Davis from Uganda raised $375 to treat acute malnutrition.

Davis
$375
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$0
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Fully funded
Davis's treatment was fully funded on October 31, 2015.
  • Davis's story
  • Davis's update
October 6, 2015

Photo of Davis post-operation

November 18, 2015

Davis received treatment for acute malnutrition.

"Davis is doing so much better and is back home playing with other children," says our medical partner, the Kellermann Foundation. "He loves...

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Davis's Timeline

  • October 6, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Davis was submitted by Barnabas Oyesiga, Communications Officer at The Kellermann Foundation.

  • October 6, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Davis received treatment. 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.

  • October 27, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Davis's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 31, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Davis's treatment was fully funded.

  • November 18, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Davis. Read the update.

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Joselito, a 59-year-old father from the Philippines, works as a taxi driver and earns minimum wage. His income is insufficient to provide for his family of five, prompting him to take on extra jobs to make ends meet. Twenty years ago, Joselito began to experience troubling symptoms, including severe pain on the left side of his stomach, which radiated to his back. Initially, he tried drinking a lot of water to ease the pain, and it subsided. When he consulted with a doctor he was asked to take an ultrasound, but could not due to financial constraints. At the onset of an extremely painful episode, Joselito was rushed to a nearby hospital and was diagnosed with gallstones. He was advised to undergo a cholecystectomy, the surgical removal of the gallbladder. He was informed that if left untreated, his symptoms would continue to worsen and put him at risk of further health complications in the future. Unable to cover the cost of the necessary surgery, he was prescribed pain medication instead. Fortunately, Joselito then sought treatment through our medical partner, World Surgical Foundation Philippines (WSFP). He is scheduled to undergo a cholecystectomy on March 27th. A portion of the cost of the procedure is being supported by the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, and Jose is seeking support for the remaining $1,128. Joselito says, "Since I started to feel the symptoms attack more often, I had to reduce my work hours and this took a toll on the family's income and expenses. While my family worries about my health, I am worried that I will not be able to give them what they need because of my condition, so I deeply appreciate the assistance I am receiving for my medical care."

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