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Estefany from Guatemala raised $455 for a hernia repair surgery.

Estefany
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  • $455 raised, $0 to go
$455
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Estefany's treatment was fully funded on May 26, 2014.

Photo of Estefany post-operation

February 12, 2015

Estefany received a hernia repair surgery to relieve pain and prevent future complications.

Her doctor says, “Estefany’s mom was so happy with the outcome of this surgery, and she thanks WK and Watsi for removing this worry from her mind. Estefany also dressed up for her after photo, and is in our competition for cutest kid of the year.”

Her doctor says, "Estefany's mom was so happy with the outcome of this surgery, and she thanks WK and Watsi for removing this worry from her...

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May 14, 2014

Meet Estefany, a delightful, rosy-cheeked girl from Gutemala. Estefany’s parents went to our partner organization, Wuqu’ Kawoq, for help because they were worried about their three-year-old daughter.

Estefany was born with a small inguinal hernia that has recently grown rapidly, causing her pain. Her doctors say there is a risk that the hernia will strangulate, leading to a life threatening loss of blood flow to her intestines.

The surgery to repair the hernia and protect Estefany from pain and future complications costs $455. Let’s show her parents our support and help Estefany grow strong and healthy!

Meet Estefany, a delightful, rosy-cheeked girl from Gutemala. Estefany's parents went to our partner organization, Wuqu' Kawoq, for help bec...

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Estefany's Timeline

  • May 14, 2014
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Estefany was submitted by Peter Rohloff at Wuqu’ Kawoq.

  • May 20, 2014
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Estefany 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.

  • May 21, 2014
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Estefany's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 26, 2014
    FULLY FUNDED

    Estefany's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Estefany. Read the update.

Funded by 3 donors

Funded by 3 donors

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73% funded

73%funded
$1,099raised
$400to go

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Leakhen

Leakhen is a bright and hardworking 12-year-old girl. She and her brother live with their parents, who are rainy day farmers, in Takeo province in Cambodia. Leakhen enjoys playing with her brother, reading books, and doing homework. When she grows up, Leakhen would like to be a teacher. Leakhen was born with congenital scoliosis. Congenital scoliosis is the presence of an abnormal curvature of the spine. The curvature causes the spinal column to bend left or right. Leakhen is not able to stand up straight or expand her lungs, which causes her frequent fatigue and chronic pain. Because of the stress that scoliosis places on the vital organs of adolescents and their ability to grow, active treatment is required. If not corrected, she could experience progressive weakness, numbness, or a loss of coordination. Leakhen is embarrassed to go places because of her condition. She has had two previous surgical procedures, and surgeons have determined that she needs a revision of her spinal rod to help her heal. Leakhen and her family traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On September 17th, she will undergo a revision of her spinal rod. During this procedure, surgeons will implant and expand a rod to allow her to continue to grow normally. Our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, is requesting $1,500 to fund this procedure. This covers medications, supplies, and inpatient care. This support will help her feel confident and be active like other children her age. Leakhen said, "I hope that my spine will look better and I can play with other children."

73% funded

73%funded
$1,099raised
$400to go