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

Ray
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Ray's treatment was fully funded on July 5, 2018.

Photo of Ray post-operation

June 20, 2018

Ray underwent hernia surgery.

Since surgery, Ray feels much better. He is able to play with his favorite toys. The treatment he received was helpful to the family because his parents no longer have to worry about his health.

Since surgery, Ray feels much better. He is able to play with his favorite toys. The treatment he received was helpful to the family because...

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May 31, 2018

Ray is a five-year-old boy from Burma. He lives with his parents and eleven-year-old brother. Ray will start school this year. He loves to play with toy crane with his older brother.

Since he was a month old, Ray has had right inguinal hernia. He experiences pain. Fortunately, on June 4, 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 Ray’s hernia repair surgery. The procedure is scheduled to take place on June 4 and, once completed, will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably.

Ray’s mother says, “I hope that my son will get better soon and be able to play with his favorite toy crane again.”

Ray is a five-year-old boy from Burma. He lives with his parents and eleven-year-old brother. Ray will start school this year. He loves to p...

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Ray's Timeline

  • May 31, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Ray was submitted by Bue Wah Say, Project Officer at Burma Children Medical Fund, our medical partner in Burma.

  • June 01, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ray's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 04, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Ray 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 20, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Ray's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • July 05, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Ray's treatment was fully funded.

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

Jackson is an 8-year-old student from Tanzania. He has been living with his grandmother since he was 2 years old as his mother and father separated and neither could care for him. His aunt describes Jackson as a very friendly and playful boy. He used to be a very active boy, always friendly, and hardworking. He would help his grandmother with home chores when he was not at school. He was in class one at school but unfortunately, his studies had to stop after he started losing consciousness and falling most of the time when at school. Jackson has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the brain and increases intracranial pressure. As a result of his condition, Jackson has been experiencing dizziness and he would lose consciousness and fall at school. He now cannot walk or stand and is often asleep. Without treatment, Jackson will experience severe physical and developmental delays. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $765 to cover the cost of surgery for Jackson that will treat his hydrocephalus. The procedure is scheduled to take place on September 16th and will drain the excess fluid from Jackson's brain. This will reduce intracranial pressure and greatly improve his quality of life. With proper treatment, Jackson will hopefully continue to develop into a strong, healthy young boy. Jackson’s aunt told us, “We all wish Jackson to get this needed treatment so that he can get back to his old normal self and hopeful resume school again.”

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$465raised
$300to go

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