Zion is a playful and active baby girl from the Philippines. She loves to eat, dance, and play! Her mother stays home taking care of her, and her father works as an online seller.
Zion was born with an anorectal malformation, a congenital condition that leads to a complete or partial intestinal blockage. She needs to undergo a series of procedures to eliminate bowel dysfunction. While her parents share that her father’s income is enough to support their day-to-day needs, they cannot fund another surgery, especially since they are still working to pay off debt from Zion’s previous surgeries.
Fortunately, our medical partner, World Surgical Foundation Philippines (WSFP), can help. Zion is scheduled to undergo surgery to correct her condition on July 16th at WSFP’s care center, Our Lady of Peace Hospital. Now, her family needs support in raising $434 to cover the total cost of the procedure and care. After her recovery, Zion will no longer experience bowel dysfunction or be at risk of developing health complications in the future.
Zion’s mother shares, “This will be her third and last surgery. After the surgery, Zion will be able to play and move comfortably. As a parent, I don’t want her to get bullied and be hurt when she grows up. Thanks to Watsi and World Surgical Foundation Philippines, she can now grow as a normal kid.”