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Success! Nue Nue from Burma raised $1,500 to fund bladder surgery.

Nue Nue
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Nue Nue's treatment was fully funded on March 23, 2019.

Photo of Nue Nue post-operation

March 22, 2019

Nue Nue underwent bladder surgery.

Compared to before, Nue Nue feels a lot better and his mother is very happy for him. Now, Nue Nue can play and run around.

Nue Nue’s mother said, “I really appreciate your support and I am very happy that my son received the chance to get treatment.”

Compared to before, Nue Nue feels a lot better and his mother is very happy for him. Now, Nue Nue can play and run around. Nue Nue’s moth...

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January 31, 2019

Nue Nue is a nine-year-old boy who lives in Kyaw Kay Koh Village, Hlaingbwe Township, Karen State, Burma. He lives with his parents and two younger brothers. He wants to be a soccer player when he grows up. Nue Nue is in kindergarten but stopped going to school in 2018 due to his health problems.

When he was six years old, Nue Nue began to suffer from severe lower abdominal and back pain and frequent urination. In August, a medic performed an ultrasound and found a large stone in his bladder.

Fortunately, Nue Nue is now scheduled to undergo surgery to remove the stone on February 12. His family needs help raising $1,500 to fund this procedure.

Nue Nue’s mother said “I wish for him to grow up healthy and get a job where he does not have to work as hard as me. I want him to get a good education and have a job helping people.”

Nue Nue is a nine-year-old boy who lives in Kyaw Kay Koh Village, Hlaingbwe Township, Karen State, Burma. He lives with his parents and two ...

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Nue Nue's Timeline

  • January 31, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Nue Nue was submitted by Bue Wah Say, Project Officer at Burma Children Medical Fund, our medical partner in Burma.

  • February 04, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Nue Nue's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 12, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Nue Nue received treatment at Mae Sot General 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.

  • March 22, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Nue Nue's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • March 23, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Nue Nue's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 35 donors

Treatment
Cystolithotomy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $5,517 for Nue Nue's treatment
Subsidies fund $4,017 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$3,601
Medical Staff
$823
Medication
$4
Supplies
$784
Labs
$84
Radiology
$50
Other
$171

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32% funded

32%funded
$155raised
$316to go

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Joseph

Joseph is a 19-year-old joyful boy who hails from the Mount Elgon area in Kenya. He shared that he is known around the village as the guy with the large mass due to his protruding hernia on his abdomen. In February 2019, Joseph was involved in a road traffic accident when he was headed home from his daily labor. He sustained injuries in his stomach where he was rushed to a hospital and an exploratory laparotomy was done. A few days later, Joseph was discharged from hospital and as his wounds were healing he started developing a mass on his stomach. Joseph feared to go to the hospital again because he didn’t want to be in pain. As the mass grew bigger, Joseph started worrying about his life. He went to his church pastor where the church raised money to send him to the capital city to get it removed but they were told he needed a specialist who demanded a lot of money which they could not afford. Joseph had given up on the possibility of getting treated. It was not until a friend asked his pastor to bring him to our hospital, where he was diagnosed with an incisional hernia that he was happy to be told that his condition can be treated. Joseph's father died of illness while he was young. He dropped out of school in Grade 4 because his mother re-married and she didn't have money to send him to school, so he began to work in farms to help get money for his daily needs like food. Joseph works in the farms and gardens and enjoys planting and farming. He wants to be able to have a big farm and grow lots of vegetables, corn, and millet. Joseph has gone to other doctors to help with his mass but everyone said it wasn’t operable. He is most disturbed by the way people who stare at him. Joseph is a very practical man and looks forward to going back to his farm and working hard to have a good crop and harvest and have a good life. Joseph is worried that he might not get a wife due to his condition. He is also facing stigma by people talking about his condition and has been denied work. If he is not treated, his condition will continue to worsen and his future plans feel bleak to him if he does not get treatment. Joseph told us, “I just want to be able to find a girl to marry and have a family.”

32% funded

32%funded
$155raised
$316to go