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Success! Ra Sa from Thailand raised $1,500 to fund hernia repair surgery.

Ra Sa
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$1,500
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Fully funded
Ra Sa's treatment was fully funded on June 5, 2021.

Photo of Ra Sa post-operation

July 20, 2021

Ra Sa underwent hernia repair surgery.

Before the surgery, Ra Sa had a lot of pain in her lower abdomen and the three lumps in her abdomen used to increase in size every day. She could not breathe well and had other challenging symptoms too. For example, she could not sit for more than 10 minutes or she would experience pain. Ra Sa always worried about her condition and could not eat and sleep well.

Since she received surgery, Ra Sa no longer experiences pain in her lower abdomen and she can breathe well. She had a temporary trachea tube placed to help with her breathing after surgery, which doctors will remove as soon as she is healing. She no longer has her symptoms and she can sit for longer than before. She is relieved that she can sleep well and her appetite has increased.

Ra Sa said, “I am very grateful that I have received successful surgery. Your support was helpful because without your help, I would have never been able to afford my treatment. I would like to say thank you to all of the donors and BCMF for supporting me when I needed help.”

Before the surgery, Ra Sa had a lot of pain in her lower abdomen and the three lumps in her abdomen used to increase in size every day. She ...

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March 3, 2021

Ra Sa is a 67-year-old woman who lives with her nephew in Mae La Refugee Camp in Thailand. Ra Sa is a homemaker and her nephew is a student. Ra Sa’s daughter, who also lives in the camp with her husband, supports Ra Sa with food and visits several times a week. Ra Sa’s daughter works as a domestic worker in the camp, and her son-in-law works as a porter unloading supplies from delivery trucks, but the support they are able to provide for Ra Sa does not always cover her expenses. In her free time, Ra Sa likes to teach children at the local mosque. However, since a hernia appeared last year, she has not been able to teach in the same way. Once she has recovered, she wants to live happily with her nephew and to continue teaching.

Since the 7th of March 2020, Ra Sa has had an umbilical hernia. She experiences a lot of pain in her lower abdomen and has three lumps that are increasing in size every day. She can no longer sit for more than 10 minutes before she is in pain, feeling more comfortable when she lies down. Sometimes she cannot breathe well and is having other troubling symptoms.

Fortunately, on March 5th, 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 Ra Sa’s hernia repair surgery, which will hopefully allow her to live more comfortably again.

Ra Sa said, “I prayed every day that I would get a donor to cover the cost of my surgery and I feel like my prayers have been answered. I am so happy! I would like to say thank you so much to all of the donors. I will never forget what you have done for me and I hope that you will continue to help more patients in the future.”

Ra Sa is a 67-year-old woman who lives with her nephew in Mae La Refugee Camp in Thailand. Ra Sa is a homemaker and her nephew is a student....

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Ra Sa's Timeline

  • March 3, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Ra Sa was submitted by Bue Wah Say, Project Officer at Burma Children Medical Fund.

  • March 5, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Ra Sa 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.

  • March 5, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ra Sa's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 5, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Ra Sa's treatment was fully funded.

  • July 20, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Ra Sa's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 37 donors

Funded by 37 donors

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