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Abdara is a 4-month-old baby girl from Colombia who needs $785 to fund cyst removal surgery so she can grow up healthy.

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June 6, 2022

Abdara is a sweet four-month-old Venezuelan girl who was born in Colombia. Abdara’s mother moved to Medellin, Colombia around four years ago in search of a better life. Abdara lives with her mother and her four aunts. Abdara’s Aunt Gabriela is the sole provider for their family and she works hard to meet all of their daily needs.

Abdara has been diagnosed with cereberal cysts that need to be removed. Fortunately, she will undergo surgery on July 13th and our medical partner, Clinica Noel, is raising $785 to fund Abdara’s medical care.

Her mother shared, “Please help my little princess. I just hope she has a better future than I. Everyday I pray for a miracle, not being able to pay for her treatment is always in my mind. I feel guilty but then I remember that I’m trying my best and continue fighting in this new country to work and move forward.”

Abdara is a sweet four-month-old Venezuelan girl who was born in Colombia. Abdara's mother moved to Medellin, Colombia around four years ago...

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Abdara's Timeline

  • June 6, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Abdara was submitted by SofĂ­a Gaviria Miranda, Head of Donations at ClĂ­nica Noel.

  • June 9, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Abdara's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 12, 2022
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Abdara was scheduled to receive treatment at ClĂ­nica Noel in Colombia. 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.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Abdara is currently raising funds for her treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Abdara's treatment update from ClĂ­nica Noel.

Funded by 14 donors

Funded by 14 donors

Treatment
Teratoma Resection
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $785 for Abdara's treatment
Hospital Fees
$553
Medical Staff
$167
Medication
$65
Supplies
$0
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

​What kinds of symptoms do patients experience before receiving treatment?

People with teratomas may not show any symptoms at first. Once symptoms develop, they can vary significantly depending on where the tumor is located. General teratoma symptoms may include: pain, bleeding, swelling, and hormone imbalances.

​What is the impact on patients’ lives of living with these conditions?

As the patient grows, the teratoma can grow with it and further impact that part of the body. All teratomas should be removed when discovered. Even if they aren’t cancerous, they can still grow rapidly or rupture, leading to other problems. When located in a visible spot, this can affect a patient's self-esteem and lead to bullying.

What cultural or regional factors affect the treatment of these conditions?

In the country, it’s hard to have access to good health insurance coverage, is rare that patients are driven to a specialized institution, and even when they are, families often don’t have enough money to pay for the treatment or to travel to the city where they are going to get surgery.

  • Process
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Risks and side-effects
  • Accessibility
  • Alternatives

What does the treatment process look like?

First, when a patient identifies symptoms they need to visit a pediatric surgeon. The surgical team analyze the best way to approach the whole teratoma for surgical removal.

What is the impact of this treatment on the patient’s life?

The impact of this treatment is an improved quality of life. Care will heal the pain and eliminate all the symptoms. Also in cases where the teratoma is visible to others, this treatment will help decrease self-esteem problems.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

Risk for this treatment is low, but as in any surgery, there’s a risk of bleeding or infection.

How accessible is treatment in the area? What is the typical journey like for a patient to receive care?

In the country, it’s hard to have access to good health insurance coverage, is rare that patients are driven to a specialized institution, and even when they are, families often don’t have enough money to pay for the treatment.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

There are no alternatives to this treatment

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