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

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Fully funded
Julbert's treatment was fully funded on November 29, 2022.
  • Julbert's story
  • Julbert's update
June 28, 2022

Photo of Julbert post-operation

December 13, 2022

Julbert underwent gallbladder removal surgery.

Julbert’s surgery was successful! He’s so happy to be pain-free and recovering well. He no longer needs to endure pain and can now focus on ...

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Julbert's Timeline

  • June 28, 2022

    Julbert was submitted by Kristelle Pascual, Executive Director, WSFP at World Surgical Foundation Philippines.

  • June 28, 2022

    Julbert's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 30, 2022

    Julbert 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

    Julbert's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 13, 2022

    Julbert's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 12 donors

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David is a 17-year-old from Kenya. He is the oldest child of six, and his parents work on their neighbors' farms to provide income for the family's basic needs. Their home was constructed by volunteers and their church. David's family shared that they do not have national health insurance coverage and are requesting assistance for David's medical care. A few months after David was born, he started experiencing fevers and an increasing head circumference. David's family brought him to different hospitals for treatment, but his symptoms did not improve. When David was three, he was referred to our medical partner's hospital, where he was diagnosed with hydrocephalus and underwent shunt insertion surgery. Hydrocephalus is a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the brain and increases intracranial pressure. Everything was stable following David's surgery until last month when David began experiencing signs of shunt failure. David's doctor recommends EVT/CPC surgery to address the shunt failure as soon as possible. On March 16th, David will undergo surgery to drain the excess fluid from his brain and reduce intracranial pressure. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is requesting $720 to cover the surgery cost. With proper treatment, David can continue to develop into a strong, healthy young man. David's father said: "I do not feel well when he is not in good health because it makes it hard for us to leave him with anyone for us to work and provide for the family."

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