Daniel is a 10-year-old student from Ethiopia. He is in second grade and loves school. His favorite subject is English. He also loves playing football and games with friends, eating fruits and eggs with injera. He is the fifth child in the family with four older brothers. Both parents are daily laborers on a farm and get income by sharing the profit during harvest with the landowner. They use the income to feed the family and also sell some of the produce to buy other goods for the house. During the rainy season, they engage in other labor work such as chopping wood, gardening and delivery of different goods. Even though their family income is sufficient to support the basic needs of their family, it is a challenge to afford Daniel’s surgery.
Daniel was born with hypospadias, a congenital disease that causes urinary dysfunction. Without treatment, he will continue to experience uncomfortable symptoms. Earlier he had two surgeries with Bethany Kids Myungsung Christian Medical Centre (BKMCM). For the third surgery, he had to wait for four years. The wait made him drop out of school and has affected his mental wellbeing.
Fortunately, Daniel is now scheduled to undergo corrective surgery on February 28th. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,293 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care.
Daniel’s dad said “I will be happy if my son completely heals and becomes free from shame. I am eager to send him back to school.”
Daniel is a 10-year-old student from Ethiopia. He is in second grade and loves school. His favorite subject is English. He also loves playi...
Daniel underwent hypospadias treatment so he can grow up healthy and return to school.
Daniel’s surgery went according to plan, and both the surgical procedure and his post-operative course were smooth and as expected. As a result, he can pass urine normally and significantly reduce the risks of cancer and future infertility.
This surgery is not only a physical transformation for Daniel, but it also has important psychological and emotional implications. It means that he can now resume his studies without the fear of stigmatization, as he will be able to lead a full life ahead.
The successful outcome of the surgery has brought Daniel closer to living a life that aligns with his true self. It has provided him with hope and a renewed sense of confidence, knowing that he will be able to navigate the challenges of life with improved physical health and emotional well-being. Daniel’s future is now brighter, and he can look forward to a future where he can pursue his dreams and aspirations without the limitations he previously faced.
His Dad said: “The hospital was great. I really want to thank God almighty. I am also grateful for the kind people who helped us in everything with my son’s surgery.”
Daniel's surgery went according to plan, and both the surgical procedure and his post-operative course were smooth and as expected. As a res...