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

Thin
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Thin's treatment was fully funded on August 6, 2019.

Photo of Thin post-operation

June 6, 2019

Thin underwent hernia surgery.

The procedure was successful. She feels more comfortable since her surgery.

The procedure was successful. She feels more comfortable since her surgery....

May 9, 2019

Thin is a nine-year-old second grader from Burma. She lives with her grandparents while her mother is working in Bangkok.

Thin has a femoral hernia. She cannot play or run because the hernia causes her pain. Fortunately, on May 10, she 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 Thin’s hernia repair surgery. The procedure is scheduled to take place on May 10 and, once completed, will hopefully allow her to live more comfortably.

“As a single mother, it is a difficult balancing act to get my daughter treated while trying not to lose my job. My daughter is still very young. She has a future and I want her to live healthily,” says Thin’s mother.

Thin is a nine-year-old second grader from Burma. She lives with her grandparents while her mother is working in Bangkok. Thin has a fem...

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Thin's Timeline

  • May 9, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Thin was submitted by Ma Tu, Senior Project Officer at Burma Children Medical Fund.

  • May 9, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Thin's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 10, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Thin 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.

  • June 6, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Thin's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • August 6, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Thin's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 26 donors

Funded by 26 donors

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

Lah is a 50-year-old woman from Thailand who lives with her husband and her daughter in a refugee camp on the Thai-Burma border. Lah is a homemaker, and her daughter is a middle school student. Her husband cannot work since he was in an accident six years ago. Her neighbor pays for her daughter’s school fees and in return, Lah shares vegetables that she grows with her neighbors. Her family receives about $35 per month on a cash card, but this income is not enough to cover their daily needs. In her free time, Lah loves praying at home and she enjoys going to church every Sunday. Starting from 2018, Lah has been experiencing dizziness, back pain, fatigue, loss of appetite, and lower abdomen pain every day. If she sits for a longer period of time, she has difficulty standing up due to the back pain. Lah cannot walk longer distances because of the pain in her lower abdomen and back. Lah has been diagnosed with myoma uteri, and is advised to undergo a total abdominal hysterectomy. If left untreated, Lah's symptoms will continue to worsen and put her at risk for further health complications in the future. Fortunately, Lah is scheduled to undergo her hysterectomy on June 16th. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF), is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of her procedure and care. Once she is fully recovered, Lah will no longer experience pain in her back and abdomen and will be able to sit and walk without difficulty. Lah said, “I am so happy that my condition is treatable. I will be able to live with my family for a longer time. Now that I know donors may help pay for my treatment, I would like to thank them in advance for helping me. I want to live long, and look after my daughter and my husband. I prayed and God has answered my prayers, so I am very thankful to God and your organization who helped find donors for me.”

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$1,373raised
$127to go

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