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Success! Kidus from Ethiopia raised $1,500 to fund life-changing surgery to help treat his congenital condition.

Kidus
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Kidus's treatment was fully funded on December 28, 2022.

Photo of Kidus post-operation

January 16, 2023

Kidus underwent life-changing surgery to help treat his birth condition.

Kidus’ surgeries proceeded successfully and he is recovering well! This will help him lead a full, active, and quality life.

Kidus’ mother said, “I am so thankful for all the help and treatment that this hospital did for my baby. Were it not for this hospital and our supporters he wouldn’t have survived this long. I hope he will be good with his education and become a doctor in the future. As he has received help, I hope he also will help so many others who suffer from such kind of conditions.”

Kidus' surgeries proceeded successfully and he is recovering well! This will help him lead a full, active, and quality life. Kidus' mothe...

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August 12, 2022

Kidus is a five-month-old baby from Ethiopia who is his parents’ first child. Some of his favorite activities include breast feeding and playing with his mother. His parents are both students and farmers. They earn their income by selling fruits from their farm; however, the weather in their area is very sunny and their land is dry, which makes their harvest limited.

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

Kidus recently underwent a colostomy, an intestinal procedure that inserts a colostomy bag. His parents share that paying for this surgery was very difficult. They had to borrow the money from individual loaners, and it has been difficult for them to repay it. In the middle of these challenging times, they heard about our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, and their care center, BethanyKids Myungsung Christian Medical Centre. Kidus’s parents decided to seek financial assistance so he could complete the series of surgeries he needs.

Kidus is now scheduled to undergo surgery to correct his condition on August 17th. Our medical partner is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of Kidus’s procedure and care. After his recovery, Kidus will no longer experience bowel dysfunction and will be able to live more comfortably and confidently.

Kidus’s dad says, “We were happy that we got this opportunity. We hope that our child will get the treatment and make stool just like other people.”

Kidus is a five-month-old baby from Ethiopia who is his parents' first child. Some of his favorite activities include breast feeding and pla...

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Kidus's Timeline

  • August 12, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • August 12, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Kidus's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 22, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Kidus 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 28, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Kidus's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 16, 2023
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Kidus's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 29 donors

Treatment
Anorectal Malformation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,641 for Kidus'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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