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Zoila from Guatemala raised $490 to get healthy.

Zoila
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  • $490 raised, $0 to go
$490
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Zoila's treatment was fully funded on November 16, 2013.

Photo of Zoila post-operation

February 12, 2015

Zoila received surgery to remove her gallbladder.

After a successful procedure, Zoila is already back at home recuperating. Although she is still experiencing slight pain during the recovery process, she is moving around and slowly getting back to her normal life. This surgery will prevent her from having future episodes of severe pain, nausea, cramping, as well as a potential infection of the gallbladder.

The first time Zoila had an attack of gallstone pain, she feared for her life. She is grateful that she was able to connect with a medical team she trusts, and receive treatment that was otherwise out of her financial reach.

After a successful procedure, Zoila is already back at home recuperating. Although she is still experiencing slight pain during the recovery...

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November 1, 2013

Zoila is a 52-year-old woman from Guatamala. She was helped in the past by Watsi donors, who supported her through a near-brush with cervical cancer!

Unfortunately, we’ve heard from our partners that Zoila has been experiencing severe abdominal pain for several months. An episode of acute gallbladder inflammation has escalated into a situation where her gallbladder needs to be removed. This potentially life-threatening situation needs a quick response.

Our partners in Guatemala are looking to raise the $490 necessary for surgery. Your donation will help her on her way to recovery, as well as avoid the serious risk of additional abdominal infections. Let’s step up for Zoila one more time!

Zoila is a 52-year-old woman from Guatamala. She was helped in the past by Watsi donors, who supported her through a near-brush with cervica...

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Zoila's Timeline

  • November 1, 2013
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Zoila was submitted by Peter Rohloff at Wuqu’ Kawoq, our medical partner in Guatemala.

  • November 06, 2013
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Zoila 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.

  • November 13, 2013
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Zoila's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 16, 2013
    FULLY FUNDED

    Zoila's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Zoila. Read the update.

Funded by 8 donors

Funded by 8 donors

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17% funded

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Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Ayebare

Ayebare is a two-year-old boy and the youngest in their family of 10. He developed stomach pains on Wednesday last week, but later they normalized. He then developed bloody stool after a few days and this has persisted up to now. His father took him to the nearby private clinic in Katuna and spent one night there. His father was advised to take his son to a bigger hospital by the doctor and that’s how he came to Watsi's Medical Partner Care Center Rushoroza Hospital. After assessment and early treatment by the doctor, they now recommend that Ayebare have a curative laparotomy. Without this surgery, he may suffer gangrene of the bowel, Gastro-Intestinal Tract Perforation, peritonitis and severe sepsis, and at worst death. Ayebare’s parents are small-scale farmers who grow beans, potatoes, sorghum and bananas for home consumption. Their firstborn got married recently and hasn’t stabilized in her new family. The third born is 20 years old and in secondary school class 4 and the 10th born is 4 years old and in preschool. All others in between them are in school as well except the 5th born who dropped out of school. Ayebare’s parents own a three-room semi-permanent house for shelter and are in the process of constructing a permanent house to safely and comfortably accommodate all their children. They seek financial assistance as they have a lot on their shoulders to take care of, including school fees. Ayebare’s father says, “I pray for a successful surgery. Ayebare will go to school when the right time comes, God willing.”

17% funded

17%funded
$51raised
$246to go