Success! Naw Mar from Thailand raised $1,500 to fund a cholecystectomy to remove gallstones.

Naw Mar
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Naw Mar's treatment was fully funded on February 8, 2021.
  • Naw Mar's story
  • Naw Mar's update
October 22, 2020

Photo of Naw Mar post-operation

February 10, 2021

Naw Mar underwent a cholecystectomy to remove gallstones.

Since her surgery, Naw Mar's pain has decreased and is no longer as intense as before. She can now sleep well at night. She has now resumed ...

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Naw Mar's Timeline

  • October 22, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Naw Mar was submitted by Bridgitte Agocs at Burma Children Medical Fund.

  • October 26, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Naw Mar 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.

  • October 26, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Naw Mar's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 8, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Naw Mar's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 10, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Naw Mar's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 52 donors

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Elicy is a 40-year-old married mother of four children aged between two and twenty years. She used to work part-time, doing laundry in people’s homes but due to her illness, she is unable to continue working. Her husband is a casual worker. They live in a rented house that costs about $4.75 per month. Elicy loves spending time with her husband and enjoying local meals. In 2019, Elicy observed swelling near her belly button region that was causing discomfort during her daily tasks. She sought medical attention at a nearby hospital and was diagnosed with an umbilical hernia, a condition where tissue protrudes through a weakened spot in the abdominal wall, creating a bulge near the navel. Surgery was recommended, but she had to return home and wait for the opportunity to undergo treatment. By the end of 2023, the swelling and pains had worsened, and her physical laundry work was exacerbating the symptoms. At the hospital, she was recommended rest and advised to avoid strenuous activities while awaiting surgery, which significantly impacted her earnings. Earlier this month, she decided to visit our medical partner's care center, Partners in Hope Medical Center, where the diagnosis of umbilical hernia was confirmed, requiring surgical intervention. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Elicy receive treatment. On March 19th, surgeons at PIH will perform a hernia repair surgery providing her the opportunity for a healthier, pain-free life. Now, Elicy needs help to fund this $575 procedure. Elicy says, “I can’t wait to be well again, my husband needs my support to provide for the family.”

$20raised
$555to go