Success! Colling from Tanzania raised $566 to fund a hernia repair surgery.

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Fully funded
Colling's treatment was fully funded on February 22, 2021.
  • Colling's story
  • Colling's update
January 17, 2021

Photo of Colling post-operation

April 9, 2021

Colling underwent a hernia repair surgery.

Colling had a successful surgery that has helped heal his inguinal hernia, which was causing him pain. The surgery had to be postponed initi...

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Colling's Timeline

  • January 17, 2021

    Colling was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • January 19, 2021

    Colling's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 22, 2021

    Colling's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 24, 2021

    Colling received treatment at Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre (ALMC) in Tanzania. 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.

  • April 9, 2021

    Colling's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 15 donors

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Michael Angelo is an active, playful two-year-old boy from the Philippines. His mother shared that Michael Angelo loves watching nursery videos on the phone and has shown interest in books at home. His father earns a minimum wage working as a sprinter delivery driver, while his mother is a homemaker. In February 2024, Michael Angelo had pneumonia. The attending physician had a suspicion about the child's medical condition, but to confirm, they were directed to a pediatric surgeon. Michael Angelo was diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease and a further diagnosis of bilateral undescended testes was made. His mother was advised that Michael Angelo would need to undergo orchidopexy procedure to move the undescended testes into the scrotum. This would reduce the risks of infertility and development of cancer. Michael Angelo's condition has already placed financial constraints on his family due to ongoing treatment, lab works and prescribed medications of the new diagnosis. It has also taken an emotional toll on his mother, who wishes that she would be the one experiencing the illness on behalf of her baby. Our medical partner, World Surgical Foundation Philippines, is helping Michael Angelo receive treatment. On May 9th, surgeons at Our Lady of Peace Hospital will perform an orchidopexy procedure, to relocate the testes and improve his quality of life. A portion of the cost of Michael Angelo's treatment is being supported by the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, but his family still needs help raising $1,212 to fund the procedure. Michael Angelo's mother says: "Despite having an income, we came to a point of financial breakdown when illness struck our baby. There are so many challenges, we prayed every day that someone would come and help us, especially since we do not receive so much help from our families and relatives. We were surprised to receive support from people that did not know us, it was very unexpected. We would like to extend our gratitude to all those who have come to our aid."

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