Success! John Lee from the Philippines raised $322 to fund cleft lip surgery.

John Lee
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Fully funded
John Lee's treatment was fully funded on November 9, 2017.
  • John Lee's story
  • John Lee's update
November 2, 2016

Photo of John Lee post-operation

March 7, 2017

John Lee successfully underwent cleft lip surgery.

For weeks, John's surgery was deferred because of his cough and colds. Fortunately, he was finally cleared, and his surgical intervention wa...

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John Lee's Timeline

  • November 2, 2016

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

  • November 3, 2016

    John Lee received treatment at Tebow CURE Hospital in Davao 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.

  • December 5, 2016

    John Lee's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 7, 2017

    John Lee's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • November 9, 2017

    John Lee's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 4 donors

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Jack Zing is a 40-year-old woman who lives with her friend in a refugee camp in Tak Province and works as a midwife at the clinic in the camp run by the International Rescue Committee (IRC). She earns a monthly income of 3,222 baht (approx. $107 USD). She additionally receives 310 baht (approx. $10 USD) per month on a cash card from the organization The Border Consortium in the camp. This income is just enough to cover their daily expenses, but not enough for savings. The camp provides free health care through the IRC, but not for the care that she needs. Since 2020, Jack Zing has been experiencing lower abdominal pain, slight bleeding, unexplained fatigue and dizziness. She was diagnosed with adenomyoma with bilateral endometriotic cysts, and was advised to undergo a total abdominal hysterectomy, the surgical removal of her uterus and cervix. If left untreated, Jack Zing's symptoms will continue to worsen and put her at risk for further health complications in the future. Fortunately, Jack Zing is scheduled to undergo her hysterectomy on June 4th. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,104 to cover the total cost of her procedure and care. Once recovered, this treatment will help relieve her symptoms, including the pain and bleeding. Jack Zing says, “I felt very sad and worried when I learnt that I needed surgery, because I couldn’t afford to pay for the treatment. When I learnt that Burma Children's Medical Fund (BCMF) and donors will support the cost of my surgery treatment, I was very happy. I would like to thank all the donors and BCMF. When I recover fully, I will continue working as a midwife at IRC and also pursue my interest in sewing."

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