Success! Emelyn from the Philippines raised $1,058 to fund a mastectomy so she can be healthy and cancer-free to raise her children.

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Emelyn's treatment was fully funded on January 20, 2024.
  • Emelyn's story
  • Emelyn's update
August 11, 2023

Photo of Emelyn post-operation

January 30, 2024

Emelyn underwent a mastectomy so she can be healthy and cancer-free to raise her children.

Emelyn surgery was successful! She's been bravely fighting breast cancer, and this operation made a big difference in her life. Now, she can...

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Emelyn's Timeline

  • August 11, 2023

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

  • August 12, 2023

    Emelyn 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.

  • August 21, 2023

    Emelyn's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 20, 2024

    Emelyn's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 30, 2024

    Emelyn's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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Andrew is a 62-year-old farmer from Malawi. He is married with five children, all living in their respective homes. He presently lives with his wife and two grandchildren, growing corn to support his family. He expressed that he would have desired to pursue a different career path, but he was unable to complete his primary school education, which unfortunately restricted his job opportunities. Three months ago, Andrew started experiencing discomfort in a sensitive area, including pain while carrying out daily activities. He went to a nearby health center, and was referred to the district hospital where he was unfortunately unable to secure an appointment with the surgeon. Andrew had a friend who had experienced a similar condition, and his friend recommended that he visit our medical partner's care center, Nkhoma Hospital. Andrew was diagnosed with benign prostatic hyperplasia, also known as an enlarged prostate. Physicians at Nkhoma Hospital determined that Andrew should undergo a prostatectomy, which is a surgery to remove part or all of the prostate. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Andrew receive treatment. On April 16th, surgeons at Nkhoma Hospital will perform a prostatectomy to alleviate his pain and treat his condition. Andrew and his family are able to contribute $58 towards the cost of his treatment and need help raising $530 more to fund the operation. Andrew says, "Treatment is what I’m looking for, and I will be glad when this condition is healed.”

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