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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
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$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.

  • September 9, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    William received treatment at Mae Sot General 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.

  • September 9, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    William's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 1, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    William's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 3, 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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U Nyan

U Nyan is a 62-year-old man who lives with his wife in Mon State, Burma. He used to work as a tricycle taxi driver as well as a day labourer but since he had stroke around three months ago, he stopped working. His wife also had a stroke and cannot work. They have a daughter who works across the border in Bangkok, and she sends them some money every three or four months. However, the amount that her daughter sends is not enough for U Nyan and his wife for their daily expenses and they shared that, occasionally, their neighbor also gives them food. Recently, U Nyan noticed a small lump on his left elbow, which rapidly became enlarged and painful. Currently, U Nyan is in a lot of pain and cannot sleep. After seeking treatment at various clinics and hospitals, U Nyan was finally referred to Mawlamyine Christian Leprosy Hospital (MCLH) where he was diagnosed with an abscess around his left elbow joint and scheduled for surgery on May 9th. When he told the doctor that he could not afford to pay for his surgery, the doctor referred him to our medical partner Burma Children Medical Fund for financial assistance accessing surgery. He has already borrowed about $350 so far to help with his diagnosis and treatment, and people in his community have pitched in to support him financially. Our medical partner is helping him raise $760 for his surgery. “After surgery I want to go home and look after my wife. I want to listen to sermons, meditate and do good deeds,” shared U Nyan.

26% funded

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$203raised
$557to go

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