Success! Peter from Malawi raised $733 to fund prostate surgery.

Peter
$733
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$0
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Fully funded
Peter's treatment was fully funded on August 31, 2017.
  • Peter's story
  • Peter's update
February 21, 2017

Photo of Peter post-operation

June 15, 2017

Peter underwent prostate surgery.

Peter's operation was a success, and he is recovering well! He is feeling much better and is excited to go home to his farm and his family....

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Peter's Timeline

  • February 21, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Peter was submitted by Sadie Bazur-Leidy, Director of Operations at World Altering Medicine.

  • February 22, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Peter received treatment at Nkhoma Hospital in Malawi. 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 23, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Peter's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 15, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Peter's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • August 31, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Peter's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 10 donors

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Yong is a 54-year-old construction worker who lives in Phnom Penh with his wife, one son, three daughters, and two grandchildren. His wife sells popcorn near the Tonle Sap River to families and tourists. In his free time, Yong likes to listen to music, help his wife clean the house, or watch TV. Yong has diabetes and high blood pressure. About three months ago, he stepped on a nail at work and injured his right foot. The wound became infected, a common occurrence for people with diabetes who may not even know of the injury. Initially, Yong did not seek medical treatment because he could not afford the care. But when the wound did not heal, he visited a local clinic where a dressing was placed on his foot. Unfortunately, the wound has gotten larger - it now covers his ankle, and he has a constant fever. Yong is in pain, and he can no longer walk on his right foot or work in construction. If not treated, his infection could lead to gangrene and the loss of his foot. He is worried because he cannot afford to support his family if he cannot work. When Yong learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre (CSC), he sought treatment. On September 19, surgeons at CSC will perform a skin graft procedure to clean away the dead skin and cover the ulcer with a skin graft. Doctors will use a healthy skin area (the donor site) taken from another part of his body and place it over the damaged skin. Now, Yong needs help to fund this $487 procedure. Yong said: "I hope my foot can heal from the infection and I can go to work again."

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