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Success! Kidus from Ethiopia raised $1,500 to treat his birth condition of his bladder.

Kidus
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Kidus's treatment was fully funded on September 27, 2021.

Photo of Kidus post-operation

November 2, 2021

Kidus underwent life-changing treatment for his birth condition.

The surgery for Kidus proceeded successfully and he’s recovered well from the operation. His family is relieved that he can use the bathroom for the first time in his life and he no longer has an open bladder in his abdomen. This surgery will help him lead a full and quality life.

Kidus’s mom said: “The service we got from day one up to now is beyond my expectation. I am short of words to explain it. I am so happy. Kidus can now stop using diapers just like other kids. I hope he will be good in his education and reach somewhere good in his career and life. I thank God and the sponsors for seeing my suffering and helping my baby. I am grateful for all the good support we have received.”

The surgery for Kidus proceeded successfully and he's recovered well from the operation. His family is relieved that he can use the bathroom...

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August 31, 2021

Kidus is a cute baby boy who loves to walk. His dad enjoys walking with him and holding his hand, and Kidus loves it when his mom carries him on her back. He also loves to watch cartoons. Kidus’s dad and mom love each other so much and have a happy life together. Kidus’s father is a tailor. His income is very limited and barely enough to sustain the family through the month, but love fills their home, and their lives, with happiness.

When Kidus was born his parents learned that he had bladder exstrophy, a rare condition where children are born with an open bladder. His parents faced a challenge that they did not expect in their life, but they are facing it with courage.

Kidus needs surgery to perform a procedure to divert his urination to the anal opening & make a pouch bladder from the bowel. He will undergo this surgery on September 28th with our medical partner African Mission Healthcare (AMH) and his family needs $1,500 for the procedure.

Kidus’s dad said, “For thirteen days after his birth we worked hard to get him treatment but no one in the health centres could help us. Some health workers gave us hope and some health workers did not give us any hope.”

He is hopeful for after surgery, “After he gets his surgery and recovers I want to tell him the truth about his condition and what we went through as a result of it when he grows up. Also, I want to tell him how he got the treatment, about the people who helped him, how God helped him and gave him this healthy life. I will tell him this so he grows up grateful and he lives to support and help others. I want him to be good and caring and God-fearing. I want him to be there for others. I believe kindness is contagious.”

Kidus is a cute baby boy who loves to walk. His dad enjoys walking with him and holding his hand, and Kidus loves it when his mom carries h...

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Kidus's Timeline

  • August 31, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Kidus was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare.

  • September 7, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Kidus's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 27, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Kidus's treatment was fully funded.

  • September 30, 2021
    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.

  • November 2, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Kidus's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 39 donors

Treatment
Bladder Extrophy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $2,050 for Kidus's treatment
Subsidies fund $550 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,688
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$135
Supplies
$0
Labs
$129
Other
$98

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$120raised
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