Success! Madeline from the Philippines raised $935 to fund a life-changing thyroid surgery.

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Fully funded
Madeline's treatment was fully funded on February 23, 2024.
  • Madeline's story
  • Madeline's update
August 11, 2023

Photo of Madeline post-operation

March 4, 2024

Madeline underwent a life-changing thyroid surgery.

Madeline's surgery was a success. She can move around more easily and no longer worries about her health getting worse. Madeline is excited ...

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Madeline's Timeline

  • August 11, 2023

    Madeline was submitted by Abegail Joy Cervania, Marketing and Communications Officer at World Surgical Foundation Philippines.

  • August 12, 2023

    Madeline received treatment at Our Lady of Peace Hospital 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.

  • August 21, 2023

    Madeline's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 23, 2024

    Madeline's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 4, 2024

    Madeline's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 20 donors

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Say is a 31-year-old woman who has lived with her family in a refugee camp for more than 10 years after fleeing the conflict in Burma. She is a homemaker who lives with her husband, elderly father, and three young children who are all attending school. The income for Say’s family comes from cash cards provided by an organisation in the refugee camp. Say’s husband works as a delivery driver outside the camp but he has been unable to work since December 2023 because Say’s father and eldest son have health issues that require support. Their monthly income is not enough to cover their living expenses and they sometimes need to borrow food before their cash card is refilled. Basic health care is provided by the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in the refugee camp free of charge, but not advanced care like Say needs. In 2022, Say began having pain, discomfort, and pressure in her abdomen. She was diagnosed with an ovarian cyst and has been advised to undergo a total abdominal hysterectomy which will remove her uterus and cervix. If left untreated, Say's symptoms will continue to worsen and put her at risk for further health complications. Say is scheduled to undergo a hysterectomy and our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to cover the cost of her procedure and care. “I will look for a job as a nursery teacher in the camp, I used to do this before I had to stop. Thank you so much to the donors who are helping us pay for my surgery and thank you to BCMF. May you all be healthy, and God bless you,” shared Say.

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