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Success! Linn from Thailand raised $1,500 to fund hernia repair surgery.

Linn
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Linn's treatment was fully funded on November 5, 2018.

Photo of Linn post-operation

November 20, 2018

Linn underwent hernia repair surgery.

Today, Linn’s health has completely improved since he underwent surgery. He no longer experiences pain in his groin.

His mother said, “It’s such a big relief for our family that we do not have to worry for our child’s condition as well as possible financial problems. We used to worry about what would happen to him if he could not receive treatment because we do not have money to pay for it. Thank you very much to all the donors for making our family’s burden easier.”

Today, Linn’s health has completely improved since he underwent surgery. He no longer experiences pain in his groin. His mother said, “It...

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September 25, 2018

Linn is an 11-month-old baby boy from Thailand. He lives with his parents and two uncles in Mae Sot, Tak Province. His family moved from Karen State, Burma to Thailand just a month ago for better job opportunities.

Linn has been diagnosed with a scrotal hernia. Fortunately, on September 26, he 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 Linn’s hernia repair surgery. The procedure is scheduled to take place on September 26 and, once completed, will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably.

His father says, “My plan for him is to keep him in school when he recovers. Then, I want him to either become a doctor, a teacher, or a boxer.”

Linn is an 11-month-old baby boy from Thailand. He lives with his parents and two uncles in Mae Sot, Tak Province. His family moved from Kar...

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Linn's Timeline

  • September 25, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • September 25, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Linn's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 26, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Linn 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.

  • November 5, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Linn's treatment was fully funded.

  • November 20, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Linn's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 32 donors

Treatment
Hernia Repair
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,680 for Linn'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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Brianna

Brianna is a 6-month-old baby girl and the last born child to her single mother of two. Brianna was born a healthy, beautiful baby and experienced normal growth until she turned four months old. Brianna's mother used to work at a salon as a hair dresser, but has been unable to return to work since Brianna was born. Their family depends mostly on relatives' support to be able to make ends meet. Brianna has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the brain and increases intracranial pressure. As a result of her condition, Brianna has been experiencing regular fever and vomits every time she is breastfed. Her mother says at first she was concerned with how fast her head was growing because she outgrew her baby caps within a short period of time. Without treatment, Brianna will experience severe physical and developmental delays. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $765 to cover the cost of a follow-up surgery for Brianna that will help to treat her hydrocephalus. The procedure is scheduled to take place on July 8th and will drain the excess fluid from Brianna's brain. This will reduce intracranial pressure and greatly improve her quality of life. With proper treatment, Brianna will hopefully develop into a strong, healthy young girl. Brianna’s mother shared, "My baby was getting better after the surgery, but she is currently crying a lot and her head size is still increasing. Please help my baby have another surgery. I cannot afford it and neither can my family members. Thank you for your support."

62% funded

62%funded
$479raised
$286to go

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