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Success! Saw Ku from Thailand raised $1,500 to fund a mass removal procedure.

Saw Ku
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Saw Ku's treatment was fully funded on August 31, 2017.

Photo of Saw Ku post-operation

April 17, 2017

Saw Ku underwent a mass removal procedure.

The mass that was on his face is gone. He no longer experiences pain or itching, and he will be able to return to school now.

Saw Ku says, “I will continue my studies, and I want to be a pastor in the future. I am very grateful to the donors, and I would like to say thank you very much for funding my treatment cost. Thank you for everything you have done for me and God bless you.”

The mass that was on his face is gone. He no longer experiences pain or itching, and he will be able to return to school now. Saw Ku say...

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February 10, 2017

Saw Ku is an 18-year-old student. Four years ago, he developed a tiny growth on his cheek that was not painful or sore. However, the growth grew more serious with time. After investigative testing, he was referred to our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF).

Currently, the mass on his cheek is itchy and uncomfortable. It prevents him from washing his face and sleeping on his side. Furthermore, it also causes him to feel social anxiety. Fortunately, Saw Ku will undergo a mass removal procedure on February 14. BCMF is requesting $1,500 to fund this treatment.

Saw Ku says, “I want to finish my Bible school and become a pastor.”

Saw Ku is an 18-year-old student. Four years ago, he developed a tiny growth on his cheek that was not painful or sore. However, the growth ...

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Saw Ku's Timeline

  • February 10, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Saw Ku was submitted by Ma Tu, Senior Project Officer at Burma Children Medical Fund, our medical partner in Thailand.

  • February 14, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Saw Ku received treatment at Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai Hospital. 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.

  • February 14, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Saw Ku's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 17, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Saw Ku's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • August 31, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Saw Ku's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 29 donors

Funded by 29 donors

Treatment
Marginal Excision Hemangiom
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $3,733 for Saw Ku's treatment
Subsidies fund $2,233 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,383
Medical Staff
$825
Medication
$17
Supplies
$400
Travel
$130
Labs
$86
Radiology
$550
Other
$342

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Solomon

Solomon is a young boy from Kenya who four months ago was diagnosed with a right undescended testis. This is a condition where testis are not in a scrotal sac as expected in a baby boy soon after birth. Solomon arrived at the hospital today in the company of his mother and grandmother. His mother walks in with a limp and a crutch for support. Solomon is quick to grab a seat for his mother, something that depicts how respectful he is. While giving him a bath recently, Solomon’s mother noticed a slight swell on his groin which was painful. Solomon confessed that it had been there for some time but really never bothered him. Solomon’s mother took him to the nearest hospital where he was diagnosed and surgery recommended. Solomon was diagnosed with cryptorchidism, a condition in which one or both of the testicles remains undescended. The cost of surgery was however way too high for them to cover. Recently, a friend advised that they visit Watsi Partner BethanyKids Kijabe where they could better access financial assistance. The diagnosis has been confirmed and surgery is advised. If not treated, Solomon is at a risk of suffering fertility issues, testicular cancer and/ or inguinal hernia. Solomon is the firstborn of three children and lives with his parents and siblings in a one-room house in Central Kenya. While Kenya has a national health insurance system, his parents have passed difficulties that have led to them to defaulting on NHIF premiums for quite some time--a situation that is common in Kenya. However, the hospital team counseled them on its importance and they promised to try and keep up with the payments. The little savings the family had were exhausted in getting treatment for Solomon’s mother who was involved in an accident sometimes back. Solomon’s father, the sole breadwinner, practices subsistence farming and at times takes up casual farming jobs to sustain his family’s needs. They are therefore appealing for help towards Solomon’s surgical care. Solomon will be receiving assistance from our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF). Fortunately, he is scheduled to undergo corrective surgery on January 30th. AMHF is requesting $535 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care. “I want to be a teacher when I grow up,” says Solomon.

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$120raised
$415to go

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