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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!

Surgical Success Stories - Faltase, Aster, Mesegebe, Amate (#269 to & #272)

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Faltase is a sixty-year-old widow. She has had seven children and five are still alive. She’s suffered from her prolapse for one year and was so happy after her surgery to be prolapse free!

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Aster is 70. She has had six children and four of them are still alive. Amazingly, she’s only had her prolapse for one year but in that short time it had gotten very bad. She had a very successful surgery and is now recovering very well.

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Mesegebe is a widow who has sadly lost all of her children. Some of them died later in life which is how she has grandchildren that she now lives with. She is about 60 years old and has given birth to six children and has suffered from her prolapse for ten years. Despite all of these difficulties Dr. Nate says that she really has a great attitude and a sweet spirit. It definitely comes through from her picture!

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This lovely woman is Amate who is 45 years old. She has given birth to five children and four are still alive. She’s had her prolapse for 10 years and had a great outcome from her surgery. Thank you to our donors for making this happen!

Surgical Success Stories - 5 More Surgeries! (#264 & #268)

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Tadelesh, who is 55 years old, has seven children and they are all still living. She is widowed and lives with two of her children. She had suffered with her prolapse for four years before coming to see the doctors. She is now on the road to recovery.

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This woman is Adanesh who is 45 and had suffered from her prolapse for 15 years before going to Soddo Christian Hospital.. She has three children and is widowed.

Dr. Nate says: “One of our interns who is working with us for the summer originally saw her in one of the outlying clinics and then she saw her again in the operating room to observe her surgery. When Adanesh saw her again in the operating room she was SO excited to see a familiar face and was grinning from ear to ear as she received her spinal anesthesia. She was literally smiling every time I saw her in the hospital and went home Thursday a changed woman!”

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Desalech is 50 years old and has three living children after giving birth to seven. She’s also widowed and has suffered from her prolapse for eight years. She went home a very happy woman.

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Shagite is married and has gave birth to ten children, seven of whom are still alive. Although she had only had prolapse for one year she had a very severe case and had a successful surgery!

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Meselech is 40 and has given birth to eight children, seven of whom are still alive. She is also married and, like Shagite, had only had prolapse for one year but her case was very advanced as well. Her surgery was the most challenging but by the grace of God it went well and she is recovering on the ward. Thank you for making such a difference in her life!

Surgical Success Story - Askale (#263)

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Askale is a widow who has delivered six children, four of whom are living. She is very poor and has suffered from prolapse for more than seven years. She learned about our surgical sponsorship project from the women attending a Bible study that Allison (our WRAPS partner) was teaching in the countryside. She happened to mention that we were helping women with this condition free of charge. Askale is so grateful. She said she thought it would never be possible for her to have assistance with this condition. 

Thank you for helping her regain her dignity. 

Surgical Success Stories - Ayelech & Ayalech (#261 & #262)

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Ayelech has suffered from a prolapse uterus for eight years. She had surgery at another hospital for the same problem six years ago. Her prolapse was very significant but has now undergone successful surgery at Soddo Christian Hospital. She has delivered three children and one of them is still living. When the doctors were speaking to her husband about her medical challenges he responded, “I just want her to be healthy.” So thankful that she has the opportunity now!

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Ayalech is a widow who has suffered from prolapse for ten years. She has delivered six children but only three are still alive. She is so grateful for your assistance in helping to give her life back. Her surgery went very well!

Surgical Success Stories - Four More Surgeries! (#257 to & #260)

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Abebech has had prolapse for the past year. She has had five children and four are still alive. Her husband has five other wives (polygamy is fairly common in the rural areas of Ethiopia) and she lives with one of her children. Thank you for helping Abebech!

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Tadelech has had prolapse for four years. She has six children who are all still living. She is so very happy to be free of her prolapse!

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Loire is a mother of six children, four of whom are still living. She has had prolapse for three years and is now prolapse free thanks to our donors.

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Buruchke has had nine children and seven are still living. She’s had prolapse for four years and is now healing and recovering from her life-changing surgery.

Surgical Success Stories - Bodhe & Kukure (#255 & #256)

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Bodhe is 55 years old, is married and has had ten children but only two have survived. She’s suffered from her prolapse for the past year and is now prolapse free!

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Kukure is also 55 years old and married. She has had seven children and they are all still alive.  She has had prolapse for seven years and is now free from her prolapse as well. Dr. Nate struggled to get a good photo of Kukure since she’s been in some discomfort since her surgery so, as you can imagine, she didn’t really feel like smiling much on the outside. But inside, she is definitely smiling!

Surgical Success Stories - Six More Surgeries! (#249 to & #254)

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Gestane is 40 years old and had five children, three of whom are still alive.  She has had prolapse for one year and was so pleased to have her surgery!

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Amarech is 45 years old and has had seven children, all of whom are still alive. She’s suffered from her prolapse for one year and is now prolapse free!

Desalech is 45 years old. She has two children and has had prolapse for one year. Thank you so much for helping her.

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Abebech is 60 years old and has had prolapse for approximately one year after having had seven children, three of whom are still alive. She originally didn’t want to smile for the picture but then she started cracking herself up. We’re so happy for her!

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This spunky lady is Ayane who is also 60 years old. Amazingly she has had 12 children and unfortunately only four of them are still alive. She has had extremely severe prolapse for six years and there were some challenges with her surgery but the doctors expect and hope for a full recovery.

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Talgore had to wait three weeks for her surgery due to some medical issues but she couldn’t wait to return and have her surgery done! She is 60 years old and has had six children but only one has survived and she lives with that son.

Surgical Success Stories - Amarech & Atate (#247 & #248)

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Amarech is 50 years old. She’s widowed and has had prolapse for five years. She had three children and all of them are still alive. She lives with her youngest daughter and is so happy to be free of her prolapse!

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Atate, who states that she’s 60 years old, but the doctors think that she’s probably in her 70s. She needed some medical issues cleared up before her surgery but after those were addressed the team at Soddo Christian Hospital addressed all of her needs. She is widowed and had five children, four of whom are still alive, and she has several grandchildren.

Surgical Success Stories - Shimale & Wayze (#245 & #246)

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Shimale has unbelievably suffered from prolapse for 20 years - yes, 20 YEARS! - ever since the birth of her last child. She’s a 55-year-old widow and has given birth to nine children but only one has survived. She lives with that daughter. When her surgery was finished the smile on her face filled the room and she would not let go of my Dr. Nat'e’s hand.  She was SO thankful to you for her care and for the way that her life was changed! Isn’t her smile amazing!? According to Dr. Nate, it was even bigger in the operating room!

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Wayze thinks that she’s around fifty years old but she’s not sure. She is widowed and has had six children, three of whom are still alive. She’s had prolapse for three years and her surgery went extremely well. Thank you to our donors!