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Dibora from Ethiopia raised $1,500 to fund corrective surgery so she can live comfortably.

Dibora
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Dibora's treatment was fully funded on September 29, 2022.
September 30, 2022

Dibora was not able to undergo her treatment as she developed severe measles.

Our medical partner just shared an update on Dibora that we wanted to share with you right away. Dibora was scheduled for treatment, but prior to the surgery, she was diagnosed with severe measles and started to undergo treatment for this at another hospital. Sadly, her condition worsened with a high fever and respiratory problems and she has passed away. We are deeply saddened to hear this and our have shared our thoughts and condolences with her family. Dibora’s parents shared how are grateful they are for the support from Watsi during this hard time.

Our medical partner just shared an update on Dibora that we wanted to share with you right away. Dibora was scheduled for treatment, but pri...

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September 5, 2022

Dibora is a smiley and playful 13-month-old baby girl from Ethiopia. Her father is a farmer and her mother is a housewife. She has three older siblings and loves to eat and to play with her family.

Dibora was born with an anorectal malformation, a congenital abnormality that leads to a complete or partial intestinal blockage. Due to her condition, she developed a bowel obstruction and an emergency colostomy procedure was performed. She has had a number of complications due to this procedure, and requires an additional procedure to correct her condition.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is helping Dibora receive treatment. On September 8th, she will undergo corrective surgery at AMH’s care center. After her recovery, Dibora will no longer experience bowel dysfunction or be at risk of developing health complications in the future. Now, she and her family need help raising $1,500 to fund her procedure and care.

Dibora’s mother shared, “Once Dibora has recovered and is healed of this condition, I want to take care of her and her siblings well.”

Dibora is a smiley and playful 13-month-old baby girl from Ethiopia. Her father is a farmer and her mother is a housewife. She has three old...

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Dibora's Timeline

  • September 5, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • September 7, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Dibora's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 8, 2022
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Dibora was scheduled to receive 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.

  • September 30, 2022
    FUNDING ENDED

    Dibora is no longer raising funds.

  • September 30, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Dibora's treatment did not happen. Read the update.

Funded by 27 donors

Funded by 27 donors

Treatment
Anorectal Malformation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,641 for Dibora'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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Irine

Irine is a hardworking 76-year-old grandmother and widow from Kenya. She lives in a semi-permanent house and works as a small-scale farmer, growing food to feed herself. She receives other basic necessities from her children. Irine's home is located in an area with many hills, which become very slippery when it rains. One rainy day, Irine was doing her daily duties when she unfortunately slipped and fell. As she fell on the side of her hip, the load she was carrying also fell on top of her. She could not get up or move due to her right lower limb being in pain. Since she was home alone, she had to shout for help, and a neighbor eventually came to her rescue. A family member later took her to a hospital, where she was diagnosed with a fracture of her right femur. Irene currently experiences pain and is unable to use her leg. Although she was previously among the beneficiaries who received health insurance paid for by the government, the government eventually stopped providing payment. This meant Irine had to pay for her own monthly bill, a cost she could not provide. Due to financial constraints and not having insurance, Irine cannot fund her needed treatment. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On August 2nd, Irine will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. After the surgery, she will hopefully be able to walk and care for herself again. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,247 to fund this procedure. Irine says, "I know how my children struggle to earn a living. Kindly help me so that I may not be a burden to them.”

55% funded

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$687raised
$560to go

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