Success! Irene from the Philippines raised $1,128 to fund gallbladder removal surgery so she can live without pain.

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Irene's treatment was fully funded on January 20, 2024.
  • Irene's story
  • Irene's update
December 7, 2023

Photo of Irene post-operation

January 31, 2024

Irene underwent gallbladder removal surgery so she can live without pain.

Before, when the pain would attack, Irene needed a sedative and a lot of pain medicine. Now, she is relieved that she will never have to thi...

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Irene's Timeline

  • December 7, 2023

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

  • December 8, 2023

    Irene 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.

  • December 13, 2023

    Irene's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 20, 2024

    Irene's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 31, 2024

    Irene's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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Originally from Burma, Cherry is a 34-year-old woman who lives with her father's cousin and her two cousins in Tak Province, Thailand. Her two cousins are students, while Cherry is a homemaker. Her father's cousin runs her own small business, selling everything from makeup to food online or through her friends. They work hard to support their family. In the beginning of 2023, Cherry began to experience troubling symptoms, including swollen neck and discomfort when swallowing food. She was diagnosed with thyroid goiter. The thyroid is the gland located in front of your neck and produces thyroid hormones. These hormones are responsible for functions such as metabolism, growth and other bodily functions. She needs surgery to prevent her symptoms from getting worse. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is helping Cherry receive treatment. She is scheduled to undergo a thyroidectomy on January 24th at Mae Sot General Hospital. Surgeons will remove all or part of her thyroid gland. She and her family need help raising $1,500 for her treatment. Cherry said, "I feel stressed about my condition. Since I heard that my family who lives in Burma have now become displaced, I have felt more stressed and I am worried about them. I want to get treatment and recover soon so that I can look for a job and support my family back home. Thank you to all the donors and the organisation Burma Children Medical Fund for being willing to help me by paying for my treatment cost."

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