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Ah Dee from Burma raised $1,015 to treat a rare blood disorder.

Ah Dee
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Fully funded
Ah Dee's treatment was fully funded on December 26, 2014.

Photo of Ah Dee post-operation

April 1, 2015

Ah Dee had his spleen removed to treat a rare blood disorder.

“Ah Dee is a completely different boy after surgery and exudes curiosity and energy,” reports his doctor at Burma Border Projects. “His appetite has changed drastically and he is always hungry. He also has much more stamina and can walk and play without becoming fatigued.”

“Thank you very much, we couldn’t afford the surgery because we only had enough money to cover travel and our daily life,” shares San San, Ah Dee’s mother. “If it had not been for your support, Ah Dee couldn’t have had the surgery.”

“Ah Dee now has an opportunity to pursue an abundant life, education and passions,” continues Burma Border Projects. “He is no longer limited by fatigue, pain and inability to sleep.”

"Ah Dee is a completely different boy after surgery and exudes curiosity and energy," reports his doctor at Burma Border Projects. "His appe...

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December 12, 2014

Meet Ah Dee. He is a shy five-year old from Burma. Ah Dee has Thalassemia, which is a type of blood disorder. He needs to get blood transfusions twice a month to stay alive.

“We have tried our best to get treatment for our son, and if something happens then I won’t regret anything because I know that I have tried my best. I will never stop and I will never lose my hope, I will continue to try and get my son treatment and I hope that he will be able to recover from his condition and live a healthy life,” his father told our medical partner, Burma Border Projects.

Ah Dee’s day-to-day life is complicated. He is usually playful and has a healthy appetite after a blood transfusion, but soon after, his condition worsens up until his next transfusion. His stomach swells up and presses against his spleen, which causes him great pain and inhibits his appetite. It also forces him to sleep upright. He is confused by his health condition, and doesn’t understand why he needs frequent transfusions.

Ah Dee needs to get a splenectomy (spleen removal). It’ll reduce his pain and reduce the frequency of blood transfusions too. It’ll also allow him to have a more stable lifestyle, and hopefully he will be able to go to school. Ah Dee’s parents cannot afford the cost of his surgery. His father works at a car dealership, and earns about $15 a month. His mother is at home full time, and is completely devoted to raising her children and taking care of Ah Dee, as he needs a considerable amount of care and attention given his health condition.

Let’s work together to raise the $1,015 needed for Ah Dee’s surgery. It’ll offer relief to an anxious and caring family, and allow a little boy a chance to live a more normal life.

Meet Ah Dee. He is a shy five-year old from Burma. Ah Dee has Thalassemia, which is a type of blood disorder. He needs to get blood transfus...

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Ah Dee's Timeline

  • December 12, 2014
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Ah Dee was submitted by Amelia King at Burma Children Medical Fund, our medical partner in Burma.

  • December 15, 2014
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Ah Dee received treatment. 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.

  • December 23, 2014
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ah Dee's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 26, 2014
    FULLY FUNDED

    Ah Dee's treatment was fully funded.

  • April 01, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Ah Dee. Read the update.

Funded by 23 donors

Funded by 23 donors

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