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Ingrid from Guatemala raised $210 to remove a precancerous cervical lesion.

Ingrid
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  • $210 raised, $0 to go
$210
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Ingrid's treatment was fully funded on November 1, 2014.

Photo of Ingrid post-operation

February 12, 2015

Ingrid received a colposcopy to remove the precancerous lesion on her cervix.

Her doctor reports, “The precancerous area of the cervix was completely removed. This means that she is cured, and she will not need to have any additional medical procedures. She will continue in our women’s health program, where she will have regular screening for cervical cancer.”

Ingrid adds, “It is a great relief to know that the problem is solved.”

Her doctor reports, "The precancerous area of the cervix was completely removed. This means that she is cured, and she will not need to have...

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October 9, 2014

This is Ingrid, a 31-year-old mother of two living in Guatemala. She is a hardworking indigenous Mayan from a coastal community. Our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq, writes, “Ingrid makes ends meet for her family by picking coffee during the harvesting season and otherwise sells small amounts of tropical fruits in the market. Nevertheless, times are really hard, and money is scarce.”

“Ingrid has a precancerous spot on her cervix,” WK continues. “It was picked up during her participation in our cervical cancer screening program. If removed, she will be totally cured. However, if the lesion is left, it could grow and turn into cervical cancer.”

$210 will fund a colposcopy to remove the lesion, thereby preventing the growth of cancer. Ingrid says, “I’m so glad that we caught this early and that it is still curable.” Let’s help Ingrid live a full and happy life, cancer-free.

This is Ingrid, a 31-year-old mother of two living in Guatemala. She is a hardworking indigenous Mayan from a coastal community. Our medical...

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Ingrid's Timeline

  • October 9, 2014
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Ingrid was submitted by Peter Rohloff at Wuqu’ Kawoq.

  • October 13, 2014
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Ingrid received treatment. 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.

  • October 27, 2014
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ingrid's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 1, 2014
    FULLY FUNDED

    Ingrid's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Ingrid. Read the update.

Funded by 7 donors

Funded by 7 donors

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Taw

Taw is a 16-year-old boy who lives with his family in a village in Tak Province, Thailand. Everyone in his family works as a farmer and he's a student in the eighth grade. In September 2021, there was an outbreak of COVID-19 cases around his area and his school was closed. Since then, he helps out his family on the farm. Occasionally, he also helps out in their village to earn pocket money. On November 21st, Taw was riding a motorbike on a small dirt road to his family's fields. He was driving quickly, when suddenly another motorbike appeared driving straight towards him. He tried to move to the side of the road to let the other driver pass, but his motorbike slipped and his left ankle hit a stone beside the road, breaking his ankle in the process. At first he was in a lot of pain, but now the pain has lessened thanks to medication he is taking. However, the area around his left ankle hurts if he tries to move his left foot. Currently, Taw cannot put pressure on his left ankle and has to use crutches to do anything. With the help of our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, Taw will undergo surgery to reset his fractured bones and ensure proper healing. The procedure is scheduled for November 26th and will cost $1,500. After surgery, Taw will be able to walk again and he will no longer be in pain. Taw said, "I want to get better. My teacher told me that my school will reopen soon. Thank you so much to the donors and the organization who are willing to help me. Without your help, my family could never come up with enough money to pay for my treatment."

73% funded

73%funded
$1,100raised
$400to go

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