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Success! Nam from Burma raised $1,500 to fund corrective surgery.

Nam
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Nam's treatment was fully funded on July 8, 2019.

Photo of Nam post-operation

June 19, 2019

Nam underwent corrective surgery.

Surgery was successful!

Nam said, “Now I am happy because there is no lump on my back.”

Surgery was successful! Nam said, “Now I am happy because there is no lump on my back."...

April 24, 2019

Nam is a 16-year-old student from Burma. She lives with her family in Mae Sot. She likes reading in her free time.

Nam was born with a meningocele, a birth defect in which the spinal cord fails to form properly. Meningocele is characterized by a sac-like protrusion of the membranes surrounding the spinal column. If left untreated, it can result in extreme neurological impairment due to the continued exposure of the spinal tissue.

Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to help cover the cost of meningocele repair surgery for Nam. The procedure is scheduled to take place on April 25.

Nam says, “I want to finish my high school and after that I will join the university in Thailand.”

Nam is a 16-year-old student from Burma. She lives with her family in Mae Sot. She likes reading in her free time. Nam was born with a m...

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Nam's Timeline

  • April 24, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Nam was submitted by Bue Wah Say, Project Officer at Burma Children Medical Fund, our medical partner in Burma.

  • April 25, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Nam received treatment at Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai 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.

  • April 25, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Nam's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 19, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Nam's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • July 8, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Nam's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 33 donors

Treatment
Meningocele Repair
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $8,727 for Nam's treatment
Subsidies fund $7,227 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$4,673
Medical Staff
$1,154
Medication
$5
Supplies
$644
Travel
$1,038
Labs
$9
Radiology
$862
Other
$342

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Twahiru

Twahiru is an 8-month-old baby boy from Tanzania. He is the youngest in a family of five children. About four months ago, Twahiru developed a bilateral inguinal hernia. The hernia causes him a lot of pain due to the swelling, so he is very irritable. Twahiru is not feeding well and gets very little sleep at night. His mother first noticed the swelling when he was six months old, but when they brought him to the local hospital, they were told the swelling would disappears as he grew up. As time went on, the swelling increased in size significantly, continuing to cause Twahiru more discomfort. However, Twahiru's parents are unable to afford the cost of his care. Since they do not have a stable income, they are forced to go out every morning seeking day jobs on other people's farms in order to support their family. Getting treatment for Twahiru has been challenging, and they have had to borrow money at different points or seek out herbal treatment for him. Twahiru's parents appeal for financial support for their son. Fortunately, on February 15th, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner's care center. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $566 to fund Twahiru's surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently. Twahiru’s mother shared, "Our baby does not feed well, and he is always crying due to the pain caused by this condition. Please help him have this surgery as we can’t afford the cost.”

65% funded

65%funded
$371raised
$195to go

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