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Success! Shine from Thailand raised $1,500 to fund hernia repair surgery.

Shine
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Shine's treatment was fully funded on March 9, 2018.

Photo of Shine post-operation

March 15, 2018

Shine underwent hernia repair surgery.

He is no longer in pain, and he is feeling much better.

His mother says, “I will save up money so he can get a proper education…I want to make sure Shine can become an educated person.”

He is no longer in pain, and he is feeling much better. His mother says, "I will save up money so he can get a proper education...I want...

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February 13, 2018

Shine is a three-month-old baby boy from Thailand. He lives with his family in Mae Sot, Tak province.

Since he was one month old, Shine has had a right inguinal hernia. The hernia is at risk of becoming strangulated, or cut off from circulation of the blood supply, which can damage or kill the tissue. Fortunately, on February 14, 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 Shine’s hernia repair surgery. The procedure is scheduled to take place on February 14 and, once completed, will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably.

Shine is a three-month-old baby boy from Thailand. He lives with his family in Mae Sot, Tak province. Since he was one month old, Shine ...

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Shine's Timeline

  • February 13, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Shine was submitted by Bue Wah Say, Project Officer at Burma Children Medical Fund.

  • February 14, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Shine's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 15, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Shine 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.

  • March 9, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Shine's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 15, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Shine's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 27 donors

Funded by 27 donors

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

Eh Eh is a 24-year-old woman who lives with husband, daughter, sister and parents in a refugee camp in northern Thailand. She got married three years ago and her husband works at the pharmacy in the refugee camp. He is able to earn 900 baht (approx. $30 USD) per month to support their livelihoods. Her parents are retired, and her sister is in school in grade 11. Eh Eh works for the Camp Information Team and earns 1,000 baht (approx. $30.33 USD) per month. Their household also receives 1,662 baht ($55.40 USD) per month on a cash card from an organisation called The Border Consortium. Eh Eh became pregnant soon after her wedding in 2018. When she went into labour, she was unable to give birth due to her daughter being too big to fit through her pelvis. Malteser International (MI) staff, who run the hospital in the refugee camp, rushed her to Mae Sariang Hospital, where the surgeon performed an emergency C-section to deliver Eh Eh's daughter. On 28 December 2020, Eh Eh found out she was pregnant again. Due to her previous complications during labour, MI staff referred her to Mae Sariang Hospital for further care while she wis in her 39th week. Knowing that she will need to undergo another C-section, and that she cannot afford to pay for it, Eh Eh was referred to our medical partner, the Burma Children Medical Fund for assistance accessing the treatment she needs for a safe delivery for her and her new baby. Currently, although Eh Eh feels fine physically, she has mixed emotions about the surgery. She is worried and scared about undergoing the operation but she is excited to meet her baby. She shared: “I can cope with the worry because I have experienced this before, and because my husband will take care of me,” she said. “I just really hope that my operation will go well, and that baby will be safe."

53% funded

53%funded
$805raised
$695to go

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