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Success! U Aung from Burma raised $694 to fund wound repair surgery.

U Aung
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  • $694 raised, $0 to go
$694
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
U Aung's treatment was fully funded on June 4, 2019.

Photo of U Aung post-operation

June 14, 2019

U Aung underwent wound repair surgery.

The pain has eased, and U Aung can now walk comfortably.

The pain has eased, and U Aung can now walk comfortably....

April 1, 2019

U Aung is a 70-year-old man who lives with his wife, three sons, two daughters-in-law and his daughter. T

U Aung was diagnosed with diabetes ten years ago. Last year in May, his right heel became swollen and later developed into an ulcer. When the ulcer would not heal, he came to the hospital for treatment. The doctor told him that he would need to receive surgery.

Currently, U Aung feels tired and he has no appetite. He also has a fever. Fortunately, he is scheduled to undergo a wound debridement surgery on April 2. He needs help raising $694 to fund this procedure.

U Aung is a 70-year-old man who lives with his wife, three sons, two daughters-in-law and his daughter. T U Aung was diagnosed with diab...

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U Aung's Timeline

  • April 1, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • April 1, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    U Aung's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 2, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    U Aung received treatment at Mawlamyine Christian Leprosy Hospital in Burma. 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.

  • June 4, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    U Aung's treatment was fully funded.

  • June 14, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    U Aung's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 19 donors

Funded by 19 donors

Treatment
Wound Debridement
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $694 for U Aung's treatment
Hospital Fees
$225
Medical Staff
$112
Medication
$128
Supplies
$188
Travel
$6
Labs
$5
Radiology
$0
Other
$30

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Costance

Costance is a 52-year-old primary teacher from southwestern Uganda. She is a mother to three children, two of whom are already married, and the youngest is in in the sixth grade. Costance's husband is a retired builder and has a cancer-related condition that prevents him from working. Costance's family can afford only the day-to-day essentials on her teaching salary. Costance is near retirement, but her medical condition may end her career early if not treated. Several years ago, Costance began to experience troubling symptoms, including anterior neck swelling, difficulties in speech, and coughing. These long-term symptoms have now affected her profession as a teacher making it difficult for Costance speak loud enough for students to hear. Costance is troubled by this as teaching is the only source of income for her family. Costance was diagnosed with a Thyroid Goiter and is at risk of having airway obstruction if not treated soon. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is helping Costance receive necessary treatment. Constance is scheduled to undergo a thyroidectomy on March 29th where surgeons will remove part of her thyroid gland. AMH is helping Costance and her family raise $252 to cover the cost of the procedure. Costance says,"I no longer sleep well these days as I sometimes stop breathing to the extent I feel like I am dying. I will be very grateful when my condition is treated soonest so that I may resume my profession."

19% funded

19%funded
$50raised
$202to go
Joan

Joan is a farmer and a mother from Rukungiri district in southwest Uganda. She is married and is a mother of six, with two sons, both studying in school, and four daughters, all of whom are married and small-scale farmers. She managed to complete seventh grade in primary school but never proceeded due to a lack of money for school fees. Joan and her husband do farming and grow food crops for home consumption, but often sell off the surplus to generate an income for their family. Five years ago, Joan began to experience troubling symptoms, including a lot of pain; she can’t turn her head sideways; she feels congested with difficulty breathing; she gets fatigued easily and has shortness of breath whenever she lies down to sleep. She first went to Kisiizi hospital, where she was diagnosed and was asked to first pay for her surgery, which she couldn’t raise, but when she was oriented about a surgical support program, she decided to come to see if she could be supported. She was diagnosed with a goiter and needs surgery to prevent her symptoms from getting worse. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Joan receive treatment. She is scheduled to undergo a thyroidectomy on March 29th at our medical partner's care center. Surgeons will remove all or part of her thyroid gland. This procedure will cost $252, and she and her family need help raising money. Joan says, "I am really in deep pain, but I hope to get healed once I receive this surgery."

15% funded

15%funded
$40raised
$212to go

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