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

Nimo
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Nimo's treatment was fully funded on December 4, 2022.

Photo of Nimo post-operation

January 15, 2023

Nimo underwent life-changing surgery to heal her birth condition.

Nimo had her surgery in July 2022 and finally underwent her colostomy closure in December. She has recovered well from the operation and is now making stool. This will help her lead a full and quality life ahead.

Nimo’s grandmother said, “I am so happy for the surgery, the progress, and the change I witnessed in Nimo. She eats well and can make stool now. I have an unending gratitude for the staff and all who helped us.”

Nimo had her surgery in July 2022 and finally underwent her colostomy closure in December. She has recovered well from the operation and is ...

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June 22, 2022

Nimo is a 3 year old girl, living with her grandmother in Ethiopia. When she was just a few months old, Nimo’s parents gave her to her grandmother, as with four other children already at home and Nimo’s medical condition, they were unable to take care of Nimo. Nimo’s grandmother, who has a small business, was already supporting four other people, so she shared that it is hard for them to survive from day to day.

Nimo was born with a congenital malformation, that led to a blockage in her intestines. At first, when Nimo began to show signs of this condition, her family didn’t have the funds to take her to the hospital. By the time someone provided funds so that Nimo could get to the hospital, she was weak and underweight from malnourishment. An emergency colostomy was performed, and over time, Nimo gained strength, and is now able to run and play with her friends. However, she still has multiple issues that require medical attention and additional surgery to help her fully heal.

Nimo is scheduled to undergo surgery to correct her condition on July 5th, at BethanyKids Myungsung Christian Medical Centre. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of Nimo’s procedure and care. After her recovery, Nimo will no longer experience bowel dysfunction, or be at risk of developing related health complications in the future.

Nimo’s grandmother says: “When she heals, I will go to my home and celebrate with my family. ”

Nimo is a 3 year old girl, living with her grandmother in Ethiopia. When she was just a few months old, Nimo's parents gave her to her gran...

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Nimo's Timeline

  • June 22, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Nimo was submitted by Ruth Kanyeria, SAFE Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • June 23, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Nimo's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 4, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Nimo's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 15, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Nimo 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 15, 2023
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Nimo's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Treatment
Anorectal Malformation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,641 for Nimo's treatment
Subsidies fund $141 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,427
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$42
Supplies
$0
Labs
$94
Other
$78

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