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

Sut
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
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Fully funded
Sut's treatment was fully funded on June 18, 2021.

Photo of Sut post-operation

October 11, 2021

Sut underwent a life-changing hernia repair surgery.

In the past, Sut experienced swelling, and when he stood up, sat down or coughed, he had pain. Because of this, Sut felt uncomfortable to walk. Sut underwent successful hernia repair surgery, and now after surgery, he no longer suffers from any pain. Sut feels lighter and healthy and he does not feel uncomfortable when he walks anymore. Sut is now able to help out with cooking and helps his mother sell snacks in front of their home.

Sut said, “Now I feel like I have a future. Before I felt like my life had ended. I felt upset and I even thought about committing suicide. I can’t express how happy I am since I am no longer in pain! Your help has not only impacted me but also my family. I can work and support my family again. Because I am the oldest son, my family relies on me. My family asked me to say, ‘thank you very much and God bless the donors and the organisation for supporting me’. My mom said she will always remember you in her prayers.”

In the past, Sut experienced swelling, and when he stood up, sat down or coughed, he had pain. Because of this, Sut felt uncomfortable to wa...

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April 29, 2021

Sut is a 30-year-old who lives with his family in a refugee camp. His mother is a shop vendor who sells snacks in front of their home. Sut and his brother-in-law used to work as agriculture day laborers, but can no longer leave the camp to find work since the camp is on lockdown after the outbreak of COVID-19. Since then, Sut has been helping out with household chores and looks after his nephew. The income they receive from selling snacks in addition to the food card they receive from a support organization is just enough to cover their daily needs. He and his family receive free basic health care in the camp.

Since April 2020, Sut has had an inguinal hernia. This hernia causes him pain in the right side of his groin and he feels a burning sensation when he urinates. If he walks for a longer period of time, he will experience pain in the right side of his groin. Occasionally, when the pain worsens, he is not able to help out with household chores.

Fortunately, on April 29th, Sut 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 Sut’s hernia repair surgery. The procedure is scheduled to take place on April 29th and, once completed, will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably.

Sut shared, “Sometimes I experience such severe pain that I cannot bear it anymore. I cannot do anything and I cannot help my family with anything due to my condition. My wife left me because of my condition and I do not have anyone that can help me. When I learned that a donor could help pay for my surgery, I felt like they had saved me from death.”

Sut is a 30-year-old who lives with his family in a refugee camp. His mother is a shop vendor who sells snacks in front of their home. Sut a...

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Sut's Timeline

  • April 29, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • April 29, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Sut 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.

  • May 1, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Sut's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 18, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Sut's treatment was fully funded.

  • October 11, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Sut's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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

Naw Eh is a 11-year-old girl who lives with her mother, five brother and two sisters in a refugee camp. She and her siblings study in the refugee camp while her mother weaves traditional indigenous Karen shirts to earn extra income for their household. In her free time, Naw Eh loves to play with her younger brother at home. Sometimes, she will play with her friends close to her house. She wants to be an English teacher at a primary school in the future. In late July 2021, Naw Eh went out to buy some snacks from a shop. On the way to the shop, she slipped and fell on the muddy road. When she fell she hurt her left leg. Since she was able to walk slowly, the medic in the camp did not think her leg was broken and only gave her pain medication. On 19 August 2021, Naw Eh lost her grip when she was sitting down in a chair and fell down. This time she could not stand up or walk. After a doctor at Mae Sariang Hospital diagnosed her with a fractured femur, she was referred to Chiang Mai Hospital for further treatment. At that hospital, the doctor told Naw Eh's brother that they want to do an MRI of her leg to check if she has any underlying conditions that caused her to break her femur so easily. With support from Watsi, the MRI was possible and now the surgeon has determined that surgery is required to help her leg heal properly. Currently, Naw Eh suffers from pain in her left leg and she cannot move or put weight on that leg. If she moves her leg, the pain increases. Her brother needs to help her use the bedpan as she cannot walk to the toilet. He also needs to help her get dressed. She is taking pain medication to help her sleep at night. She is worried that if her condition is not treated properly, she will never be able to walk again. She misses going to school and wants to continue her studies in grade four once her school reopens. With the help of our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, Naw Eh will undergo surgery to reset her fractured bones and ensure proper healing. The procedure is scheduled for September 2nd and will cost $1,500. After surgery, Naw Eh will no longer experience pain in her leg and she will be able to get herself dress and be able to walk to the toilet. Naw Eh said, "I am worried that if I do not receive surgery and receive proper treatment, I will not be able to walk again."

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$1,378raised
$122to go

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