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courtney's Story

courtney joined Watsi on June 21st, 2014. 10 other people also joined Watsi on that day! courtney's most recent donation traveled 8,200 miles to support Aylen, a minister from Philippines, to remove painful gallstones.


courtney has funded healthcare for 13 patients in 7 countries.

patients you have funded

“Aylen is a very optimistic mother,” says our medical partner, International Care Ministries (ICM). “She always has this strong feeling of positivity even though they are experiencing different kinds of difficulty in life.” Aylen, a 49-year-old mother from the Philippines, "loves to interact with people, especially those that are members of her church.” After a recent visit to the ICM clinic, Aylen was diagnosed with cholelithiasis, also known as gallstone disease. This condition occurs when small masses harden within the biliary tract, most frequently in the gallbladder. At this stage of her disease, “Aylen is experiencing pain that radiates in her back,” explains ICM. Due to the symptoms caused by her condition, Aylen is having trouble doing her daily activities. In particular, ICM says, “She is having difficulty in doing daily household chores and taking care of her family.” However, Aylen’s family does not earn enough income to afford the cost of her treatment at this time. With $1,384, she will receive a laparoscopic cholecystectomy. This minimally invasive operation will remove the gallstones from her gallbladder. In addition to her surgery, Aylen will also receive five days of hospital care to ensure that she has access to all of the medical help she needs in the first several days of her recovery. After having the gallstones removed, “Aylen will be able to function better, especially in doing household chores and taking care of her family,” ICM explains. Looking ahead to the future, Aylen "is excited to take care of her family and be very active in the church when treatment is done.”

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