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Cesar Gutierrez

United States

Cesar's Story

Cesar joined Watsi on December 8th, 2014. 20 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Cesar's most recent donation traveled 8,800 miles to support Hai, a construction worker from Cambodia, to treat chronic ear pain.

Impact

Cesar has funded healthcare for 17 patients in 7 countries.

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Mary Lady

Meet Mary Lady, a seven-year-old girl who lives with her mother in the Philippines. When Mary Lady isn’t in school, she is expressing herself through her drawings or playing with some friends. Mary Lady has had some gastrointestinal issues in the past, which caused her to get a portion of her colon removed. Following this procedure, Mary Lady had to get a colostomy bag which collects stool outside of her body. Mary Lady is often bullied in school because of the smell that comes from her colostomy bag. She has also been having recurrent infections around the area where the bag is located. Mary Lady’s intestinal issues have been linked to Hirschsprung’s disease, a congenital disorder in which some nerves that allow the colon to contract and relax do not form. If she does not receive treatment for this disorder, she will have to wear a colostomy bag for the rest of her life. Fortunately, Hirschsprung’s disease can be treated with anal surgery. According to our medical partner, International Care Ministries, “The treatment will create a normal passage of stool for Mary Lady so that after it, she can have a complete treatment. After the treatment, she will be able to have another surgery that would close the colostomy.” For $965, all of Mary Lady’s surgical expenses will be covered, including seven days of hospital stay. “I am hoping and praying that my daughter will receive complete healing through your help, and that she will be able to live a normal life just like any other kid,” shares Mary Lady's mother.

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