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Success! Saw Wah from Burma raised $1,500 to fund hernia repair surgery.

Saw Wah
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Saw Wah's treatment was fully funded on November 5, 2018.

Photo of Saw Wah post-operation

September 25, 2018

Saw Wah underwent hernia repair surgery.

Since the surgery, Saw Wah is more active and playful. He is no longer in pain.

Saw Wah says, “I want to go to school and become a pilot in the future.”

Since the surgery, Saw Wah is more active and playful. He is no longer in pain. Saw Wah says, “I want to go to school and become a pilot...

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September 11, 2018

Saw Wah is a three-year old boy from Burma. He lives in Htee Moo Hta Village in Myawaddy Township, Karen State, Burma with his parents, aunt, and great-grandmother.

In January 2018, Saw Wah’s mother noticed a small bump in a sensitive area. It was small and did not cause him any pain at first. However, the bump grew over time. He was eventually diagnosed with a left inguinal hernia with hydrocele. Fortunately, on September 12, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at Mae Sot General Hospital, our medical partner’s care center.

Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund Saw Wah’s hernia repair surgery. The procedure is scheduled to take place on September 12 and, once completed, will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably.

“When he grows up I want him to be a doctor or medic, but he wants to be a pilot,” said Saw Wah’s mother.

Saw Wah is a three-year old boy from Burma. He lives in Htee Moo Hta Village in Myawaddy Township, Karen State, Burma with his parents, aunt...

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Saw Wah's Timeline

  • September 11, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Saw Wah was submitted by Ma Tu, Senior Project Officer at Burma Children Medical Fund, our medical partner in Burma.

  • September 12, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Saw Wah received treatment at Mae Sot General Hospital. 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.

  • September 21, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Saw Wah's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 25, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Saw Wah's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • November 05, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Saw Wah's treatment was fully funded.

Treatment
Hernia Repair
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,680 for Saw Wah's treatment
Subsidies fund $180 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,118
Medical Staff
$361
Medication
$99
Supplies
$16
Labs
$46
Other
$40

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.