of the bladder and leakage. Because his bladder is exposed, he risks infection and further injury. As a result of his condition, Yesiraw has not been able to attend school and partake in many activities.

With a small income and a large family to support, Yesiraw’s father is not able to pay for the treatment of his son’s condition. He tells us that “all Yesiraw wants to do is go to school by any means possible.”

The treatment for bladder exstrophy is surgery. $1,500 will cover Yesiraw’s surgery, medication, lab tests, and hospital stay.

“We expect that after the surgery and recovery, Yesiraw will be able to join school,” AMHF informs us. “He will no longer have leakage or be at risk of direct bladder injury.”

Meet Yesiraw, a 11-year-old boy from Ethiopia. "Yesiraw was born with a congenital anomaly in which his bladder is exposed and outside his b...

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Yesiraw's Timeline

  • January 24, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • January 28, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Yesiraw received treatment at BethanyKids Myungsung Christian Medical Centre (BKMCM). 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.

  • February 01, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Yesiraw's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 03, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Yesiraw's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 02, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Yesiraw's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 25 donors

Funded by 25 donors

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