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Success! Kim from the Philippines raised $1,500 to fund arm repair surgery.

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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Kim's treatment was fully funded on October 31, 2016.

Photo of Kim post-operation

January 25, 2017

Kim underwent arm repair surgery.

He can easily move both of his arms, and he has gained confidence. He is much more active in his school’s extracurricular activities. Now, he will complete physical therapy. The whole family is very grateful to his donors.

“I’m very happy that I can now move my left arm freely,” says Kim. “My mama and papa are very happy for me, and I am not shy anymore. Now, I can participate well in all of my school’s activities…Thank you for your help. I can now achieve my dreams in the future with confidence.”

He can easily move both of his arms, and he has gained confidence. He is much more active in his school's extracurricular activities. Now, h...

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October 23, 2016

Kim is a six-year-old kindergarten student. He is a shy boy, and he loves his family very much. Kim needed treatment for a dislocated left arm.

Three years ago, Kim’s brother accidentally pushed him and he injured his arm. At the time, he underwent a closed reduction surgery and casting, but he could not afford followup check-ups with doctors. Since then, Kim had a hard time using his left arm. He was uncomfortable and experienced occasional pain.

On October 26, 2016, Kim received surgery to repair his arm. This treatment should restore his confidence and comfort. His parents no longer need to worry about him while he is in school.

Kim’s father is a farmer, and his mother is a housewife. They source food from their vegetable garden. His father’s income is just enough to pay for the children’s schooling. He does not have enough to pay for Kim’s $1,500 procedure.

“I was so very happy to know that Kim could undergo the operation to correct his condition,” says Kim’s mother. “It will be a great blessing to us because we cannot really afford the treatment on our own…Thank you so much for having a good heart to help us…We are hoping that this surgery will be successful and Kim can recover fast.”

Kim is a six-year-old kindergarten student. He is a shy boy, and he loves his family very much. Kim needed treatment for a dislocated left a...

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Kim's Timeline

  • October 23, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Kim was submitted by Krishiel Ferenal, National Health Officer at International Care Ministries.

  • October 28, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Kim received treatment at Tebow CURE Hospital in Davao 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.

  • October 31, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Kim's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 25, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Kim's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Treatment
Osteotomy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,603 for Kim's treatment
Subsidies fund $103 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$247
Medical Staff
$596
Medication
$147
Supplies
$0
Other
$613

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