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Success! Natinael from Ethiopia raised $1,500 to fund life-changing surgery to heal his birth condition.

Natinael
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
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Fully funded
Natinael's treatment was fully funded on January 27, 2022.

Photo of Natinael post-operation

March 16, 2022

Natinael underwent life-changing surgery to heal his birth condition.

The surgery of Natinael went successfully and he is recovering well from the operation. HIs family is relieved to see him dry from his birth condition for the first time in his life. This care goes a long way to help him lead a high quality life.

Natinael’s mom said: “Our hospital stay was good. The service, the rooms, the bed, the clean environment, every aspect of it was good. I am so happy that he got the surgery. I will raise him with love and educate him well.”

The surgery of Natinael went successfully and he is recovering well from the operation. HIs family is relieved to see him dry from his birth...

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January 17, 2022

Natinael is a sweet toddler who loves to play with toys. He loves birds especially looking at the doves where he lives with his mom. Natinael’s mom shared that he is shy and always wants to be at her side. She is a single mom and has been raising Natinael on her own with help from her family.

Natinael was born with birth condition called Bladder Extrophy, which means that his bladder is open to air and at great risk of infections and injury. He needs surgery to help heal his condition, but his mother is unable to afford the cost. She is very much worried and concerned by his health and wants to do whatever she can to make sure he grows up healthy. She shared, “At first I did not know about the gravity of his condition. Then when I went to the hospitals they said they can’t do the surgery and they referred me to another hospital. I was in so much distress. I thought ‘what is this disease that the doctors refer it to another hospital.’ One doctor explained the condition to me and that was my lowest time of my life. I couldn’t eat or drink or sleep. All I could do was cry. I asked God why this happened to me.” Fortunately someone referred her to an organization that knew our medical partner’s care center BKMCM Hospital where doctors can perform the surgery he needs.

Natinael’s mom says, “If he heals, I hope I will work hard and raise him well and give him good education. I did not go to school and that makes me to want to send Natinael to school more. I’d like to spend the rest of my life with him protecting him.”

Natinael is a sweet toddler who loves to play with toys. He loves birds especially looking at the doves where he lives with his mom. Natinae...

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Natinael's Timeline

  • January 17, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • January 18, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Natinael 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.

  • January 25, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Natinael's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 27, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Natinael's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 16, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Natinael's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 20 donors

Funded by 20 donors

Treatment
Bladder Extrophy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $2,050 for Natinael'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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