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Success! Htoo from Thailand raised $1,500 to fund a hernia repair surgery.

Htoo
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Htoo's treatment was fully funded on April 21, 2021.

Photo of Htoo post-operation

July 21, 2021

Htoo underwent a hernia repair surgery.

Before his treatment, Htoo experienced pain and he could not play whenever he wasn’t feeling well. Since his surgery, he is no longer in pain and his swelling has healed. He is now more energetic and is able to play and do all he wants to do.

Htoo’s mother said, “When my son recovers, I will send him to school. I would like him to become a health worker because I want him to help patients who need medical care like him. I am very thankful to all the donors and BCMF for helping my son receive treatment.”

Before his treatment, Htoo experienced pain and he could not play whenever he wasn't feeling well. Since his surgery, he is no longer in pai...

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April 5, 2021

Htoo is a 6-year-old boy from Thailand. He lives with his parents, brother and two sisters in a refugee camp on the border of Thailand and Burma. Htoo and his siblings were born in the refugee camp. Htoo’s mother is a homemaker, while Htoo’s older brother and sisters go to primary school and Htoo attends kindergarten. His father used to work as a day labourer, but has been unemployed since the pandemic began. Currently, they have no income and receive some financial support for their daily expenses. Luckily, Htoo’s family receives free basic healthcare and education in the camp.

In late October 2020, Htoo was diagnosed with an inguinal hernia. If he stands up for a short period of time, or walks, the right side of his private area will swell. Around twice a week, Htoo shares with his parents that this area is hurting him and he feels uncomfortable. Fortunately, on April 8th, 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 Htoo’s hernia repair surgery. The procedure is scheduled to take place on April 8th and, once completed, will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably.

Htoo’s father shared, “Most of the time, my son is very active and playful. He will only rest when he complains about the pain.”

Htoo is a 6-year-old boy from Thailand. He lives with his parents, brother and two sisters in a refugee camp on the border of Thailand and B...

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Htoo's Timeline

  • April 5, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Htoo was submitted by Bue Wah Say, Project Officer at Burma Children Medical Fund.

  • April 7, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Htoo's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 9, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Htoo received treatment at Mae Sot General Hospital in Thailand. 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 21, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Htoo's treatment was fully funded.

  • July 21, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Htoo's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Treatment
Hernia Repair
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,680 for Htoo'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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