Success! Mamerta from the Philippines raised $1,500 for life-changing thyroid surgery.

Mamerta
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Mamerta's treatment was fully funded on March 7, 2016.
  • Mamerta's story
  • Mamerta's update
February 16, 2016

Photo of Mamerta post-operation

March 24, 2016

Mamerta received successful thyroid surgery.

"I am so thankful for the people who had extended their help to poor people like me," shares Mamerta. "Without you, I could not have the hea...

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Mamerta's Timeline

  • February 16, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • February 19, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Mamerta received treatment at Silliman University 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.

  • March 1, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Mamerta's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 7, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Mamerta's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 24, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Mamerta's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 57 donors

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Say is a 31-year-old woman who has lived with her family in a refugee camp for more than 10 years after fleeing the conflict in Burma. She is a homemaker who lives with her husband, elderly father, and three young children who are all attending school. The income for Say’s family comes from cash cards provided by an organisation in the refugee camp. Say’s husband works as a delivery driver outside the camp but he has been unable to work since December 2023 because Say’s father and eldest son have health issues that require support. Their monthly income is not enough to cover their living expenses and they sometimes need to borrow food before their cash card is refilled. Basic health care is provided by the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in the refugee camp free of charge, but not advanced care like Say needs. In 2022, Say began having pain, discomfort, and pressure in her abdomen. She was diagnosed with an ovarian cyst and has been advised to undergo a total abdominal hysterectomy which will remove her uterus and cervix. If left untreated, Say's symptoms will continue to worsen and put her at risk for further health complications. Say is scheduled to undergo a hysterectomy on February 22nd. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to cover the cost of her procedure and care. “I will look for a job as a nursery teacher in the camp, I used to do this before I had to stop. Thank you so much to the donors who are helping us pay for my surgery and thank you to BCMF. May you all be healthy, and God bless you,” shared Say.

$1,040raised
$460to go