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Ra Sa is a refugee from Thailand who needs $1,500 to fund hernia repair surgery.

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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, our medical partner in Thailand.

  • March 5, 2021
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Ra Sa was scheduled to receive 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.

  • March 5, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

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

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Ra Sa is currently raising funds for her treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Ra Sa's treatment update from Burma Children Medical Fund.

Funded by 30 donors

Funded by 30 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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