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Favian from Panama raised $1,068 to repair tear ducts that cause frequent infections.

Favian
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  • $1,068 raised, $0 to go
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Fully funded
Favian's treatment was fully funded on September 25, 2015.

Photo of Favian post-operation

October 5, 2015

Favian received treatment to repair his tear ducts.

“The fistula that caused Favian’s tear ducts to leak and be susceptible to infection was successfully closed without complications,” shares our medical partner, Floating Doctors (FD). “Favian no longer leaks tears and fluid onto his face. The wound healed very well and the scarring will be very small.”

“Favian looks great and this will save him a lifetime of having a visible medical problem that he was already getting teased about,” FD continues. “He will no longer get constant infections and blockages of the fistula, so this will save him a lifetime of recurrent discomfort and pain.”

Favian’s dad said that he was happy Favian won’t always be getting infections because they live in such a remote village, and there is little that they can do about illnesses except try and “ride it out,” making him and his wife feel helpless. Favian was a little shy, but he says that he is happy his problem is fixed.

"The fistula that caused Favian's tear ducts to leak and be susceptible to infection was successfully closed without complications," shares ...

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September 4, 2015

Meet Favian, a six-year-old young boy from a small village in Panama. “Favian was born with a small tube connecting his tear ducts to the outside of his nose, so tears or pus leak out of his skin onto his face all day,” explains our medical partner, Floating Doctors. “Sometimes the tube gets infected and blocked up, giving him conjunctivitis.”

“Favian is a very quiet and introverted little boy and usually stays right next to his dad,” shares Floating Doctors. “Favian loves to color and can work for hours with a pack of crayons and coloring book.”

Medical care in the remote indigenous village Favian lives in can be difficult to access. “The villagers are subsistence farmers with very little income, and everyone in the community lives well below the poverty line. A one-way journey to the nearest small clinic is about 5 hours walking in good weather, with three river crossings,” explains Floating Doctors.

$1,070 will fund Favian’s nasal fistula repair which will cure the fistula and prevent further infections. Favian will be able to see without discomfort and pain. Let’s help make it happen!

Meet Favian, a six-year-old young boy from a small village in Panama. “Favian was born with a small tube connecting his tear ducts to the ou...

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Favian's Timeline

  • September 4, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Favian was submitted by Ben La Brot, Founder at Floating Doctors.

  • September 24, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Favian's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 25, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Favian's treatment was fully funded.

  • October 1, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Favian 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 5, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Favian. Read the update.

Funded by 8 donors

Funded by 8 donors

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