Success! Bariki from Tanzania raised $1,088 to fund surgery to help him walk and begin school.

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Bariki's treatment was fully funded on September 28, 2022.
  • Bariki's story
  • Bariki's update
April 28, 2022

Photo of Bariki post-operation

October 5, 2022

Bariki underwent surgery to help him walk and begin school.

Bariki’s amputation was a success. Through this surgery, Bariki will have a chance to walk with ease using a prosthetic leg once he has comp...

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Bariki's Timeline

  • April 28, 2022

    Bariki was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, SAFE Senior Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • April 29, 2022

    Bariki received treatment at Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre (ALMC) in Tanzania. 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.

  • April 30, 2022

    Bariki's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 28, 2022

    Bariki's treatment was fully funded.

  • October 5, 2022

    Bariki's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 24 donors

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Nay is a 31-year-old man from Burma. He lives with his mother, two sisters, two brothers-in-law, two nephews, and two nieces in a village in Karen State along the Burma border. Nay works in Thailand as a day laborer, spending one week working in Mae Sot and then returning for two days to his village. Nay’s mother is retired and one of his sisters is a homemaker, taking care of her children. The other sister and two brothers-in-law are day laborers on a farm in Karen State. They also grow vegetables for family consumption. His nephews and one niece go to school. Their monthly income is enough for basic needs and they make an effort to pay for basic health care. In his free time, Nay enjoys helping in his community and fixing electronic items. In July 2023, Nay began to experience blurred vision in his right eye. He has intermittent pain and discharge. These symptoms have made it increasingly difficult for him to see clearly. Nay feels uncomfortable seeing only with his left eye and feels sad and depressed about his condition. Nay was diagnosed with retinal detachment, a condition in which the retina pulls away from the supportive tissue in the eye, resulting in vision loss. If left untreated, he could lose vision entirely in the right eye. Nay is scheduled to undergo surgery to reattach his retina on January 18th. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to cover the cost of this procedure and care. After the surgery, Nay's vision will hopefully be restored, and he will resume his daily activities comfortably. Nay said “I was stuck and hopeless while the doctor was telling me that I would need a surgery. I don’t even know how to explain about my health problem to my family. I worry they will feel so sad and worry about me. I am unhappy and feel tired emotionally. After learning that I have donors who will help me paying for my treatment in Chiang Mai, I feel like my hope has returned and I'm wishing my vision would repair and I'll be able to continue my career in the future."

$480to go