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Success! Hamza from Ethiopia raised $1,500 to fund a mass removal in his abdomen so he can return to school.

Hamza
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Hamza's treatment was fully funded on June 9, 2021.

Photo of Hamza post-operation

July 8, 2021

Hamza underwent a mass removal and can return to school.

Hamza’s surgery was successful and he is recovering well from the operation. His swollen stomach is now back to normal and will be free of stomach discomfort, pain, and the risk of spreading of cancer and infection. Both Hamza and his family will no longer experience the negative psychological effects that result from fear of stigma and discrimination.

Hamza’s mom said “I am so happy for the treatment. Our hospital stay was good and I hope he can go to school without any worry now.”

Hamza's surgery was successful and he is recovering well from the operation. His swollen stomach is now back to normal and will be free of s...

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May 24, 2021

Hamza is a 4-year-old boy from Ethiopia and the sixth child of his parents. He loves to play football. He joined school but had to stop going as a result of his condition. Hamza’s father died a year and a half ago and his mom runs a small business selling charcoal in their village. His three older siblings do small business as shoe shiners and daily workers. Hamza’s mom shared that most of the time, their family eats twice a day because their income can’t afford three meals a day.

Hamza has been diagnosed with an abdominal mass called Neurofibomatosis. This causes swelling and a change of the shape of the abdomen. It also causes abdominal discomfort, pain, and bloating. Doctors have done a CT scan and identified a mass is on the wall of his abdomen that needs to be removed.

His mother shared: “Hamza wants to learn and I want him also to go to school. I hope after the treatment he’ll be as healthy as others and go to school.”

Hamza is a 4-year-old boy from Ethiopia and the sixth child of his parents. He loves to play football. He joined school but had to stop goin...

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Hamza's Timeline

  • May 24, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • May 25, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Hamza 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.

  • May 28, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Hamza's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 9, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Hamza's treatment was fully funded.

  • July 8, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Hamza's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 30 donors

Funded by 30 donors

Treatment
Abdominal Resection
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,614 for Hamza's treatment
Subsidies fund $114 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$624
Medical Staff
$543
Medication
$42
Supplies
$175
Labs
$10
Radiology
$143
Other
$77

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Daw Moe

Daw Moe is a 43-year-old mother from Burma who likes to listen to music in her free time. She lives with her husband and her two children. Both of her children had to stop going to school two years ago when she could no longer afford to pay for their school fees. Her husband sometimes works as a day laborer, and since unenrolling in school, her son now also works as a day laborer. Daw Moe has a cow, and they earn money by selling the cow’s milk. She would also help support her family by managing all of the household chores, but she has been unable to do much for the past five months due to her condition. Since then, her son and daughter have stepped up to help. Daw Moe has dealt with pain on the sole of her right foot since the end of January. The pain was initially caused by a blister, but even after seeking medical care at a hospital and treating the wound, the pain returned. She went back to the hospital about two months ago due to severe pain, and the doctor diagnosed her with a chronic ulcer. They gave her medications and cleaned the ulcer, but this did not heal her condition. The doctor told her that in order to properly heal, she would need to undergo a debridement, which is a procedure to remove any damaged or dead tissue. When she told the doctor that she could not pay for the surgery, the doctor referred her to our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF), for assistance accessing further treatment. Currently, Daw Moe’s right foot is in pain and swollen. She cannot walk and needs help using the restroom. To get around, she uses a wheelchair because she does not feel comfortable putting any weight on her right foot. She struggles sleeping at night because she feels saddened about her condition. She also can no longer help with household chores, so her son has to handle everything while her daughter looks after her in the hospital. Fortunately, BCMF is helping Daw Moe receive treatment. On July 8th, surgeons will perform a debridement to help relieve her pain and allow her to walk again. Now, Daw Moe needs help to fund this $694 procedure. Daw Moe expresses, “I feel pity on my son as he has to do everything when I am admitted at the hospital. He is also the sole bread winner, as my husband hardly works. I hope that I will get well soon so that I can go home and help him.”

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$95raised
$599to go

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