Success! Marivel from the Philippines raised $890 to fund a thyroidectomy surgery so she can focus on her education.

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Marivel's treatment was fully funded on May 3, 2023.
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  • Marivel's update
December 8, 2022

Photo of Marivel post-operation

May 23, 2023

Marivel underwent a thyroidectomy surgery so she can focus on her education.

Marivel's surgery was successful! She's beyond grateful for the operation. Once fully recovered, she plans to apply for a part-time job to h...

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Marivel's Timeline

  • December 8, 2022

    Marivel was submitted by Abegail Joy Cervania, Marketing and Communications Officer at World Surgical Foundation Philippines.

  • December 10, 2022

    Marivel received treatment at Our Lady of Peace Hospital in Philippines. Medical partners often provide care to patients accepted by Watsi before those patients are fully funded, operating under the guarantee that the cost of care will be paid for by donors.

  • December 13, 2022

    Marivel's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 3, 2023

    Marivel's treatment was fully funded.

  • May 23, 2023

    Marivel's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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