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

San Win
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
San Win's treatment was fully funded on February 1, 2019.

Photo of San Win post-operation

February 15, 2019

San Win underwent hernia surgery.

Now, San Win feels better. He is now able to walk and play without discomfort.

“I’m interest in boxing,” said San Win. “I want to become a professional boxer. I can get money by boxing and then I can support my family.”

Now, San Win feels better. He is now able to walk and play without discomfort. “I’m interest in boxing,” said San Win. “I want to become ...

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December 23, 2018

San Win is a 14-year-old from Burma. He lives with his parents and a seven-year-old sister. His parents work as daily agricultural laborers growing rice and corn.

Since 2004, San Win has had an inguinal hernia. Fortunately, on January 8, 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 San Win’s hernia repair surgery. The procedure is scheduled to take place on January 8 and, once completed, will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably.

San Win says, “The pain annoys me and I feel distressed. Nonetheless, I always have the ambition of becoming a technician.”

San Win is a 14-year-old from Burma. He lives with his parents and a seven-year-old sister. His parents work as daily agricultural laborers ...

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San Win's Timeline

  • December 23, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    San Win was submitted by Bue Wah Say, Project Officer at Burma Children Medical Fund.

  • December 24, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    San Win's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 9, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    San Win 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.

  • February 1, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    San Win's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 15, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    San Win's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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

Gideon, who was born with intellectual disabilities, lives in and attends a special school in Eldoret town. Gideon likes being in school and he likes drawing during his free time. His parents live in the village and it’s been a long time since Gideon has seen them, so he is looking forward to seeing them when he gets treated. Gideon came to the hospital after having a swelling in a sensitive area for more than two years. He reports that it was gradual on the onset but worsened with time. Gideon was brought to the hospital by one of his relatives after they were told of Gideon's condition. Before they came to Kapsowar Hospital, they had tried many other hospitals, but every time they were asked to pay huge amounts of money for treatment, which they cannot afford. Gideon has an appointment for a hydrocelectomy surgery to repair the double hernia bulges. He has been experiencing severe discomfort in the affected area and a mild headache, and feels ashamed walking around due to the swelling. Currently, Gideon is under the care and support of the Samaritans, but they don’t have money to pay for his surgery, only for room and board. They are asking anyone reading this story to support Gideon so he can undergo a successful surgery for recovery. Gideon is a happy young man who looks forward to seeing his parents soon. His uncle says, “I will be happy to see him without the swelling. He deserves to live a happy and healthy life like others.”

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$295raised
$155to go

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