Success! Marimar from the Philippines raised $1,253 to fund gallbladder surgery to relieve her pain.

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Marimar's treatment was fully funded on February 8, 2022.
  • Marimar's story
  • Marimar's update
January 31, 2022

Photo of Marimar post-operation

March 14, 2022

Marimar underwent gallbladder surgery to relieve her pain.

Marimar underwent surgery and is no longer in pain. She is feeling relieved and will now be able to go back to work full-time and support he...

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Marimar's Timeline

  • January 31, 2022

    Marimar was submitted by Kolyn Gervacio, Marketing and Communications Officer at World Surgical Foundation Philippines.

  • February 1, 2022

    Marimar 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.

  • February 2, 2022

    Marimar's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 8, 2022

    Marimar's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 14, 2022

    Marimar's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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Hosea is a 28-year-old from Kenya. He is the third child in his family of eight children and lives at home with his parents and siblings. Hosea works tirelessly on people's farms to meet his basic needs and spends most of his time at home helping his parents with their farm. Hosea loves football and enjoys playing the game with friends during his free time. Hosea was recently injured while playing football after one of the players accidentally kicked him. His friends brought him to the hospital. His right leg was swollen, deformed, and unable to be lifted due to the pain. Hosea received an x-ray, which revealed that he had complete fractures of the lower part of the tibia and fibula. He was then stabilized with a splint and scheduled to meet with the orthopedic surgeon the following day. Upon review, Hosea needs to undergo surgery to fix his broken bone and facilitate a quick healing process. Fortunately, on June 27th, Hosea will undergo a fracture repair procedure called an open reduction and internal fixation. This procedure will enable him to return to work and support himself and his family. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is requesting $1,145 to fund this procedure. Hosea said, "I am really suffering and, at the same time, giving people a hard time as they help me move from place to place. I am looking forward to getting well so that I may be able to work and earn as before. Kindly help me so that I may undergo this procedure."

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