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Woldegibreal is a bright and gifted 10-year-old boy from Ethiopia who needs $1,500 to fund bladder surgery to finally heal his birth condition.

Woldegibreal
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May 23, 2022

Woldegibreal is a 10-year-old boy, living with his parents and two younger siblings in Ethiopia. He is an intelligent and loving boy, who helps his parents around the house, and with looking after his two siblings. He also loves music and playing football.

Woldegibreal was born with a congenital abnormality, which leaves his bladder exposed to the open air, and leaking urine directly into his abdomen. Because of this, Woldegibreal is prone to infections and injury to his bladder, and suffers from constant pain and discomfort.

There is a surgical procedure which can correct Woldegibreal’s condition. However, even though his parents work hard on the land that they have, they are unable to sustain their family, due to the poor harvests which result from the hot and dry area where they live. They survive with support from others and are unable to cover the costs of Woldegibreal’s surgery.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is seeking $1,500 to cover the cost of the life-changing procedure for Woldegibreal, scheduled to take place at BethanyKids Myungsung Christian Medical Centre on May 24th. This procedure will enable Woldegibreal to heal, and to enjoy a full and healthy life.

His father shared: “If he gets the surgery we will faint in happiness. We will bless all who helped him. We will send him to school. And we will lead our life with thanksgiving and gratitude.”

Woldegibreal is a 10-year-old boy, living with his parents and two younger siblings in Ethiopia. He is an intelligent and loving boy, who h...

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Woldegibreal's Timeline

  • May 23, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Woldegibreal was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • May 25, 2022
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Woldegibreal was scheduled to receive 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.

  • May 25, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Woldegibreal's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Woldegibreal is currently raising funds for his treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Woldegibreal's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

Treatment
Bladder Extrophy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $2,050 for Woldegibreal's treatment
Subsidies fund $550 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,688
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$135
Supplies
$0
Labs
$129
Other
$98

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