Romeo is a loving father from the Philippines who needs $1,103 to fund hernia repair surgery.

Romeo
$292
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Romeo's story

February 14, 2024

Romeo's Timeline

  • February 14, 2024
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Romeo was submitted by Abegail Joy Cervania, Marketing and Communications Officer at World Surgical Foundation Philippines.

  • February 16, 2024
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Romeo was scheduled to receive treatment at Our Lady of Peace Hospital 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.

  • February 16, 2024
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Romeo's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Romeo is currently raising funds for his treatment.

  • TBD
    UPDATE IN PROGRESS

    Romeo's treatment update from World Surgical Foundation Philippines is in progress.

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