Mar 15, 2016

Recent Surgeries in Ethiopia


Thank you so much for your generous donations to provide surgery for children in Ethiopia!  Here are two recent stores of people who were helped through your generosity:

  • Besha is a young women who suffered from a condition called ARM (Anorectal Malformations), which causes urine and stool inconsistency. She was sad and desperate her whole life because of this condition, and most recently because she lost her parents and brother. The social stigma on patients with ARM is very high, and Besha could not go to school or get a job to afford her medical bills.  Thanks to your donations, we were able to provide surgery for Besha on February 22, 2016. She is now recovering from her surgery, where her malformations were repaired so that she is now urine and stool continent. Besha is now full of hope and thankful for all who helped her in the processes of getting her the treatment. She is thankful for the love and care she was receiving in the hospital, and is especially thankful for the sponsors who covered her bill.
  • When Manendene was six months old, he became very ill.  His parents, Tegege and Foziya, took him to doctors and discovered that he has kidney cancer.  They were very worried  as they both work in a factory and their monthly income is too low to cover the medical bills for little Manendene.  They could not find a way to get him treatment, until they heard about the partnership between Touch the Nations and Bethany Kids which provides surgical treatment at little to no cost for children whose families can't otherwise afford it.  Now because of your generous donations he can get the treatment successfully. We are so thankful to be able to provide our patients this privilege.

To help more young people like Besha and Manendene, please consider donating to this cause.  

Dec 4, 2015

Changing one life at a time

We strive to change the lives of Ethiopian children who need surgical intervention but whose families do not have the means to pay for it.  Here are the stories of two of the children who have been helped by your gifts:

  • Terefe is 18 years old.  She has suffered all her life with urine and stool incontenance due to a perforated anus.  Terefe has had five operations over the past 10 months.  She is now contenant after complete surgical recovery and is healing from the social trauma she experienced.
  • Berket had a huge mass on her chest, pushing into her liver and extending to her abdomen.  Other in-country surgeons had previously tried to operate on this mass, but the surgeries were not successful and Berket almost died.  Our doctors operated on her to remove the mass, and the surgery was successful.  Berket is now enjoying a smooth postoperative course

Thank you again for your generous donations to help children like Terefe and Berket.

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