Meet another patient

Watsi logo blueWatsi

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

Thin
100%
  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
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...

Read more

Thin's Timeline

  • May 9, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • May 09, 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. 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 06, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Thin's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • August 06, 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

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Philomena

Philomena was diagnosed with ARM at birth. With this condition, the little one was found to lack an anal opening and instead was passing stool through her vagina. A few hours after birth, Philomena, one in a set of twins, was noted to have a distended abdomen. The doctor quickly checked on the baby and discovered she lacked an anal opening. To keep Philomena from getting a fistula, the doctors put in a colostomy at three days. Philomena’s parents paid for this through some family savings they had. When they left for home, Philomena’s twin sister developed a persistent cough which was later found to be a hole in the heart. "I have never felt this drained ever in my life. Since I gave birth I am always in hospitals with either one of my two babies,” says Philomena’s mother. Due to lack of finances, Philomena’s parents shared their plight with their church members and one of them advised that they visit Watsi Partner Care Center BethanyKids Hospital. At BethanyKids a surgery to create an anal opening has been recommended. If not treated, Philomena will not lead a normal life and will be forced to use a colostomy for life. The surgery is a cost Philomena’s parents cannot bear. Philomena’s father is a carpenter while her mother closed her grocery store to tend to the children. Together they have five children with three currently in school. With very limited income and having exhausted their savings, Philomena’s parents are not able to raise the funds needed. They had defaulted on paying the national health insurance premiums as they could not keep up, but they’ve been advised to try to maintain this coverage in the future given their family's health needs. “Please help us. It is quite a stressful time for us but we believe we will come from it as victors,” says Philomena’s mother.

64% funded

64%funded
$458raised
$250to go

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.