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Misgana is a sweet baby girl from Ethiopia who needs $1,500 to fund corrective surgery so she can grow up healthy.

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June 22, 2022

Misgana is a 15-month-old girl from Ethiopia. She is a happy and friendly baby. She has one older sister she loves to play with, and she also loves playing with her dolls. Her mom makes injera (a traditional Ethiopian food) for a living. She brings her two daughters along with her to work because she has no one to look after them while she is away. Misgana’s dad is a farmer and they live in a rented house.

Misgana 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.

Misgana underwent emergency colostomy surgery at BethanyKids Myungsung Christian Medical Centre (BKMCM) and now needs to have her next stage of treatment to fully heal. Her mom shared how difficult this has been on their family psychologically and that they cannot afford Misgana’s medical bill.

Fortunately, Misgana is now scheduled to undergo surgery to correct her condition on July 7th. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of Misgana’s procedure and care. After her recovery, Misgana will no longer experience bowel dysfunction or be at risk of developing related health complications in the future.

Her mom says “I hope my child will heal and grow. I want her to learn about God. And I wish she will get a good education and become a teacher.”

Misgana is a 15-month-old girl from Ethiopia. She is a happy and friendly baby. She has one older sister she loves to play with, and she als...

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Misgana's Timeline

  • June 22, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • June 23, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Misgana's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 7, 2022
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Misgana was scheduled to receive 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.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Misgana is currently raising funds for her treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Misgana's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

Funded by 29 donors

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