Success! Gebre from Ethiopia raised $1,500 to fund treatment to finally heal his birth condition.

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Gebre's treatment was fully funded on December 28, 2022.
  • Gebre's story
  • Gebre's update
November 28, 2022

Photo of Gebre post-operation

July 5, 2023

Gebre underwent life-changing treatment to finally heal his birth condition.

Gebre's surgery proceeded successfully and he recovered well from the operation. His colostomy is now closed and he is able to start using t...

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Gebre's Timeline

  • November 28, 2022

    Gebre was submitted by Ruth Kanyeria, SAFE Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • December 9, 2022

    Gebre's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 28, 2022

    Gebre's treatment was fully funded.

  • May 23, 2023

    Gebre 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.

  • July 5, 2023

    Gebre's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 26 donors

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Angela is a 32-year-old woman from Kenya. She is a single mother to four children between the ages of 4 and 13 years old. Her husband left to marry another woman, and Angela works hard to provide for her children. She was fetching firewood to sell to hotels and homes but became too ill to carry out this work. She also worked in a hotel as a cleaner, but the income was insufficient for their needs. Now, after taking her children to school, Angela stays in the area to carry water and wash clothes for residents. She also receives some financial support from her family. Angela shared that life has been challenging, but she is thankful to be alive and raising support for her treatment needs. Angela first met our medical partner's surgical team during a medical camp they hosted in her hometown a few months ago. During that visit, she was diagnosed with a non-toxic multinodular goiter. Angela’s symptoms began a few years back, including experiencing swelling on her neck and difficulty eating, swallowing, and breathing. She cannot sleep at night and becomes fatigued quickly. Angela needs to undergo surgery to heal and prevent her symptoms from worsening. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is helping Angela receive treatment. On March 16th, she will undergo a thyroidectomy at AMH’s care center. During this procedure, surgeons will remove all or part of her thyroid gland. AMH is requesting $936 to fund Angela’s surgery. Angela said: “Life is so hard, and sometimes I want to give up, but when I remember my children, I encourage myself to keep going only for their sake. When I get treated, I can work hard and provide for them without difficulty. Kindly help me.”

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