Success! Ferdinand from the Philippines raised $826 to fund gallbladder removal surgery.

Ferdinand
$826
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Ferdinand's treatment was fully funded on April 21, 2023.
  • Ferdinand's story
  • Ferdinand's update
December 2, 2022

Photo of Ferdinand post-operation

May 10, 2023

Ferdinand underwent gallbladder removal surgery.

Ferdinand's surgery was successful! He's recovering well and feels so happy. The surgery was a great help for their family and put their min...

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Ferdinand's Timeline

  • December 2, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • December 3, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Ferdinand 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 6, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ferdinand's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 21, 2023
    FULLY FUNDED

    Ferdinand's treatment was fully funded.

  • May 10, 2023
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Ferdinand's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 16 donors

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Vastine is a small scale farmer from Uganda. She is 39 years old and is currently expecting her fifth child. Vastine completed her primary education but, due to financial constraints, could not pursue further studies. During holidays, she decided to marry. As the eldest of seven siblings, all of whom are married except one engaged in casual labor. Vastine is from a farming family with both parents still actively involved in agriculture. Her husband, a casual worker in town, strives to support the family financially. Although limited by resources, she has a particular interest in poultry, maintaining a modest flock of approximately five hens. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family. Vastine presented herself at the antenatal clinic. Her first two births occurred in 2007 and 2010, both via C-section. Subsequently, in 2013 and 2017, she experienced miscarriages. In 2015, she successfully delivered her third child naturally, and in 2020, she had her last child through another C-section. Throughout her current pregnancy, she has diligently attended antenatal clinics at Nyakibale Hospital seven times for the comprehensive care package. Her doctors recommend that she deliver via a caesarean section because this is a high-risk pregnancy. This way, doctors can ensure the safety of both mother and child. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Vastine undergo a C-Section on December 1st. This procedure will cost $252, and Vastine needs your support to ensure a safe delivery. Vastine says, “I wish I can deliver my baby alive and in good health under the support of the donors. I cannot afford the bills for this surgery on my own.”

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