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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
to go
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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55% funded

55%funded
$600raised
$489to go

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Lydia

Meet Lydia, a 25-year-old mother of three, living with her husband and children in rural Kenya. Lydia and her husband both work as farmers, and live with her husband's parents. Lydia, who has epilepsy, fainted while she was preparing food for her children. She sustained severe burns on her left hand, extending to the left forearm. Lydia was admitted to the hospital, where she was treated, but her wounds became infected, and she lost her fingers. After three weeks of medication and surgeries, Lydia’s medical costs rose to a level that her family could not sustain, so the decision was made to discharge her from the hospital, even though her condition had not improved. Lydia is worried about being able to care for her children now that she can no longer work as a farmer. Her mother-in-law is also concerned about her future, and the difficulties she may face: will she be able to do laundry and cook, will she face social problems or financial challenges? Lydia requires skin grafting to heal her burn wounds and treat her infection. Her family, who sold everything at home to raise funds for Lydia's initial treatment, cannot afford the cost of her procedure. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $1,089 to fund her surgery, which is scheduled to take place on May 25th, at AIC Kapsowar Hospital. Lydia shared: “It is difficult to look at my hand; I want to get better than this. Please help me improve the quality of my life.”

55% funded

55%funded
$600raised
$489to go