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Success! Jayron from the Philippines raised $1,279 to fund surgery for his birth condition.

Jayron
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$1,279
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Fully funded
Jayron's treatment was fully funded on December 25, 2021.

Photo of Jayron post-operation

January 4, 2022

Jayron underwent surgery for his birth condition.

Jayron underwent a successful surgical procedure. He can now pass stool with the help of dilation and he’ll be able to completely pass stool after he undergoes one final procedure. This has been a long journey for their family and they are hopeful for a healthy future for Jayron.

“There is only one surgery left and he will be able to use the bathroom normally. He will not be excluded by his playmates because of his colostomy bag,” Jayron’s mother shared.

Jayron underwent a successful surgical procedure. He can now pass stool with the help of dilation and he'll be able to completely pass stool...

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December 17, 2021

Jayron is a three-year-old boy from the Philippines. His father is a vendor, while his mother is a stay-at-home mom. They shared that their income is just enough to meet their minimum needs.

Jayron was born with an anorectal malformation, which is a congenital abnormality that leads to complete or partial intestinal blockage. To address this condition, he needs to undergo a series of procedures to eliminate bowel dysfunction.

Fortunately, Jayron will undergo surgery to correct his condition on December 20th at our medical partner, World Surgical Foundation Philippines (WSFP). After his recovery, Jayron will no longer experience bowel dysfunction or be at risk of developing health complications in the future. WSFP is requesting $1,279 to cover the total cost of Jayron’s procedure and care.

Jayron’s mother shared, “The surgery will be a big relief to our family as it will help Jayron live a better life without worrying about his condition.”

Jayron is a three-year-old boy from the Philippines. His father is a vendor, while his mother is a stay-at-home mom. They shared that their ...

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Jayron's Timeline

  • December 17, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • December 20, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Jayron 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 22, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Jayron's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 25, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Jayron's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 4, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Jayron's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 16 donors

Funded by 16 donors

Treatment
Anorectal Malformation
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $1,279 for Jayron's treatment
Hospital Fees
$277
Medical Staff
$330
Medication
$180
Supplies
$166
Labs
$201
Radiology
$11
Other
$114
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

​What kinds of symptoms do patients experience before receiving treatment?

Children born with anorectal malformations have dysfunctional bowels due to closure or partial closure of the anus.

​What is the impact on patients’ lives of living with these conditions?

Children with anorectal malformations are at risk for growth and motor development impairments and other severe complications. The child may also feel isolated or stigmatized given the dysfunctional bowel movement.

What cultural or regional factors affect the treatment of these conditions?

Teenage and late presentation for treatment of anorectal malformations is not uncommon in the developing world. Some of the reasons for late presentation include but are not limited to illiteracy, poverty, lack of awareness, and limited trained pediatric surgeons. In rural areas, babies with this condition can be considered cursed and are marginalized.

  • Process
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Risks and side-effects
  • Accessibility
  • Alternatives

What does the treatment process look like?

The anus will be surgically created within the sphincter muscle of the patient.

What is the impact of this treatment on the patient’s life?

The procedure gives the child a new chance at life without the shame of dysfunctional bowel movement, the need for a different diet, and dependence on his/her parents for irrigation and ostomy pouch. A better quality of life awaits every child who undergoes the procedure.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

Some of the potential side effects or complications include infection of the surgical site, narrowing of the anal canal, inability to control bowel movements, and rectum collapse.

How accessible is treatment in the area? What is the typical journey like for a patient to receive care?

World Surgical Foundation Philippines programs are known throughout the country so patients often travel from other islands and provinces where care isn't available to access treatment in the capital city.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

Patients with minimal bowel passage and without access to surgery opt for dilatation or irrigation to help pass stool easily.

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