Success! San from Burma raised $1,500 to fund surgery to remove her gallbladder.

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Fully funded
San's treatment was fully funded on January 20, 2024.
  • San's story
  • San's update
November 16, 2023

Photo of San post-operation

February 18, 2024

San underwent surgery to remove her gallbladder.

After surgery, San is still experiencing mild, occasional abdominal pain, but not like the pain she had before. She no longer experiences ba...

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San's Timeline

  • November 16, 2023

    San was submitted by Dr. Phyoe Pyae Thu, Programs Assistant and Medical Advisor at Burma Children Medical Fund.

  • November 17, 2023

    San 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.

  • November 18, 2023

    San's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 20, 2024

    San's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 18, 2024

    San's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 21 donors

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Setha is a 54-year-old high school teacher from Cambodia. He lives with his wife, one of his sons, his daughter-in-law, and two grandchildren in Koh Kong province. His wife stays home to manage the household and cares for their grandchildren, while his son and daughter-in-law work as rice farmers. In his free time, Setha enjoys watching the news on his phone. In January 2024, Setha was in a motorcycle collision with a truck and fell on his left shoulder hard on the pavement. At that time, he lost consciousness and was transported to a nearby hospital for surgical treatment of several broken bones. Unfortunately, since then, he has not been able to lift his hand or use his arm. Setha has been afraid to seek further treatment due to costs. He has been diagnosed with a brachial plexus injury on his left side. The brachial plexus is a nerve network that transmits signals from the spine to the shoulder, arm, and hand. Injuries to this nerve network can result in loss of function and sensation. He cannot lift his arm or use his hand, and he cannot work. Setha traveled to our medical partner's care center, Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre, to receive treatment. This is the only center in the country where this treatment is available. On June 19th, he will undergo a brachial plexus repair surgery. After recovery, he hopes to use his arm again. Setha is able to contribute $100 and our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, is requesting $609 more to fund this procedure. Setha shared: "I wish to do daily activities like before the accident and work again."

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