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Ethiopian woman to have surgery within 2 days! January 26, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — julieannclark @ 9:18 pm

From doma’s Medical Coordinator- Amber Kaufman, MSN, ARNP, CPNP–

I just received an update from Israel, our in-country coordinator, regarding the woman (Wiwkinesh) that needs surgery for her prolapsed uterus. She is approximately 38 years old, has three children, and lives in Bora — a very rural mountain community in southern Ethiopia. (We held a 2-day clinic in Bora during our last medical trip, and will be returning in April to do another 2-day clinic.) Israel has informed me that Wiwkinesh has traveled to Addis Ababa (the capital city, where she need to get the surgery) and will be going to the hospital tomorrow. He was not sure if she would have the surgery tomorrow or the next day. Please say a prayer for Wiwkinesh that the surgery goes well, that the surgeon has skilled hands, and that she heals quickly. Also please pray for her family as she is away from her children during this time.

Wiwkinesh had suffered several years with the condition and had no means of having it fixed. Doma thanks you for your overwhelming generosity for making this happen.

A key mission of doma is to prevent orphaned children through care for mothers in vulnerable and challenging situations. Thank you for bringing more of ‘home’ to this vulnerable mama and kids! Stay posted for news about the surgery!

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