Success! Marimar from the Philippines raised $1,253 to fund gallbladder surgery to relieve her pain.

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Marimar's treatment was fully funded on February 8, 2022.
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January 31, 2022

Photo of Marimar post-operation

March 14, 2022

Marimar underwent gallbladder surgery to relieve her pain.

Marimar underwent surgery and is no longer in pain. She is feeling relieved and will now be able to go back to work full-time and support he...

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Marimar's Timeline

  • January 31, 2022

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

  • February 1, 2022

    Marimar 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.

  • February 2, 2022

    Marimar's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 8, 2022

    Marimar's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 14, 2022

    Marimar's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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Chelangat is the youngest of 6 children in her family and is currently in 1st grade. Her mother is a local roadside vendor selling vegetables and other seasonal groceries in her small village to meet her children’s basic needs. Her father is a young farmer growing maize and beans which are seasonal crops. Her siblings are all currently in primary school. Chelangat was brought into Kapsowar Hospital by her mother and her cousin with complaints of pain in her right elbow, and progressive swelling. Chelangat's mother reports that on January 31st, 2024, Chelangat fell at school, injuring her elbow. She was then taken to a nearby health center twice where she was given painkillers and both times was discharged back home, although the pain kept persisting. Her family decided to come to Kapsowar Hospital for further treatment. An X-ray was done which revealed that she had a displaced upper arm fracture and developed compartment syndrome, which causes pain and could cause nerve damage. She was then put in a skin traction and the arm was elevated to help decrease the swelling as she awaits surgery. Chelangat needs to undergo surgery on her elbow so that she can be able to go back to school and continue with her studies. The surgery costs $679 and our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting funds to support this surgery. Chelangat's mother says, “My daughter is in a lot of pain, please help her so that she gets better and joins her classmates to continue with her studies.”

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