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Success! William from Burma raised $1,500 to fund hernia surgery.

William
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
William's treatment was fully funded on December 3, 2019.

Photo of William post-operation

December 1, 2019

William underwent hernia surgery.

Since surgery, William’s mother said that he seems to sleep well and does not cry anymore. She also notices that he does not have a bulge anymore in his groin. In the future, she would like her son to be a healthy person and goes to school as other children.

William’s mother said, “Thank you very much the donors for supporting my son’s surgery costs. If we did not receive support from you, we would have had to borrow money from a money lender, which would have put us into more debt.”

Since surgery, William's mother said that he seems to sleep well and does not cry anymore. She also notices that he does not have a bulge an...

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September 6, 2019

William is a six-month-old baby boy from Burma. He lives with his mother, who looks after him, and his maternal grandparents who are retired. His father works at a non-government organisation in Rakhine State and sends them money every month.

Since March 2019, William has had an inguinal hernia. William has not started talking yet and is not able to complain. He might be in pain but his mother is not sure. Fortunately, on September 8th, 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 William’s hernia repair surgery. The procedure is scheduled to take place on September 08 and, once completed, will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably.

William’s mother said, “When I first noticed his hernia, I was shocked and very sad. I talked with several older people who suffered from hernia and they all said it’s uncomfortable and painful sometimes. I want him to have surgery soon so that he can grow up well like other children. I want him to be a good person someday, a person who is considerate and is willing to help others that are in need.”

William is a six-month-old baby boy from Burma. He lives with his mother, who looks after him, and his maternal grandparents who are retired...

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William's Timeline

  • September 6, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    William was submitted by Bridgitte Agocs at Burma Children Medical Fund, our medical partner in Burma.

  • September 09, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    William 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.

  • September 09, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    William's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 01, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    William's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 03, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    William's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 31 donors

Funded by 31 donors

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