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Success! Saw Wah from Thailand raised $693 to fund a CT scan for an abnormal bulge.

Saw Wah
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  • $693 raised, $0 to go
$693
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Saw Wah's treatment was fully funded on April 10, 2021.

Photo of Saw Wah post-operation

July 14, 2021

Saw Wah underwent a CT scan and hernia treatment.

After Saw Wah received his CT scan, the doctor diagnosed him with a severe condition of inguinal hernia with septic shock. He received hernia repair surgery and was also treated for an infection at the hospital. In total, Saw Wah was admitted at the hospital for 32 days, so his family is especially happy to be home. After his treatment, Saw Wah is now a happy and active boy, with no more swollenness and pain. He can even enjoy playing with his siblings at home.

Saw Wah’s mother shares her gratitude, “I am very grateful to all the supporters for my son. Without them, I could lose my son forever. I would like to thank to each one of the donors, doctors, nurses and all staff for saving my son’s life.”

After Saw Wah received his CT scan, the doctor diagnosed him with a severe condition of inguinal hernia with septic shock. He received herni...

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February 18, 2021

Saw Wah is a 16-month-old boy who lives with his parents, two sisters, and three aunts in a refugee camp in Thailand. His mother looks after the household chores while his father works as a security guard in the camp. Despite having free basic health care and education in the camp, their family is working hard each month to make end meets.

When Saw Wah was three months old, his mother noticed a bulge on the left side of his groin, which was more pronounced whenever he cried. Two to three days after she noticed the bulge, it disappeared. Earlier this month, Saw Wah’s abdomen became distended and his left groin grew swollen. He developed a fever, started to vomit, and was constipated. At first, the swelling started to come down but three days later, the swelling stopped decreasing in size.

Doctors want to perform a CT scan, a procedure in which x-ray images taken from several angles are combined to produce cross-sectional images of the body. This scan will hopefully help doctors diagnose Saw Wah’s condition and formulate an appropriate treatment plan.

Saw Wah’s mother shared, “I just want him to be freed from this pain.”

Saw Wah is a 16-month-old boy who lives with his parents, two sisters, and three aunts in a refugee camp in Thailand. His mother looks after...

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Saw Wah's Timeline

  • February 18, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • February 18, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Saw Wah received treatment at Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai 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.

  • February 19, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

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

  • April 10, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Saw Wah's treatment was fully funded.

  • July 14, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

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

Funded by 15 donors

Funded by 15 donors

Treatment
CT Scan with Admission
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $693 for Saw Wah's treatment
Hospital Fees
$246
Medical Staff
$28
Medication
$0
Supplies
$346
Travel
$56
Other
$17

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