Gerry is a 48-year-old man from the Philippines. He is a dedicated husband and father who works hard as an on-call driver to support his family.
For more than 20 years, Gerry has experienced mild abdominal pain. He visited a hospital for medical attention and was supposed to receive surgical treatment. However, due to the hospital’s limited capacity and high influx of emergency cases, Gerry’s surgery was deferred.
As time passed, Gerry’s symptoms worsened and he experienced intense pain more frequently. It became increasingly difficult for him to carry out his daily activities, work, and provide for his family. Now, Gerry is once again seeking medical attention.
Fortunately, our medical partner, World Surgical Foundation Philippines (WSFP), can help. Gerry visited WSFP’s care center where he had another medical checkup. Doctors advised that Gerry undergo a cholecystectomy, the surgical removal of the gallbladder. Now, Gerry is scheduled to undergo a cholecystectomy on June 24th. Philippine Health Insurance Corporation is covering a portion of the cost of the procedure, and WSFP is raising the remaining $1128 to cover the cost of Gerry’s surgery and care.
Gerry shared, “This free surgery is truly beneficial to us because we are really struggling financially. We have no money to spend for my needed treatment, so I’m so grateful to WATSI and the World Surgical Foundation Philippines!”