Evangeline is a 31-year-old woman who formerly worked as a spa attendant prior to being laid off during the pandemic. Evangeline shared that now she and her family rely on help from her mother to cover basic needs.
For about two months, Evangeline has been experiencing abdominal pain and nausea that went untreated. In April, she was rushed to our partner’s care facility, Our Lady of Peace Hospital, when her symptoms worsened. Evangeline received an ultrasound test which revealed she was suffering from Cholelithiasis, a condition in which gallstones form in the gallbladder. This condition requires Evangeline’s gallbladder to be removed surgically.
It has been difficult for Evangeline’s family to sustain their day-to-day needs, so our medical partner, World Surgical Foundation Philippines, is helping Evangeline raise the $1,253 to cover the total cost of her procedure and care. After her recovery, Evangeline will no longer experience severe abdominal pain and nausea. This life altering surgery will save her from further risk of developing severe health complications.
“After this surgery, I’ll be able to apply for a job and help support my family, especially my kids who are still very young,” Evangeline shared. “Thank you, World Surgical Foundation Philippines, and Watsi for not only helping me get the needed surgery, but also, for helping ease our worries about finances.”