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Elvis from Guatemala raised $1,500 to fix his blocked tear ducts.

Elvis
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Elvis's treatment was fully funded on July 16, 2014.

Photo of Elvis post-operation

February 12, 2015

Elvis received a surgery to open up the blockage in his tear ducts.

His treatment was a success!

His doctors report, “Elvis is doing amazingly well. His tears are now draining normally and he is no longer at risk for chronic leakage of pus or chronic eye infections.”

Elvis’ mom is very excited about how this has gone! She says, “Elvis’ brother Henry had the same condition, and we were able to get them both operated on in the same week! I thought my sons were condemned to live with this condition forever, and I am relieved and profoundly grateful for the help we received.”

His treatment was a success! His doctors report, "Elvis is doing amazingly well. His tears are now draining normally and he is no longer ...

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July 1, 2014

This handsome face belongs to Elvis, a one-year-old little boy from Guatemala. He lives with his parents and older brother, Henry. Interestingly, this family is no stranger to Watsi! Henry was a patient in the past, and Watsi is excited to continue to provide “family based care” to this deserving family!

Like his brother, Elvis was born with blocked tear ducts in both eyes. This means that his eyes are constantly irritated and that his tears do not drain properly. In addition to being a cosmetic issue, this leads to frequent painful infections of the tear ducts.

For $1,500 Elvis can receive bilateral tear duct surgery, as well as the associated lab work, medications and transportation to and from the hospital. Successful surgery should allow Elvis’ tear ducts to drain normally, which will alleviate the pain and discomfort he is experiencing. Additionally, his appearance will improve. Let’s help this family for a second time and give Elvis the same care we gave to his older brother!

This handsome face belongs to Elvis, a one-year-old little boy from Guatemala. He lives with his parents and older brother, Henry. Interesti...

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Elvis's Timeline

  • July 1, 2014
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Elvis was submitted by Peter Rohloff at Wuqu’ Kawoq.

  • July 8, 2014
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Elvis received treatment. 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.

  • July 10, 2014
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Elvis's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 16, 2014
    FULLY FUNDED

    Elvis's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Elvis. Read the update.

Funded by 22 donors

Funded by 22 donors

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Selinah

Selinah is a 31-year-old nun from Uganda. She serves as a nun under Our Lady of Fatima Rushoroza and is currently posted to the formation house of the Missionaries of Africa. She does not receive salary for her services apart from a small allowance for personal use. She is the fifth born in a family of 10 and her parents are small-scale farmers. For three years, Selinah has been experiencing lower abdominal pains. She was treated for a bacterial infection with no change in symptoms. She has also had several medications from different medical centers. None of them helped, and in the last year her condition has worsened. She can no longer stand comfortably for long because she has pains extending to her lower body. Selinah has challenges getting out of bed due to this pain. Selinah has been diagnosed with leiomyoma and endometrial hyperplasia. If not treated, she is at a risk of endometrial carcinoma and other severe complications like anaemia. Selinah has sought financial support from her congregation, but shared that they are unable to meet the surgery cost because of the number of congregants affected by COVID-19. She needs to undergo a hysterectomy, a procedure in which surgeons will remove her uterus. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is requesting $319 to fund Selinah's surgery. On September 4th, she will undergo gynecological surgery at our medical partner's care center. Once recovered, Selinah will be able to resume her daily activities free of pain. Sister Selinah says, “My condition has generally affected my duties and life as a nun. Given treatment, I will be able to do all my day to day duties and be able to develop my congregation. I will continue serving the Lord by helping others where I can.”

40% funded

40%funded
$130raised
$189to go

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