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Success! Daiverson from Venezuela raised $786 to fund hernia surgery so he can be healthy and active again.

Daiverson
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  • $786 raised, $0 to go
$786
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Daiverson's treatment was fully funded on January 27, 2022.

Photo of Daiverson post-operation

February 4, 2022

Daiverson underwent hernia surgery so he can be healthy and active again.

Our medical partner Clinica Noel just shared that Daiverson’s surgery was a success! After his full recovery, Daiverson will be able to use all of his muscles correctly, and is eager to push on to pursue his dream of becoming a professional soccer player. Good luck, Daiverson - we are all cheering you on!

His mother said: “Thank you so much for your donations, we thank you from the bottom of our heart.”

Our medical partner Clinica Noel just shared that Daiverson's surgery was a success! After his full recovery, Daiverson will be able to use ...

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January 13, 2022

Daiverson is an extroverted 12-year-old boy who lives with his family in Medellin, Colombia. His family moved from Venezuela seeking better opportunities. He loves to play soccer, really enjoys a good book, and loves making jokes.

He’s been diagnosed with a hernia, which is keeping him from doing all the things he loves and needs to do each day. With hernia surgery, he’ll be able to enjoy his beloved soccer and chase his dream of being a professional soccer player one day!

Daiverson’s mother said: “I’m really thankful for your donation. This is the greatest gift I could ever get, thank you so much.”

Daiverson is an extroverted 12-year-old boy who lives with his family in Medellin, Colombia. His family moved from Venezuela seeking better ...

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Daiverson's Timeline

  • January 13, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Daiverson was submitted by Sofía Gaviria Miranda, Head of Donations at Clínica Noel.

  • January 19, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Daiverson's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 26, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Daiverson received treatment at Clínica Noel in Colombia. 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.

  • January 27, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Daiverson's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 4, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Daiverson's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 17 donors

Funded by 17 donors

Treatment
Hernia Repair
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $786 for Daiverson's treatment
Hospital Fees
$530
Medical Staff
$193
Medication
$63
Supplies
$0
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

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

-Swelling or bulge in the groin or scrotum. -Increased pain at the site of the bulge. -Pain while lifting. -Increase in the bulge size over time. -A dull aching sensation. -A sense of feeling full or signs of bowel obstruction.

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

Hernias will not disappear on their own. Over time, a hernia can grow larger and more painful or can develop complications, such as: Obstruction: Part of the intestine becomes stuck in the inguinal canal, causing nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, and a painful lump in the groin. Strangulation: Part of the intestine is trapped in a way that cuts off its blood supply.

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

In the country, it’s hard to have access to good health insurance coverage, is rare that patients are driven to a specialized institution, and even when they are, families often don’t have enough money to pay for the treatment or to travel to the city where they can access surgery.

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

What does the treatment process look like?

A pediatric surgeon does a detailed review of the patient’s condition and determines the best surgical approach. In surgery an incision, or cut, is made in the groin. The hernia “sac” containing the bulging intestine is identified. The surgeon then pushes the hernia back into the abdomen and strengthens the abdominal wall with stitches or synthetic mesh.

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

After surgery, the hernia will be treated and will allow the patient to use the abdominal muscles in daily activities.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

Infection, bleeding, need for multiple surgeries, viscera perforation, or bowel obstruction.

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

In the country, it’s hard to have access to good health insurance coverage, is rare that patients are driven to a specialized institution, and even when they are, families often don’t have enough money to pay for the treatment.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

There is no alternative treatment.

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