Shardrack from Kenya raised $805 to treat spina bifida.

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Shardrack's treatment was fully funded on June 2, 2015.
  • Shardrack's story
  • Shardrack's update
May 6, 2015

Photo of Shardrack post-operation

June 15, 2015

Shardrack received treatment for spina bifida.

"I can't help but smile to see my son recovering after a successful surgery," Shardrack's father shares. "I am greatly indebted to you for y...

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Shardrack's Timeline

  • May 6, 2015

    Shardrack was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare.

  • May 7, 2015

    Shardrack received treatment. 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.

  • June 1, 2015

    Shardrack's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 2, 2015

    Shardrack's treatment was fully funded.

  • June 15, 2015

    We received an update on Shardrack. Read the update.

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Aung, who is 25 years old, lives with his mother, brother and two sisters in Burma. His mother is retired, and his brother is a security guard. One of his sisters works at a bicycle factory, while the other one works for a local company. Aung is currently unemployed because of his poor health. In October 2022, Aung fell ill and developed a persistent cough. He went to a charity hospital, where he was told that he had a heart infection. After he was treated with injected antibiotics, the doctor told him that he needed an echocardiogram, because he might have a heart condition due to the infection. After the echo was completed, he was diagnosed with mitral valve regurgitation, and he was referred to a cardiologist in Yangon. Aung went to see the cardiologist, who told him that he would need surgery, which he could not afford. On December 25, 2022, both of Aung's legs and his arms became swollen, and he was unable to sleep. He went to a private hospital, where it was determined that he would need surgery as soon as possible. Currently, Aung feels extremely fatigued, experiences chest pains, and has difficulty breathing. Sometimes, his legs and his arms become swollen, and he cannot sleep well at night. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 for the mitral valve replacement surgery that Aung needs. The procedure is currently scheduled to take place on April 2nd, at Pun Hlaing Hospital. "In the future, I want to work as a taxi driver, because I believe that I could easily earn money doing this [in the city]," said Aung.

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