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Zion is a 4-month-old baby boy from the Philippines who needs $1,196 to fund surgery for his skin condition.

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May 3, 2022

Zion is an adorable four-month-old baby boy from the Philippines. Despite being so young, Zion loves interacting with people and already responds when his name is called. Zion’s mother is a full-time mom, while his father is a contract-of-service worker. Zion’s father’s income helps to sustain their family’s daily needs.

In March, Zion’s family brought him to the hospital as he has skin tags on his body and they were concerned for his future health and development. This condition can be severe, especially at his age as it may cause discomfort that leads to itching, wounds, and infections. On May 4th, Zion is scheduled to undergo surgery to correct his condition. Our medical partner, World Surgical Foundation Philippines, is helping Zion’s parents raise $1,196 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care. After recovery, Zion will no longer have multiple skin tags or be at risk of developing related health complications in the future.

“Once this surgery is done, we don’t have to worry about his condition, and we can focus on taking care of Zion,” his father shared. “Thank you so much World Surgical Foundation Philippines and Watsi for your help. May you help other people in need like us,” he added.

Zion is an adorable four-month-old baby boy from the Philippines. Despite being so young, Zion loves interacting with people and already res...

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Zion's Timeline

  • May 3, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • May 4, 2022
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Zion was scheduled to receive 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.

  • May 4, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Zion's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Zion is currently raising funds for his treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Zion's treatment update from World Surgical Foundation Philippines.

Funded by 20 donors

Funded by 20 donors

Treatment
Incision and Drainage
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $1,196 for Zion's treatment
Hospital Fees
$527
Medical Staff
$330
Medication
$23
Supplies
$96
Labs
$138
Radiology
$28
Other
$54
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

​What kinds of symptoms do patients experience before receiving treatment?

The most obvious symptom of an abscess is a painful, compressible area of skin that may look like a large pimple or even an open sore. The skin around the abscess may look red and feel tender and warm. A patient may also see pus draining from the site.

​What is the impact on patients’ lives of living with these conditions?

Patients often experience pain, which can hinder them from carrying our day-to-day tasks or being active in their community. Patients may also feel self-conscious by the visibility of the abscess, impacting their self esteem.

What cultural or regional factors affect the treatment of these conditions?

The appearance of patients with a number of abscesses in the body may cause people to exclude them from society. Within the country, it may be common that people assume that the patient may have something contagious and they can be isolated socially.

  • Process
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Risks and side-effects
  • Accessibility
  • Alternatives

What does the treatment process look like?

Incision and drainage is to surgically remove abscess.

What is the impact of this treatment on the patient’s life?

Patients will be able to live their life normally without exclusion from society.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

Typically I&D is well tolerated with pain being the most common complication. Inadequately drained abscesses can lead to the extension of the infection into adjacent tissues and worsening of clinical status.

How accessible is treatment in the area? What is the typical journey like for a patient to receive care?

The care facility is equipped and accessible to handle this procedure for patients from across the Capital region.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

Smaller abscesses (<5 mm) may resolve spontaneously with the application of warm compresses and antibiotic therapy.

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