A seven-year old kid in the United States has raised money to help in the surgery of one Allimeda, a Ugandan girl suffering from exstrophy, a condition where the bladder is outside the body.

Mick Hullinger, also suffered from the condition and was successively operated. He was touched by the girl’s situation after hearing that her parents had abandoned her. Hullinger started raising the funds in August last year; he raised all the funds needed for the surgery alone.

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It was not possible to establish the amount of money raised by master Hullinger but the operation will be carried out on Friday at the Muljibhai Patel Urological Hospital, Nadiad, India by a team of 10 doctors from across the world.

Dr Mahesh Desai, director of the hospital, said Allimeda’s bladder is put inside the body after making a cavity in the pelvic area.

A US-based activist, head of Association for the Bladder Exstrophy Community, Pamela Block, notes that “it is inspirational for a kid who suffered bladder exstrophy helping another with the same condition.” Polly too adopted a girl from China whose bladder was outside her body.

Ms. Block says they opted for Indian hospitals because they are cheaper compared to other hospitals.

Bladder exstrophy is a condition that occurs in one out of seventy thousand people.


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