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Success! Jaden from the Philippines raised $1,279 to fund surgery for his birth condition.

Jaden
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Fully funded
Jaden's treatment was fully funded on April 10, 2022.

Photo of Jaden post-operation

April 20, 2022

Jaden underwent surgery for his birth condition.

Jaden’s surgery to correct his birth condition was a success! He will need to undergo one final procedure in order to completely fix his bowel dysfunction, which will enable him to pass stool fully on his own. He is recovering well and after his next surgery, Jaden will be able to grow up healthy and without any worry of his condition worsening. We’re all rooting for you, Jaden!

Jaden’s mother said: “I expect his life to be just like other toddlers—to grow up to a happier, healthier, and better future after he finishes his last surgery.”

Jaden's surgery to correct his birth condition was a success! He will need to undergo one final procedure in order to completely fix his bow...

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January 25, 2022

Jaden is a one-year old boy from the Philippines. His mother is a public school teacher, while his father is an office clerk. They work hard, but their income is not enough to support their son’s medical needs.

Jaden was born with an anorectal malformation, a birth condition that leads to a complete or partial intestinal blockage. He needs to undergo a series of procedures to eliminate bowel dysfunction and help him grow up healthy.

Jaden is scheduled to undergo surgery to correct his condition on January 28th. Our medical partner, World Surgical Foundation Philippines, is requesting $1,279 to cover the total cost of Jaden’s procedure and care.

After his recovery, Jaden will no longer experience bowel dysfunction or be at risk of developing health complications in the future.

“Thank you WATSI and WSFP. His operation would be a big help towards his growth and our financial situation,” Jaden’s mother shared.

Jaden is a one-year old boy from the Philippines. His mother is a public school teacher, while his father is an office clerk. They work hard...

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Jaden's Timeline

  • January 25, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Jaden was submitted by Kolyn Gervacio, Marketing and Communications Officer at World Surgical Foundation Philippines.

  • January 26, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Jaden's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 28, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Jaden received 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.

  • April 10, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Jaden's treatment was fully funded.

  • April 20, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Jaden's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 35 donors

Treatment
Anorectal Malformation
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $1,279 for Jaden's treatment
Hospital Fees
$277
Medical Staff
$330
Medication
$180
Supplies
$166
Labs
$201
Radiology
$11
Other
$114
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

​What kinds of symptoms do patients experience before receiving treatment?

Children born with anorectal malformations have dysfunctional bowels due to closure or partial closure of the anus.

​What is the impact on patients’ lives of living with these conditions?

Children with anorectal malformations are at risk for growth and motor development impairments and other severe complications. The child may also feel isolated or stigmatized given the dysfunctional bowel movement.

What cultural or regional factors affect the treatment of these conditions?

Teenage and late presentation for treatment of anorectal malformations is not uncommon in the developing world. Some of the reasons for late presentation include but are not limited to illiteracy, poverty, lack of awareness, and limited trained pediatric surgeons. In rural areas, babies with this condition can be considered cursed and are marginalized.

  • Process
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Risks and side-effects
  • Accessibility
  • Alternatives

What does the treatment process look like?

The anus will be surgically created within the sphincter muscle of the patient.

What is the impact of this treatment on the patient’s life?

The procedure gives the child a new chance at life without the shame of dysfunctional bowel movement, the need for a different diet, and dependence on his/her parents for irrigation and ostomy pouch. A better quality of life awaits every child who undergoes the procedure.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

Some of the potential side effects or complications include infection of the surgical site, narrowing of the anal canal, inability to control bowel movements, and rectum collapse.

How accessible is treatment in the area? What is the typical journey like for a patient to receive care?

World Surgical Foundation Philippines programs are known throughout the country so patients often travel from other islands and provinces where care isn't available to access treatment in the capital city.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

Patients with minimal bowel passage and without access to surgery opt for dilatation or irrigation to help pass stool easily.

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Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Loyce

Loyce is a social and loving 46-year-old wife and mother of six. She had to drop out of school in grade 12 and could not realize her dream of becoming a banker, because her parents could not afford to keep her in school. She is determined to fully educate all her children. Loyce is now a businesswoman who operates a small retail shop in a trading center. A sole proprietorship, it barely generates enough revenue to cater to the family's basic needs and pay her children's school fees. Her husband is a motorcycle taxi driver.  For the past 9 months, Loyce has been experiencing severe lower abdominal pain, backache and vaginal bleeding. She visited a hospital in the region, and treatment was recommended. Since the couple could not afford to pay for the surgery, Loyce had no option but to live with the condition. Recently, the pain has become unbearable, and she visited Nyakibale Hospital and was examined by a gynecologist. She has been diagnosed with premalignant cervical lesion, and needs to undergo a hysterectomy, a procedure in which surgeons will remove her uterus. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $219 to fund Loyce's surgery. On November 8th, she will undergo gynecological surgery at our medical partner's care center. Once recovered, Loyce will be able to resume her daily activities free of pain. Loyce says: “I have truly experienced a lot of pain; I hate it so much, I've always had financial problems, but with your help, I believe that I'll be able to have my surgery and, with God's help, hopefully, recover.”

22% funded

22%funded
$50raised
$169to go