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Success! Thaung from Thailand raised $1,500 to fund life-changing mass removal surgery.

Thaung
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Thaung's treatment was fully funded on August 30, 2022.

Photo of Thaung post-operation

August 30, 2022

Thaung underwent life-changing surgery.

Before his surgery, Thaung was in a lot of pain and had painful ulcers. He shared that he would work less as he was very self-conscious of the symptoms and odour, and this affected his income and social participation. Since his surgery, he is no longer in pain and he no longer passes blood in his urine. He feels his life and that of his family will be greatly improved now.

“I feel confident because I no longer have to worry about the smell and pain anymore,” he said. “Now I want to work. The roof on our hut leaks when it rains. I want to work so that I can buy a plastic sheet to cover the roof [and keep us dry]. We also want to support our son in Burma who has become a novice monk.”

Before his surgery, Thaung was in a lot of pain and had painful ulcers. He shared that he would work less as he was very self-conscious of t...

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April 8, 2022

Thaung is a 31-year-old man who is married with one daughter. His wife and him work together as agricultural day laborers. Thaung’s monthly income is just enough to meet their daily needs. He shared that he had to borrow money for food from his neighbor when he was out of work due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the military coup in Burma, and he is working to pay them back.

In October 2021, Thaung noticed a small ulcer and went to see a retired army doctor who lives in his village. He received some medication, and his ulcer healed. However, a few months later, the growth returned. Thuang and his family were able to fundraise through their church to visit a local hospital. Upon review, he was diagnosed with cancer and the doctor informed him that he would need to undergo surgery. Currently, Thaung is in pain and has difficulty working and sleeping.

Fortunately, our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF), can help Thaung receive treatment. On April 11th, he is scheduled to undergo surgery. BCMF is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care.

Thaung shared, “When I recover from surgery, I will work hard to pay back my debt to the neighbors we borrowed money from. I want to live with my family for a long time, and I want to support my family as much as I can.”

Thaung is a 31-year-old man who is married with one daughter. His wife and him work together as agricultural day laborers. Thaung's monthly ...

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Thaung's Timeline

  • April 8, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • April 11, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Thaung 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 13, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Thaung's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 30, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Thaung's treatment was fully funded.

  • August 30, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Thaung's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Treatment
Tumor Removal
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $2,092 for Thaung's treatment
Subsidies fund $592 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$538
Medical Staff
$475
Medication
$7
Supplies
$400
Labs
$86
Radiology
$567
Other
$19

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Irenea

Irenea is a 60-year woman from the Philippines. She takes care of her grandchildren and helps with household chores. Her daughter, a vendor, and her son-in-law, a baker, support the family financially. In February 2022, Irenea began to experience troubling symptoms, including intermittent fever and episodes of blood in the urine. She sought a medical checkup and underwent an ultrasound test. The test revealed that she was suffering from gallstones. She opted to take medicine in the hopes that it would cure her condition. Unfortunately, her condition seemed to worsen over time. Irenea has been advised to undergo a cholecystectomy, the surgical removal of the gallbladder. If left untreated, her symptoms will continue to worsen and put her at risk for further health complications in the future. After seeking treatment through our medical partner, World Surgical Foundation Philippines (WSFP), Irenea is scheduled to undergo a cholecystectomy on December 16th. A portion of the cost of the procedure is being supported by the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, and WSFP is raising the remaining $826 to cover the cost of Irenea's surgery and care. "This treatment is almost impossible for our mother to receive. Our financial resources are insufficient, so we're incapable to pay for her hospital bill," Irenea's daughter shared tearfully. "To WATSI and World Surgical Foundation Philippines, thank you for this early Christmas gift! Our family is so happy to be one of your beneficiaries," she added.

46% funded

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$387raised
$439to go

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