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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
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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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Elibariki

Elibariki is a playful and friends 10-year-old boy. He is the third born child in a family of five children. Elibariki has not started school yet because his parents shared that he cannot walk for a long distance due to his foot. The only school in their village is a long-distance walk for Elibariki and too far for him to manage. Elibariki’s parents are small-scale farmers who depend entirely on their harvest for their food and sell a few of the harvest to get money for other commodities. Elibariki was involved in a fire accident when he was three years old. At home, they have an open fireplace outside their house that serves as a cooking area. His mother had prepared breakfast that morning and there were still a few charcoals burning below the hot ashes. Elibariki and his siblings were playing around the fireplace when Elibariki accidentally stepped into the fire with his left foot. Access to medical care was out of reach for their family, so his parents treated him using herbal medicines. Now he is having difficulty walking. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Elibariki receive treatment. On March 15th, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery and he will be able to walk much better and without pain and discomfort. Now, their family needs help to fund this $639 procedure. Elibariki’s father says, “We always hoped one day we would find the money to take him to a hospital.”

42% funded

42%funded
$270raised
$369to go

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