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Success! Eldriyan from the Philippines raised $1,279 to fund corrective surgery so he can live a full, healthy life.

Eldriyan
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Eldriyan's treatment was fully funded on December 25, 2021.

Photo of Eldriyan post-operation

December 29, 2021

Eldriyan underwent corrective surgery so he can live a full, healthy life.

Eldriyan had a successful surgery! His family is relieved that he will no longer need pouches attached to his side. He can now fully experience life and childhood without his parents worrying about his condition for the rest of his life.

Eldriyan’s mother shared, “We are now seeing Eldriyan’s progress, he looks healthier and happier. We are so thankful to WSFP and WATSI for this chance of a lifetime. We are relieved that our baby will have a chance to live a normal life.”

Eldriyan had a successful surgery! His family is relieved that he will no longer need pouches attached to his side. He can now fully experie...

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December 8, 2021

Eldriyan is a 10-month-old baby boy from the Philippines. His father works as a coconut farmer, and his mother is a housewife.

Eldriyan was born with an anorectal malformation, a congenital abnormality that leads to a complete or partial intestinal blockage. He needs to undergo a series of procedures to eliminate bowel dysfunction.

When Eldriyan’s family learned about our medical partner, World Surgical Foundation Philippines, they traveled for nine hours to receive treatment. On December 10th, Eldriyan will undergo surgery to correct his condition. After his recovery, he will no longer experience bowel dysfunction or be at risk of developing health complications in the future. Now, our medical partner, World Surgical Foundation Philippines, is requesting $1,279 to cover the total cost of Eldriyan’s procedure and care.

Eldriyan’s mother shared, “thank you for the chance towards a better life for Eldriyan.”

Eldriyan is a 10-month-old baby boy from the Philippines. His father works as a coconut farmer, and his mother is a housewife. Eldriyan ...

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Eldriyan's Timeline

  • December 8, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Eldriyan was submitted by Kolyn Gervacio, Marketing and Communications Officer at World Surgical Foundation Philippines.

  • December 10, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Eldriyan 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, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Eldriyan's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 25, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Eldriyan's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 29, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Eldriyan's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 27 donors

Funded by 27 donors

Treatment
Anorectal Malformation
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $1,279 for Eldriyan's treatment
Hospital Fees
$277
Medical Staff
$330
Medication
$180
Supplies
$166
Labs
$201
Radiology
$11
Other
$114
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

​What kinds of symptoms do patients experience before receiving treatment?

Children born with anorectal malformations have dysfunctional bowels due to closure or partial closure of the anus.

​What is the impact on patients’ lives of living with these conditions?

Children with anorectal malformations are at risk for growth and motor development impairments and other severe complications. The child may also feel isolated or stigmatized given the dysfunctional bowel movement.

What cultural or regional factors affect the treatment of these conditions?

Teenage and late presentation for treatment of anorectal malformations is not uncommon in the developing world. Some of the reasons for late presentation include but are not limited to illiteracy, poverty, lack of awareness, and limited trained pediatric surgeons. In rural areas, babies with this condition can be considered cursed and are marginalized.

  • Process
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Risks and side-effects
  • Accessibility
  • Alternatives

What does the treatment process look like?

The anus will be surgically created within the sphincter muscle of the patient.

What is the impact of this treatment on the patient’s life?

The procedure gives the child a new chance at life without the shame of dysfunctional bowel movement, the need for a different diet, and dependence on his/her parents for irrigation and ostomy pouch. A better quality of life awaits every child who undergoes the procedure.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

Some of the potential side effects or complications include infection of the surgical site, narrowing of the anal canal, inability to control bowel movements, and rectum collapse.

How accessible is treatment in the area? What is the typical journey like for a patient to receive care?

World Surgical Foundation Philippines programs are known throughout the country so patients often travel from other islands and provinces where care isn't available to access treatment in the capital city.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

Patients with minimal bowel passage and without access to surgery opt for dilatation or irrigation to help pass stool easily.

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