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

    Sut was scheduled to receive 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.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Sut's treatment update from Burma Children Medical Fund.

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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