GLIMPSES of SURGICAL PATIENTS
Jose Nelson Torlao was a construction worker who needed eye surgery to remove a bit of metal that had accidentally lodged in his eye. He had used up all his savings for a laser treatment that would save his eyesight but he could not anymore afford the subsequent surgeries needed to remove the metal and the fluid that had accumulated in his eye.
He was operated in Southern Philippines Medical Center in Davao City with the help of the City Social Welfare Office, the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office, and the Rosa Mystica Health Mission.
Melrod Jadraque was an 18 year old student who had to stop schooling because of heavy nasal bleeding triggered by a simple sneeze due to juvenile nasofibroangioma. He needed a very expensive surgery that his family could not afford. With the help of the mission and other local agencies (City Social Wefare Office and Philippine Charity Sweepstakes), he was operated in St. Elizabeth Hospital in General Santos City.
Eufeta Tidor is a Senior Citizen from Sarangani Province living on her pension with which she also supports her grandchildren. A series of medical treatment depleted her savings and she turned to the mission for assistance. She was operated in Southern Philippines Medical Center in Davao with the help of various agencies (Department of Social Welfare and Development, Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office and the Rosa Mystica Health Mission).
The gallstones removed by surgery.