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Success! Victor from Guatemala raised $299 to correct a congenital malformation.

Victor
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Fully funded
Victor's treatment was fully funded on August 22, 2016.

Photo of Victor post-operation

January 9, 2017

Victor underwent successful repair surgery.

Victor has completely recovered from the corrective surgery he underwent in July. He says that he now feels normal, and that the surgery did not hurt as much as he thought it would. Our medical partner will continue to monitor his symptoms as he grows.

“I feel much better now,” says Victor. “Thank you for helping me.”

Victor has completely recovered from the corrective surgery he underwent in July. He says that he now feels normal, and that the surgery did...

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July 20, 2016

This is Victor, a 16-year-old boy who comes from a very hardworking Guatemalan family. He currently lives with his four siblings and parents in a humble adobe home. His mother weaves traditional maya blouses, selling them to local community members. His father used to chop wood, but he recently went into kidney failure and has been unable to work, leaving the family without resources to seek medical care for Victor. Victor’s family is hoping that Victor will be able to work and help sustain the family when he has recovered.

Victor was born with a congenital genital malformation called cryptorchidism. This condition led to an undescended testicle, most likely in his inguinal canal, and higher risk of testicular cancer. Without surgery, Victor will lose his ability to have children in the future.

$299 will fund a simple and effective surgery, orchidopexy, to successfully fix his malformation. The appropriate vessels will be mobilized, the testes repositions, and the testicular sac ligated. This surgery provided by Watsi’s medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq, will allow Victor to have a family of his own and reduce his risk for testicular cancer as he develops.

Victor shares with us, “I know that I need to help my family, and I want to recover soon to continue with school. It is very important to me.” Our support will help Victor and his family tremendously.

This is Victor, a 16-year-old boy who comes from a very hardworking Guatemalan family. He currently lives with his four siblings and parents...

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Victor's Timeline

  • July 20, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Victor was submitted by Jessica Hawkins at Wuqu’ Kawoq.

  • July 20, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Victor received treatment at Hospital Roosevelt in Guatemala. 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 11, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Victor's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 22, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Victor's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 9, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Victor's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 6 donors

Funded by 6 donors

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