Success! Thet from Burma raised $1,500 to fund heart surgery.

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Thet's treatment was fully funded on March 3, 2023.
  • Thet's story
  • Thet's update
October 12, 2022

Photo of Thet post-operation

May 31, 2023

Thet underwent life-saving heart surgery.

Before the surgery, Thet felt tired, and could not walk for more than 10 minutes. Sometimes, he had a headache, cough and a fever. When he h...

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Thet's Timeline

  • October 12, 2022

    Thet was submitted by Bridgitte Agocs at Burma Children Medical Fund.

  • October 13, 2022

    Thet received treatment at Pun Hlaing Hospital in Burma. 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.

  • October 16, 2022

    Thet's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 3, 2023

    Thet's treatment was fully funded.

  • May 31, 2023

    Thet's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 51 donors

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Thokozani is a 23-year-old university student from Malawi. He is the fourth born in a family of ten children and the only child in his family who went on to study at the university level. Thokozani is completing a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources Management (Wildlife) and Eco-tourism. His higher education student loans support him, and he lives in a single-room hostel with two friends. In his free time, Thokozani enjoys watching wildlife programs and eating rice served with beef. Thokozani was born with a hernia condition, and in 2020, he started experiencing on-and-off episodes of discomfort. He visited a private hospital where they diagnosed his condition and recommended surgery, but he was unable to afford it and returned to school. In this last year, however, the pain has become too much to handle, causing him to miss classes. His worsening condition is impacting his ability to engage in daily activities and complete his education. Fortunately, Thokozani recently received a text from a friend regarding surgery support that is available with our medical partner. He immediately called the medical center and was able to see a surgeon who confirmed the diagnosis of a left inguinal hernia and the need for him to undergo surgery. A hernia is a condition in which soft tissue bulges through a weak point in the abdominal muscle. If the hernia is left untreated, the size of the protruding intestine might get bigger and become strangulated, leading to the reduction of blood flow to surrounding tissues, which may be life-threatening. Thokozani will undergo surgery on March 6th. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is requesting $575 to fund the procedure. Thokozani is hopeful that this surgery will allow him to finally heal and return to school in good health. He is looking forward to his brighter future and making his family proud by being the first to complete university studies. He said, “I can’t wait to concentrate after surgery; kindly help me as I plan to finish the remaining part of my course.”

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