Success! Eric from Guatemala raised $210 to get healthy.

  • $210 raised, $5 to go
Fully funded
Eric's treatment was fully funded on November 11, 2012.

Photo of Eric post-operation

Eric finally received surgery to fix phimosis.

Eric’s doctor says, “Well it only took us a year and a half to get this done! Erick finally, after many mis-starts, cancelled appointments, and the like finally had his surgery! He is home recuperating and is feeling in great spirits. And very relieved to get this behind him. He is really getting into puberty now, so having this anatomic issue fixed is a major self esteem boost for him. His mother is thankful to the whole team for sticking with it and getting the surgery done finally, and thankful to Watsi for helping finance it!”

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Eric is an 8-year-old boy with phimosis, a common condition in which the foreskin of the penis does not move easily down. In Eric’s case this has led to multiple infections. If left untreated, Eric will continue to suffer from pain and serious infections that limit his ability to live a normal life.

Luckily, the treatment is very simple. Eric’s doctors told us that circumcision will cure this problem forever. They said that Eric is anxious to have surgery and go back to enjoying school and sports. Let’s help him get treatment and get on with his life!

Eric's Timeline

  • November 10, 2012

    Eric's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 11, 2012

    Eric's treatment was fully funded.


    Awaiting Eric's treatment update from Wuqu’ Kawoq.

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