Success! Mark Andrei from the Philippines raised $1,279 to fund surgery for his birth condition.

Mark Andrei
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Mark Andrei's treatment was fully funded on December 21, 2021.
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October 28, 2021

Photo of Mark Andrei post-operation

December 31, 2021

Mark Andrei underwent surgery for his birth condition.

Mark Andrei had a successful surgery! His family is relieved that he'll no longer need pouches attached to his side and can now fully experi...

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Mark Andrei's Timeline

  • October 28, 2021

    Mark Andrei was submitted by Kolyn Gervacio, Marketing and Communications Officer at World Surgical Foundation Philippines.

  • November 1, 2021

    Mark Andrei's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 10, 2021

    Mark Andrei 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.

  • December 21, 2021

    Mark Andrei's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 31, 2021

    Mark Andrei's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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Six-year-old Tay lives with her mother, sister, and brother in a village in Shan State in Burma. Tay's mother is a teacher. When Tay was three years old, she was frequently ill with a rapid heartbeat and fingertips that would turn blue. Her mother brought her to a nearby hospital, where the doctor told them that Tay had congenital heart disease and would need to be treated in Yangon. However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Tay's mother did not feel it was safe to take Tay to Yangon. When she turned five, Tay's symptoms worsened, and her mother brought her to a hospital in Yangon in August 2022. At the hospital, Tay was diagnosed with an atrial septal defect, and her mother was told that Tay would require surgery- which the family could not afford to pay for. Fortunately, Tay's aunt referred her to our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, for help. Now Tay is scheduled to undergo atrial septal defect closure at Pun Hlaing Hospital on May 13th. As Tay is becoming progressively more ill- with episodes of rapid breathing and weight loss due to a lack of appetite- this procedure is critical for her health and well-being. Burma Children Medical Fund is seeking $1,500 to cover the cost of Tay's care. “When I learned that my daughter [Tay] needs surgery, I felt very sad and I cried because I cannot afford to pay for her surgery. But when I learned that the organization [BCMF] will support the cost of my daughter’s surgery, I felt very happy and thankful to all the donors and that organization. I want to see her healthy,” said Tay's mother.

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