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Ofelia from the Philippines raised $525 to treat hyperthyroidism.

Ofelia
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  • $525 raised, $5 to go
$525
raised
$5
to go
Fully funded
Ofelia's treatment was fully funded on July 30, 2015.

Photo of Ofelia post-operation

August 22, 2015

Ofelia received a successful thyroidectomy.

“The treatment has helped Ofelia be free of uncomfortable symptoms of hyperthyroidism such as difficulty swallowing, sore throat and palpitations,” explains our medical partner, International Care Ministries. “With this, she is able to assist in the church again and be free of any worries about the condition.”

“I am truly grateful to those who had a big heart in helping me with my surgery,” Ofelia shares. “Now, I can serve the church without any difficulty and worry-free.”

"The treatment has helped Ofelia be free of uncomfortable symptoms of hyperthyroidism such as difficulty swallowing, sore throat and palpita...

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July 16, 2015

Ofelia is a sociable 61-year-old woman from the Philippines. Our medical partner, International Care Ministries (ICM), shares, “Since all of her kids are already married, she devotes her time helping in the tasks in their local church.”

Three years ago, Ofelia experienced sudden weight loss and was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism. This condition is caused by the overproduction of a hormone in the thyroid. According to ICM, “She experiences sore throat, choking sensation and palpitations often thus affecting her daily activities and her ministry in their church.”

Ofelia has undergone treatments in 2013 and 2014. However, her physician has now advised her to undergo a thyroidectomy—a surgery to remove the thyroid gland. Unfortunately, Ofelia and her husband cannot afford this treatment, as Ofelia does not work and her husband only earns $70 a month—barely enough for their daily expenses. ICM continues, “Her children also can’t help with her surgery because they, too, have financial difficulties.”

For $525, we can help fund Ofelia’s thyroid surgery, providing medication and a three-day hospital stay as well. The surgery will help correct her hormonal imbalance and eliminate the symptoms and discomfort Ofelia is currently experiencing.

“She is very excited to undergo surgery so that she can continue to serve in their local church and sing without any difficulty,” adds ICM.

“I’m always praying that there could be somebody who could help me with my surgery. It would be a great help if you could be God’s instrument to answer my prayer,” shares Ofelia.

Ofelia is a sociable 61-year-old woman from the Philippines. Our medical partner, International Care Ministries (ICM), shares, “Since all of...

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Ofelia's Timeline

  • July 16, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • July 20, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Ofelia 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.

  • July 20, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ofelia's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 30, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Ofelia's treatment was fully funded.

  • August 22, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Ofelia. Read the update.

Funded by 22 donors

Funded by 22 donors

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