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Gebreegziabher is a brave teenager from Ethiopia who needs $1,500 to fund surgery to finally heal his birth condition.

Gebreegziabher
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April 6, 2022

Gebreegziabher is a brave, young, and fun boy who loves to hangout with his friends. He loves to play chase and other games with his friends and brothers. He has five siblings and shared with us that he loves goats! Gebreegziabher never went to school because of his condition. He is a shepherd and helps to keep the sheep and goats of his parents. Because of his condition, he has endured bullying, but he continues to be brave and his dad shared: “He is so strong despite his sickness. When others pick on him and speak bad things about him and things related to his disease he even gets in to fights.”

Gebreegziabher’s mom and dad counsel him and comfort him and help him to bring out self-confidence and strength. His dad and his mom are farmers and his mom takes care of all the household chores. Dad said: “Our area is dry. We work hard and farm but the harvest is poor with lack of rain. We purchase food because our harvest is not enough to support the family.” They also raise animals to support themselves. The community survives with the dry land and the scarcity of food by donations from the government and NGOs. But the past two years they couldn’t get the donation since they are in the war zone. For these reasons they can’t afford the medical bill for their son.

Gebreegziabher was born with congenital anomaly called bladder extrophy. That is an abnormally where the bladder is open to air. Given the pain and risk of infection, he just ties clothes around the wound. His mom is very much worried and concerned because of his condition. She shared that she has excluded herself from the community for years in taking care of him and raises him and recalls that when growing up, he would sit faraway from others and boys in his age. They keep up hope for better days ahead and are a loving family who support each other the best they can.

His Dad said: “He learned to exclude himself from others growing up. We are sad as a family because of his condition. The neighbor insults us, discriminate us and we feel so sad about this. We couldn’t tell what will happen to him. And we bring him to God always.”

Gebreegziabher is a brave, young, and fun boy who loves to hangout with his friends. He loves to play chase and other games with his friends...

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Gebreegziabher's Timeline

  • April 6, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • April 7, 2022
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Gebreegziabher 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.

  • April 11, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Gebreegziabher's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Gebreegziabher is currently raising funds for his treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Gebreegziabher's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

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