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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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Vicky

Vicky is a friendly 38-year-old mother to four boys aged between 2 and 12 years old. She lives in a three-room semi-permanent house with her family. Her husband is a small-scale maize farmer who works tirelessly to support his family. Vicky has a big anterior neck swelling that moves when swallowing. The swelling has been there for ten years now and has been gradually increasing in size, with pain that aggravates her when she lifts heavy things. Vicky states that she first developed goiter when she was a form two student. It was removed in 2007 in a Ugandan hospital, but reappeared three years later. Vicky began to experience troubling symptoms, including being unable to eat, drink, or sleep comfortably. She had an especially difficult time when she was expecting her children. Neighbors always help her with home chores as her children are still young and her health condition limits her physical capacity. Sometimes she has elevated blood pressure that causes angina. At our medical partner's hospital, she was diagnosed with Multinodular Thyroid Cyst. She needs surgery to prevent her symptoms from getting worse. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Vicky receive treatment. She is scheduled to undergo a thyroidectomy on February 21st at our medical partner's care center. Surgeons will remove all or part of her thyroid gland. This procedure will cost $936, and she and her family need help raising the funds. Vicky says, ”I am so stressed with what I am going through. I would love to work together with my husband in order to provide for our family, but my health status cannot allow me. Please help me because I am optimistic that I will get well someday and be able to help.”

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$333raised
$603to go

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