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

Khu
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Khu's treatment was fully funded on December 3, 2019.

Photo of Khu post-operation

December 23, 2019

Khu underwent hernia surgery.

Khu’s father said that, before surgery, Khu did not play like other child, and sometimes he would cry and be unable to sleep at night because the pain. Later on, when he learned to talk, Khu would point to his scrotum and tell them that it was hard. His parents worried a lot about him. But since he received surgery, Khu seems to be doing better and his right scrotum is now the same size as his left. He plays like other children now.

Khu’s father said, “I would like him to become a health worker when he grows and I would like him to serve our community, because there are very few health workers in our community.” Khu’s father also expressed his gratitude to all the people who had helped Khu receive treatment.

Khu's father said that, before surgery, Khu did not play like other child, and sometimes he would cry and be unable to sleep at night becaus...

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October 9, 2019

Khu is a 22-month-old boy from Burma. He lives with his parents, grandmother and an older sister in Ei Tu Hta Internally Displaced Camp in Hpa-pun Township, Karen State.

Since birth, Khu has had an inguinal hernia. When he turned one and a half years old, he started to learn to speak. Since then, whenever he cried, he touched his scrotum and said that it was painful. His parents were very sad to see Khu in pain but they could not do anything for him. Fortunately, on October 10, 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 Khu’s hernia repair surgery. The procedure is scheduled to take place on October 10 and, once completed, will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably.

Khu’s mother said, “When Khu is in pain, he would ask me to carry him on my back. If I do not do it, he would cry a lot. I feel very sorry that I cannot help him”. Khu loves playing with his older sister and friends when he is not in pain. His father said, “I want to see him playing happily.”

Khu is a 22-month-old boy from Burma. He lives with his parents, grandmother and an older sister in Ei Tu Hta Internally Displaced Camp in H...

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Khu's Timeline

  • October 9, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • October 10, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Khu 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.

  • October 15, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Khu's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 03, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Khu's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 23, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Khu's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 31 donors

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