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Success! Bizuayehu from Ethiopia raised $591 to fund a hernia repair surgery.

Bizuayehu
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  • $591 raised, $0 to go
$591
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Bizuayehu's treatment was fully funded on January 7, 2023.

Photo of Bizuayehu post-operation

February 1, 2023

Bizuayehu underwent surgery and is so happy to be feeling well.

Bizuayehu’s surgery proceeded successfully. This treatment will prevent chances of gangrene, bowel obstruction, and even death. Her pain and discomfort has also greatly reduced. It is expected that she will lead a healthy and comfortable life.

Bizuayehu’s mother said: “I see some changes in her already. She is eating well and there is not any swelling on her belly now. I am so thankful to the doctor and the other staff. I am thankful to our donors for paying for our treatment.”

Bizuayehu's surgery proceeded successfully. This treatment will prevent chances of gangrene, bowel obstruction, and even death. Her pain and...

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October 5, 2022

Bizuayehu is a beautiful and cheerful girl from Ethiopia who loves to talk and play with her mother. She asks a lot of questions and she is eager to learn about things. She especially loves dolls. Her mother washes clothes and makes injera (a traditional Ethiopian food) for a living.

Bizuayehu’s father abandoned her mother when she was pregnant. She shared that there was a time when she couldn’t pay for her rent and was out in the streets for several months. This led to malnutrition for both of them but they were able to recover with help from the hospital’s nutrition program. She is now living on her very limited income from making injera and washing people’s clothes in the neighborhood, and with support from another organization.

Since birth, Bizuayehu has had a bilateral inguinal hernia. The bulge is usually visible when she cries, coughs or strains. She also gets irritable and has reduced appetite. Fortunately there is a cure and on October 6th, she will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner’s care center.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $591 to fund Bizuayehu’s surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow her to live more comfortably and confidently.

Bizuayehu’s mother says, “Once my child gets better and cured she can join a daycare and I can do a better job to earn a better income. And I hope she will do well at school. I would like to thank BKMCM for all the support I got. I would also like also to thank our donors for this surgery. I don’t know what I could do if it was not for you and all the people at different times who supported me and encouraged me. I have been supported and gone through so many challenges, but I have had people by my side. I am thankful to God for this blessing.”

Bizuayehu is a beautiful and cheerful girl from Ethiopia who loves to talk and play with her mother. She asks a lot of questions and she is ...

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Bizuayehu's Timeline

  • October 5, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • October 10, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Bizuayehu's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 15, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Bizuayehu 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.

  • January 7, 2023
    FULLY FUNDED

    Bizuayehu's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 1, 2023
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Bizuayehu's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 12 donors

Funded by 12 donors

Treatment
Hernia Repair - Bilateral
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $591 for Bizuayehu's treatment
Hospital Fees
$259
Medical Staff
$185
Medication
$18
Supplies
$91
Labs
$10
Other
$28

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