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Neima from Ethiopia raised $1,500 to fund life-changing surgery to eliminate a condition she has had since birth.

Neima
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Neima's treatment was fully funded on November 5, 2022.

Photo of Neima post-operation

December 20, 2022

Neima underwent life-changing surgery to eliminate the medical condition she has had since birth.

Our medical partner shared an update that Neima’s surgery was successful. She required additional medication that was not part of the original treatment plan due to a surgical site infection, but is now doing well! She had her colostomy closed and can now digest and use the bathroom like any other kid. This will help her lead a high quality life.

Neima’s mother said: “The hospital stay was good from the service to the treatment. This is all God’s work, and I am so grateful for it. I would like to thank the staff and the donors who worked hard to support her.”

Our medical partner shared an update that Neima's surgery was successful. She required additional medication that was not part of the origin...

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July 18, 2022

Neima is an adorable 16-month-old baby from Ethiopia. She loves to play and eat with her mother! She has an older sister who is eight years old. To support their family, her father works as a farmer and her mother manages their household.

Neima was born with an anorectal malformation, a congenital abnormality that leads to a complete or partial intestinal blockage. She needs to undergo a series of procedures to eliminate bowel dysfunction.

Her family has taken her to different hospitals seeking treatment, resulting in them using all of their savings. This left them unable to fund her needed treatments, so Neima went without a colostomy for one year. This led to her experiencing difficulty eating, only taking breast milk and liquids. She eventually developed bowel obstruction because of her condition, and an emergency colostomy was done. However, she now needs to undergo another procedure to eliminate her bowel dysfunction.

Fortunately, Neima is scheduled to undergo surgery to correct her condition on August 1st. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of Neima’s procedure and care.

After her recovery, Neima will no longer experience bowel dysfunction or be at risk of developing health complications in the future.

Her mother shares, “For my child, I am so hopeful that she will completely heal, and I will celebrate her birthday with my whole family. I will educate her, and I have hope that she will be a teacher or a doctor.”

Neima is an adorable 16-month-old baby from Ethiopia. She loves to play and eat with her mother! She has an older sister who is eight years ...

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Neima's Timeline

  • July 18, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • July 18, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Neima's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 5, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Neima's treatment was fully funded.

  • November 15, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Neima 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.

  • December 20, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Neima. Read the update.

Funded by 26 donors

Treatment
Anorectal Malformation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,641 for Neima's treatment
Subsidies fund $141 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,427
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$42
Supplies
$0
Labs
$94
Other
$78

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