Success! Evangeline from the Philippines raised $826 to fund gallbladder removal surgery.

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Evangeline's treatment was fully funded on November 29, 2022.
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  • Evangeline's update
June 27, 2022

Photo of Evangeline post-operation

December 9, 2022

Evangeline underwent gallbladder removal surgery.

Through her surgery, Evangeline will be able to focus more in managing her small business without worrying about her health. Through this ex...

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Evangeline's Timeline

  • June 27, 2022

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

  • June 28, 2022

    Evangeline's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 29, 2022

    Evangeline 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.

  • November 29, 2022

    Evangeline's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 9, 2022

    Evangeline's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 9 donors

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Linn is a 50-year-old woman from Burma. She is divorced and lives with her mother and son in Karen State - a conflict area near the border of Burma and Thailand. She works as a shop vendor, selling steamed sticky rice with chicken and pork, and her mother is retired. Her 12-year-old son is in the fifth grade in Burma. Linn also cultivates vegetables in her garden and usually cooks meals using them. Linn enjoys watching movies in her free time, but she has not been able to do so for a while now. One year ago, Linn began to experience blurred and double vision. Currently, Linn cannot read, see, or walk well and requires a caregiver to assist her with daily activities. These symptoms have made it increasingly difficult for her to see clearly. Linn was diagnosed with retinal detachment, a condition in which the retina pulls away from the supportive tissue in the eye, resulting in vision loss. If left untreated, she could lose vision completely. Linn is scheduled to undergo surgery to reattach her retina. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF), requests $1,500 to cover her procedure and care costs. After her surgery, Linn's vision will hopefully be restored, and she will resume her daily activities comfortably. Linn expressed, "I am very pleased to receive help and I am relieved that I can also stay at BCMF's patients' house in Chiang Mai. I wish for the success of my eye surgery. After recovery, I hope to restart my previous business again."

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