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Monina from the Philippines raised $489 to fund thyroid removal surgery.

Monina
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  • $489 raised, $0 to go
$489
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Monina's treatment was fully funded on August 31, 2017.
January 17, 2018

Monina did not receive treatment as expected.

Monina’s surgery schedule was moved several times because of some problems with her clearance result and the doctor’s availability. Unfortunately, she did not show up on her scheduled day of surgery, and our medical partner was unable to get in touch with her. They have informed her local health unit so that they can follow up with her.

Monina's surgery schedule was moved several times because of some problems with her clearance result and the doctor's availability. Unfortun...

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April 18, 2017

Monina is a 46-year-old mother from the Philippines. She has four children and is a loving wife to her husband.

For the past 16 years, Monina has had a lump on her neck that continues to increase in size, making it difficult to swallow and breathe. Monina also experiences fatigue while working, which has caused her to take significant time off from her job.

Monina sought an evaluation and treatment through our medical partner, International Care Ministries (ICM). She was diagnosed with having a goiter and hyperthyroidism, and was advised to have surgery to remove her thyroid.

She is now scheduled to undergo thyroid removal surgery on April 20, and is requesting $489 to cover the total cost of the procedure. After she recovers from her surgery, she will be able to work comfortably and provide for her family again.

“I am very happy to be a part of the ICM program that gave me a way to access treatment for my condition. I am very thankful to all sponsors who will fund my operation. For 16 years, I have been looking forward for this day to come. It’s like a dream come true and I really prayed hard for this. In our current situation right now, I know we cannot raise that big amount for the surgery. I am looking forward to be able to help my husband and our eldest child provide the needs of our family soon after the surgery. Thank you so much,” says Monina.

Monina is a 46-year-old mother from the Philippines. She has four children and is a loving wife to her husband. For the past 16 years, M...

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Monina's Timeline

  • April 18, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Monina was submitted by Krishiel Ferenal, National Health Officer at International Care Ministries.

  • April 20, 2017
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Monina was scheduled to receive treatment at Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center 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.

  • June 20, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Monina's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 17, 2018
    FUNDING ENDED

    Monina is no longer raising funds.

  • January 17, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Monina's treatment did not happen. Read the update.

Funded by 5 donors

Funded by 5 donors

Treatment
Thyroidectomy with Philhealth
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $489 for Monina's treatment
Hospital Fees
$153
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$108
Supplies
$0
Travel
$23
Labs
$145
Other
$60

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