Provide Surgery for Children in Ethiopia

by Touch the Nations
Provide Surgery for Children in Ethiopia
Provide Surgery for Children in Ethiopia
Provide Surgery for Children in Ethiopia
Provide Surgery for Children in Ethiopia
Provide Surgery for Children in Ethiopia
Provide Surgery for Children in Ethiopia
Provide Surgery for Children in Ethiopia
Provide Surgery for Children in Ethiopia
Jul 28, 2020

Ubah's Life Changing Surgeries

Ubah, a 13 year old girl, was born with Anorectal Malformations. On top of that, when she was young Ubah's hut was bombed by terrorists with her father and 5 sisters inside. No one survived. Since then she's dropped out of school and has become more and more withdrawn, spending most of her time alone watching TV. Her mother suffers with severe depression and spends most of her time the same way so Ubah's aunt takes care of them both. Ubah covers her face when others are around and only talks to her aunt. She and her mother were still hurting very much and struggling to cope with the loss of their family members, and her worstening health condition was neglected because of it. 

When Ubah arrived at the hospital an emergency colostomy was done. Throughout her care there the nurses and other staff learned about how much Ubah wanted to become part of her community again and was worried about the stigma around her condition.

After 3 different surgeries, Ubah has recovered fully and her digestion and bowel functions as it should!

By the time she left the hospital she no longer covered her face and even smiled! She talked about going back to school, growing up, and having a family of her own. She became excited about her life again! 

Her family could not afford any of these opperations but because of your support Ubah is healing in more ways than one. Thank you!


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Mariah Seigel
Omaha, NE United States
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