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Success! Angela from Guatemala raised $552 to fund prescription glasses.

Angela
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  • $552 raised, $0 to go
$552
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Angela's treatment was fully funded on January 8, 2018.

Photo of Angela post-operation

September 19, 2017

Angela received prescription glasses.

With the aid of Watsi funding, Angela has received glasses to correct her vision. Before receiving glasses, Angela suffered every day because her eyesight was so bad. Now, however, she no longer experiences problems with her eyesight, and does not struggle with blurry vision or seeing faraway objects. We are confident that Angela will continue using her glasses, and that they will help her in every aspect of her life.

Angela says, “I thank you for this great help that you gave me. None of this would have been possible without you all. May God bless each of you for the work that you do and for your great hearts. Thank you to the donors for supporting people in need.”

With the aid of Watsi funding, Angela has received glasses to correct her vision. Before receiving glasses, Angela suffered every day becaus...

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June 26, 2017

Angela is a 58-year-old homemaker from Guatemala. She has three adult children and lives with her daughter and grandchildren. She helps her daughter by taking care of her two young grandchildren.

Angela has struggled with her eyesight for many years now. She has never been able to afford to go to the doctor to get her eyes checked. Recently, Angela got the opportunity to attend a free clinic to get her eyesight tested. At the clinic, the doctors told her that she needs glasses to fix her blurry vision and inability to see faraway objects.

Angela is unable to pay the expensive cost of personalized glasses. Our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq, is requesting $552 to fund an eye ultrasound and travel fees and to fit Angela with prescription lens glasses.

These glasses will help Angela see better. She will be able to live and work more easily, and she can continue to take care of her family.

Angela says, “I am happy and wholly grateful for the support that I am receiving. They did some exams for me and I thought that my eyes could never be fixed. But, the doctor indicated that with glasses my vision could get better. This will help me greatly.”

Angela is a 58-year-old homemaker from Guatemala. She has three adult children and lives with her daughter and grandchildren. She helps her ...

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Angela's Timeline

  • June 26, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Angela was submitted by Hannah Shryer, Complex Care Coordinator/Research Intern at Wuqu’ Kawoq.

  • June 27, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Angela received treatment at Intituto Panamericano in Guatemala. 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.

  • August 3, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Angela's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 19, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Angela's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • January 8, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Angela's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 4 donors

Funded by 4 donors

Treatment
Strabismus Correction - Non-Surgical
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $552 for Angela's treatment
Hospital Fees
$0
Medical Staff
$54
Medication
$115
Supplies
$131
Travel
$67
Labs
$91
Other
$94

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Paw is a 24-year-old woman from Thailand. Originally from Burma, Paw, her husband, their three daughters and her parents fled in March 2021 after the Burmese military shot rockets into their village. In Thailand, as refugees, they cannot work, and have temporarily moved in with Paw's brother and his family. They receive rice from her brother's neighbors, while her brother's family provides them with vegetables and curries. In July 2021, Paw's parents and her two older daughters went back to their village when they felt it was safe to do so. Meanwhile, her husband and her three-month-old baby have stayed with her while she receives treatment in Chiang Mai. Two years ago, Paw noticed a mass on the right side of her neck. Her neighbor suggested she apply a natural remedy, but unfortunately, the mass remained and grew over time. In September 2019, she visited a local hospital in Thailand with her husband, but the surgery recommended was too expensive. She experiences pain near the site of the mass, and the mass is still growing. Paw sought treatment through our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF). She is scheduled to undergo mass removal surgery on August 16th, and now she needs to raise $1,500 to cover the total cost of her procedure and care. Paw shared, “I felt embarrassed and very upset when I first noticed that I had this problem. I will feel a lot better after my surgery because I have needed to receive it since I first went to see the doctor in 2019. In the future I want to look after my children and send them to school.”

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