Rosalie is a 48-year-old mother from the Philippines. She lives with her husband and children. Her husband works as a construction worker to support their family.
When Rosalie was 14 years old, she developed a cyst in her chin. Her parents brought her to a doctor to have it removed. Unfortunately, when she was 38, it reappeared. Her cyst was diagnosed as an ameloblastoma, a benign tumor of the jaw.
Her condition causes her severe headaches, and it is difficult for her to eat, as the mass does not allow her to open her mouth very well. Through a health trainer, Rosalie learned about our medical partner, International Care Ministries (ICM).
On April 19, Rosalie will undergo surgery at Southern Philippines Medical Center, ICM’s care center, to remove her tumor and reconstruct her chin. ICM is asking for $1,495 to cover the cost of her operation.
“I am very much privileged to be a part of Watsi and be given a chance at treatment,” says Rosalie. “I am overwhelmed with your generosity and your prayers.”