Success! Khu from Burma raised $1,500 to fund a cholecystectomy.

Khu
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Khu's treatment was fully funded on May 4, 2023.
  • Khu's story
  • Khu's update
April 19, 2023

Photo of Khu post-operation

August 15, 2023

Khu underwent a cholecystectomy.

After surgery, Khu is feeling much better! She can sleep and eat well, in contrast to her condition before the surgery. She has regained her...

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Khu's Timeline

  • April 19, 2023
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Khu was submitted by Bridgitte Agocs at Burma Children Medical Fund.

  • April 19, 2023
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Khu 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.

  • April 24, 2023
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Khu's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 4, 2023
    FULLY FUNDED

    Khu's treatment was fully funded.

  • August 15, 2023
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Khu's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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Margaret is a 45-year-old single mother from Kenya. She has one child and is a farmer on her parents' land. Her father is sick and has been hospitalized, so she is taking care of him with the little she can manage. In 2019, Margaret began to experience troubling symptoms, including losing weight and difficulty swallowing. Her eyes appear to be bulging and she also developed a dry cough. Margaret went to the hospital and was diagnosed with thyrotoxicosis, a condition of having too much thyroid hormone in your body. She has been undergoing treatment since 2020. As Margaret was not seeing relief of her symptoms, she visited our medical partner's care center, Nazareth Hospital. There, she was diagnosed with thyroid hyperplasia, an increase in the size of the thyroid gland due to excessive growth of its cells. She needs surgery to prevent her symptoms from getting worse. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Margaret receive treatment. She is scheduled to undergo a thyroidectomy on July 1st where surgeons will remove all or part of her thyroid gland. This procedure will cost $633 and she needs help raising money. "I have been struggling for so long, especially with my self-image and I feel it is taking a toll on me. I am unable to raise money for my surgery and request to be assisted with the matter. I have an old sickly parent who depends on me financially and am not working. After the treatment, I believe I will manage to look for a job to sustain my family," Margaret said.

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