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Success! Debash from Ethiopia raised $1,500 to fund surgery to treat a worrisome birth condition of his intestine.

Debash
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Debash's treatment was fully funded on March 13, 2022.

Photo of Debash post-operation

April 6, 2022

Debash underwent surgery to treat a worrisome birth condition of his intestine.

Debash’s surgery went well and his smile says it all! This procedure will help him to pass stool and he can go on to live a full, and high-quality life.

Debash’s dad shared, “Our hospital stay was very good. We were provided good care. It was beyond my expectation. I am so grateful for the service. Once he heals, I hope I will send him to school.”

Debash's surgery went well and his smile says it all! This procedure will help him to pass stool and he can go on to live a full, and high-q...

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February 16, 2022

Debash is an adorable two-year-old boy from Ethiopia. His dad shared that although he can be a bit shy in front of new people, his playfulness comes out whenever he’s around his siblings. He has three sisters and one brother. Debash’s parents are farmers on their own land, however the weather in their environment is dry most of the year, which causes their harvest to be limited. The amount of fruit they yield is frequently not enough to meet their family’s needs, in turn causing them to spend money on purchasing food, after consuming their own, for the rest of the year. During the months of the year when they are not farming, they work in a factory to earn additional income. Even so, their income is limited and supports the basic needs of the family.

Debash has a condition called Hirschprung’s Disease. This is a birth condition that affects the large intestine and causes problems with passing stool. As a result, Debash has needed a series of treatments to remove an abnormally functioning segment of his bowel. Now he has returned for a follow-up procedure to a colostomy operation he had when he was younger. Because of COVID-19, financial limitations, and social unrest in his region they weren’t able to follow up for his second surgery a quickly as they’d hoped and have been waiting a long time. A social worker met with their family and informed them of the services at our medical partner’s care center, BethanyKids Mygungsung Christian Medical Centre (BKMCM), and recommended they take Debash there to proceed with his needed treatment. Due to Debash’s condition, his parents are under a lot of psychological and financial stress. They cannot afford the medical bill for their son’s treatment, and appeal for help.

Fortunately, on February 17th, Debash will receive treatment at BKMCM. There, Debash will undergo hirschprung pull through surgery to remove the diseased portion of his intestine. With treatment, Debash will grow up to hopefully lead a happy life, and will no longer be in a constant state of discomfort. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, asks for $1,500 to help fund Debash’s medical bill.

His dad said, “We hope he will heal about his second surgery now. That will be great and it will make us happy. I want to educate my child. I hope he will get a good job after that. Either being a government worker or a doctor or a teacher or a trader or a farmer, I hope he will lead a good and healthy life in his future.”

Debash is an adorable two-year-old boy from Ethiopia. His dad shared that although he can be a bit shy in front of new people, his playfulne...

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Debash's Timeline

  • February 16, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Debash was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • February 20, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Debash's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 9, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Debash 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.

  • March 13, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Debash's treatment was fully funded.

  • April 6, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Debash's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 38 donors

Treatment
Hirschprung Pull Through
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,753 for Debash's treatment
Subsidies fund $253 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,490
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$42
Supplies
$0
Labs
$137
Other
$84

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