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Success! Princess from the Philippines raised $153 to fund a cleft lip and palate repair.

Princess
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  • $153 raised, $0 to go
$153
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Princess's treatment was fully funded on August 21, 2017.

Photo of Princess post-operation

September 25, 2017

Princess underwent a successful cleft lip repair..

She can now swallow and chew solid food. In a few months, she will undergo a palate repair.

Princess’s mother says, “I am so happy that Princess underwent surgery and that ICM helped me reached this moment for our Princess. I am looking forward to the day that Princess will be able to go to school and that no one will look down on her because of her disability.”

She can now swallow and chew solid food. In a few months, she will undergo a palate repair. Princess's mother says, "I am so happy that P...

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May 21, 2017

Princess is a one-year-old girl from the Philippines who loves playing with her toys.

Unfortunately, Princess was born with congenital cleft lip and palate. This makes it difficult for her to swallow food and drinks, making feeding Princess very challenging and uncomfortable.

To fix her lip and palate, she will receive surgery from our medical partner’s hospital, Bacolod Adventist Medical Center, on May 22. The surgery requires general anesthesia and a short hospital stay, for a total cost of $153.

Once Princess receives this surgery, she’ll be able to lead a much more comfortable and normal life. Her mother expresses her gratitude, saying, “I am asking for help for my daughter to be operated on so she can have a normal childhood and future. Also, if she is operated on she can eat well and will not be aspirated. Thank you in advance for the help you will give us.”

Princess is a one-year-old girl from the Philippines who loves playing with her toys. Unfortunately, Princess was born with congenital c...

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Princess's Timeline

  • May 21, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • May 22, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Princess received treatment at Bacolod Adventist Medical Center 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.

  • June 2, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Princess's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 21, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Princess's treatment was fully funded.

  • September 25, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Princess's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 4 donors

Funded by 4 donors

Treatment
Hope Cleft Camp - Zone 1
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $153 for Princess's treatment
Hospital Fees
$0
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$0
Supplies
$0
Travel
$18
Labs
$45
Other
$90

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Grace

Grace is a small scale farmer and a mother of four children. Her husband died 18 years ago and left her a small house that later fell down beyond repair but she has recently managed to put up a small mud-made single room for shelter. All her children were not able to attend school. Her eldest is now 35 years old and is married while the youngest is 18 years old. She relies on the sale of her farm produce to cater to her basic needs. Four years ago, Grace began to experience troubling symptoms, including a small painless swelling which recently started increasing in size. She has never visited any health facility to seek treatment. Currently, she experiences airway obstruction and severe headaches whenever she carries a heavy load and this has greatly affected her farming. She occasionally develops high temperatures, especially around her chest and neck. She was diagnosed with a goiter and after a review by the surgeon, a thyroidectomy was recommended. She needs surgery to prevent her symptoms from getting worse. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Grace receive treatment. She is scheduled to undergo a thyroidectomy on November 2nd at our medical partner's care center. Surgeons will remove all or part of her thyroid gland. This procedure will cost $333, and she and her family need help raising money. Grace says, “I pray that I may look normal again through surgery. I hope to live a comfortable life because the swelling makes me feel abnormal. I will continue with farming once I recover after the surgery.”

21% funded

21%funded
$70raised
$263to go

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