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Success! Woldegibreal from Ethiopia raised $1,500 to fund bladder surgery to finally heal his birth condition.

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

Photo of Woldegibreal post-operation

October 5, 2022

Woldegibreal underwent bladder surgery to finally heal his birth condition.

Woldegibreal had a successful surgery and he recovered well from the operation. He now can live with dry clothes free from urine for the first time in his life. He has no more open bladder in his abdomen. This will help him lead a full and quality life.

Woldegibreal’s dad said, “I am happy that he got the surgery. Now we are discharged home and we hope he will be as normal as any other boy his age. We miss our family and its been months here with out them. Our special thanks goes to the doctors, nurses, our donors and all who supported us.”

Woldegibreal had a successful surgery and he recovered well from the operation. He now can live with dry clothes free from urine for the fir...

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May 23, 2022

Woldegibreal is a 10-year-old boy, living with his parents and two younger siblings in Ethiopia. He is an intelligent and loving boy, who helps his parents around the house, and with looking after his two siblings. He also loves music and playing football.

Woldegibreal was born with a congenital abnormality, which leaves his bladder exposed to the open air, and leaking urine directly into his abdomen. Because of this, Woldegibreal is prone to infections and injury to his bladder, and suffers from constant pain and discomfort.

There is a surgical procedure which can correct Woldegibreal’s condition. However, even though his parents work hard on the land that they have, they are unable to sustain their family, due to the poor harvests which result from the hot and dry area where they live. They survive with support from others and are unable to cover the costs of Woldegibreal’s surgery.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is seeking $1,500 to cover the cost of the life-changing procedure for Woldegibreal, scheduled to take place at BethanyKids Myungsung Christian Medical Centre on May 24th. This procedure will enable Woldegibreal to heal, and to enjoy a full and healthy life.

His father shared: “If he gets the surgery we will faint in happiness. We will bless all who helped him. We will send him to school. And we will lead our life with thanksgiving and gratitude.”

Woldegibreal is a 10-year-old boy, living with his parents and two younger siblings in Ethiopia. He is an intelligent and loving boy, who h...

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Woldegibreal's Timeline

  • May 23, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • May 25, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Woldegibreal 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 25, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Woldegibreal's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 29, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Woldegibreal's treatment was fully funded.

  • October 5, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Woldegibreal's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Treatment
Bladder Extrophy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $2,050 for Woldegibreal'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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Lwin is a 37-year-old wife and mother who lives with her husband and son on the Thai-Burma border. Lwin and her husband work as day labourers in a temple as a cook and gardener. In her free time, Lwin likes to garden and enjoys growing vegetables to eat and to donate to the temple. Lwin also likes to watch Thai movies. One night in March 2021, Lwin had a rapid heartbeat and felt dizzy. Lwin could not sleep that night so her husband brought her to a clinic the next day. The doctor referred her to Mae Sot Hospital in an ambulance, where she underwent diagnostic tests, but never received a diagnosis. Lwin was given medication to stabilize her condition. During her follow-up appointment in June 2022, Lwin received an echocardiogram and was diagnosed with mitral valve stenosis. The doctor then referred her to Chiang Mai Hospital for further treatment. Currently, Lwin suffers from shortness of breath and heart palpitations. Lwin reports her arms and legs feeling heavy and trouble sleeping. Lwin has little appetite and she has to sleep propped up on pillows. On January 13th, Lwin with receive surgery to improve her condition. Our medical partners, Burma Children Medical Fund, are helping Lwin raise $1,500 to cover the cost of this life altering surgery. Lwin shared, "I will never forget the donors who will help pay for my treatment cost. When I recover fully, I want to learn how to sew so that I can open a shop from my home and work as a seamstress."

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$608raised
$892to go

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