Surgical Success Stories - Belaynesh, Galdame & Byenech (#308 to #310)

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Belaynesh is 40 and has six children who are all still living! She’s married and her prolapse returned about one year ago after her previous surgery and it quickly became very severe. She was able to go home as a new woman!

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Galdame thinks she is around 50 years old. She had four children and three are still alive. Her prolapse came back just one year after her first surgery so she’s suffered again for the last four years. She was also able to go home a changed woman. She was so so grateful to have her surgery and she had a huge smile on her face before she left to return home to her children.

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Byenech is 50 years old. She had eight children but only five have survived. She is married and her husband is a farmer. She’s had her prolapse for the past three years. She had a successful surgery and will be returning home soon to complete her recovery.

Surgical Success Story - Tadelech (#307)

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Tadelech has delivered six children and five are still alive. She actually underwent surgery 10 years ago for prolapse at another hospital. Her problem recurred two years ago and she developed severe prolapse. She had her prolapse surgery at Soddo Christian Hospital and now no longer suffers from this condition. Thanks to all of you who have made this possible!

Surgical Success Stories - 6 Surgeries! (#301 to #306)

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Eshale is 50 years old. She is married and had eight children, six of whom are still alive. She had suffered from her prolapse for one year and hers was an unusual type that primarily involved the small intestine, called an enterocoele. She is recovering very well now!

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Taylake had a very successful surgery. She is 65 years old and had six children, all of whom are still alive. She had her prolapse for more than six years before having it addressed by the doctors.

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After a blood transfusion the doctors were able to successfully perform Woyzare’s surgery. She is 40 years old and married. She had eight children and seven are still living. She’s suffered for two years with prolapse and it had even gotten to the point where she was having difficulty walking. She is grateful for the support of our donors!

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Elfinesh states that she is 50 but the doctors think that she’s probably closer to 65. She is widowed and had seven children, six of whom are still alive. She is accompanied by her granddaughter. She had very severe prolapse that was bothering her for the past year. The good news is that she is prolapse free and that she was singing during her surgery. She is a very very precious lady!

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Aster is 55 and she lives with one of her eight children who are still alive after giving birth to 11. She has her prolapse for the last four years and is now doing well back on the ward.

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All states she is 55 years old. She lives with one of her children. She had nine children and six are still alive. She’s suffered from her prolapse for the past year and was so happy and grateful to have her surgery performed today.

Life After Prolapse Surgery: a qualitative study

I used to have to walk by holding the prolapse; I couldn’t walk like I wanted to. I had a lot of problems. But I’m thankful after the surgery; it was a big change. I had suffered for six years.
— 32-year-old married woman

We love to support the work that the OBGYNs at Soddo Christian Hospital are doing by raising funds to sponsor surgeries for women who need a uterine prolapse repaired. You can learn all about this project here.

Recently a study was done on the effects of this surgery for women in rural Ethiopia and it came out with some very hopeful findings.

Interested in digging a little deeper into the struggles and triumphs of these women and those who are committed to caring for them? Click the link below to read the full study.

And, of course, you are invited to donate to this project to help even more women in rural Ethiopia.

CELEBRATING 300 SURGERIES!!!

 
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IT'S TIME TO CELEBRATE!! 🥳
Thanks to YOUR generosity, 300 women have had life-changing surgeries to correct their uterine prolapse (UVP). What a joy to see the faces and hear some of the stories of these women. Meet some of them on our blog including patient #300, Abayinesh. ❤️

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Abayine - our 300th sponsored surgery recipient - is married and has delivered seven children; five of them are living. She stated she had heard that the surgery was free through Soddo Christian Hospital and that is because of your generosity. She was so thankful because she had suffered from this condition for 13 years!! She underwent surgery and no longer has her prolapse! Thank you to everyone who has helped to make this possible.

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This is Abayinesh on her way home from surgery in a new dress that was donated to her. #beautiful (more on that later... stay tuned!)

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Abayinesh with the excellent OBGYNs at Soddo Christian Hospital: Dr. Nate (left) and Dr. Mark (right)

Surgical Success Stories - 5 More Surgeries! (#295 to & #299)

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Bafite is 50 years old and is widowed. She had suffered from her prolapse for the past eight years and is now prolapse free! She has had a challenging life and gave birth to nine children but only one has survived. She lives with one of her grandchildren and despite her difficulties has a wonderful attitude, a beautiful smile, and a sparkle in her eyes!

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Alamayehu is also 50 years old and widowed. She had 5 children and remarkably they are all still alive! She had her prolapse for the past year but in that brief time it became very severe. She lives in an area which speaks a different language than the rest of this area. Fortunately she was accompanied by her son who was able to translate for her. She is now prolapse free and is recovering well.

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Meselech says she is only 35 years of age. She’s suffered from her prolapse for the past year. She had four children, all of whom are still alive, and her husband is still alive. She’s now recovering on the ward and should be heading home very soon now free from prolapse.

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Anshame is 50 years old and had eight children and six of them are still alive. Her husband is still alive and he works as a farmer in the area. She’s suffered from her prolapse and has now had a successful surgery to correct it.

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Goite is 55 years old and widowed. She had six children and four of them are still alive and she lives with two of her children in the Gadalla area. Her prolapse had been present for three years but she is now prolapse free as well. We’re not sure her smile could be any bigger than it was before her surgery!

 

Surgical Success Stories - Nigate & Bafane (#287 & #288)

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Nigate is 55 year old and from the Gadalla area. She had ten children and sadly only three are still alive. She is widowed and lives with two of her children. She was so happy to have her surgery and had a huge grin on her face before she went to the operating room. She had suffered from her prolapse for three years before coming in to be seen.

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Bafane had six children and four are alive. She’s married and lives with her husband and one of her children. She first noticed her prolapse about 3 years ago and is now prolapse free!

Surgical Success Stories - 8 More Surgeries! (#279 to & #286)

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Elfinesh is 55 year old. She’s married and has five surviving children after giving birth to ten. She’s had severe prolapse for three years and has now had successful surgery!

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Zenebech is also 55. She is widowed and has delivered three children and two of them are still alive. She’s had her prolapse for one year and also had a successful surgery on the same day as Elfinesh.

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Sonde Wuza is 45 years old and all seven of her children that she has delivered are alive. She’s married and had been suffering for six years from her prolapse before finally seeking help. Her surgery went extremely well and she is currently home recovering.

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Tomes is 60 years old and has delivered seven children, four of whom are still alive. She’s widowed and had her prolapse for four years prior to seeking the help that she received from the doctors in Soddo.

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Talgore is 55, widowed, and has four children. She’s also suffered from her prolapse for the past four years and has now had a very successful surgery.

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Wokinesh is 45 years old and married. She gave birth to 11 children and five of them are still alive. After four years of suffering from prolapse she is now free from it. Thank you, donors!

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Dalibase is 65 years old and had her prolapse for 10 years prior seeking help. She had six children and five of them are still living. Her surgery went extremely well and she is now recovering nicely.

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Dunge is 50 years old and for the last two years had suffered from her prolapse. She had five children and three are still alive. Her surgery occurred first thing this morning and she’s resting comfortably now, free from her prolapse.

Surgical Success Stories - Beyenech, Danate & Amore (#276 to #278)

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Beyenech is 55. She has given birth to six children and four of them are still alive. She’s had prolapse for three years and has now had her successful surgery!

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Danate is 55 years old. She has had seven children and four of them are still alive. She’s also had prolapse for three years but her prolapse was significantly worse than Beyenech’s… but her surgery went extremely well, too.

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Amore is 50 years old. She has had seven children but only two of them have survived. She also had severe prolapse that she’s had for five years and like the other women is now prolapse free!

Surgical Success Stories - Yogite, Adanech & Ayelech (#273 to #275)

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Yogite is 60 and has had prolapse for four years. She’s widowed and lives with one of her five children who are still alive after she giving birth to eight. She was so so pleased to be able to come in and have her surgery performed. She feels wonderful and should be going home very soon!

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Adanech is 47 years old and married. She’s had prolapse for three years and along with some other issues . She’s had eight children and seven of them are still alive. The team at Soddo Christian Hospital were able to successfully address her prolapse and other issues . She is recovering and doing well.

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Ayelech is 50 years old and has had prolapse for two years. She has given birth to six children and four are still alive. She lives with her husband and helps on their family farm. Her surgery went particularly well and she is very pleased with the result!