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Saw Zaw from Thailand raised $1,000 to get healthy.

Saw Zaw
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  • $1,000 raised, $355 to go
$1,000
raised
$355
to go
Fully funded
Saw Zaw's treatment was fully funded on October 31, 2013.

Photo of Saw Zaw post-operation

Saw Zaw received surgery to remove kidney stones and a benign tumor.

Saw Zaw says he is feeling much better now. He is no longer jaundiced and is not experiencing any pain. His family are thrilled he was able to receive treatment as they had sought treatment for him in Burma without any success. Saw Zaw hopes he can return to teaching and support his family once again.

Saw Zaw said that he doesn’t know how to express his gratitude as it is more than just a simple “thanks” – it goes beyond words

Saw Zaw says he is feeling much better now. He is no longer jaundiced and is not experiencing any pain. His family are thrilled he was able ...

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Saw Zaw is 39-years-old. He was recently diagnosed with several kidney and urological problems; he has multiple stones blocking his bile ducts and a benign tumor causing dizziness, fatigue, jaundice, and fever. He’s unable to work because of the condition.

Saw Zaw first noticed his health problem seven years ago, while he was living in Burma. He and his wife are both school teachers, but after spending their savings on medical bills and taking out risky loans, they ultimately lost their home. They now live in a refugee camp near the Thai-Burma border where our medical partner works.

For $1,000, we can help Saw Zaw receive treatment to permanently resolve his condition and enable him to work, take care of his family, pay back his loans, and get his life back.

Saw Zaw is 39-years-old. He was recently diagnosed with several kidney and urological problems; he has multiple stones blocking his bile duc...

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Saw Zaw's Timeline

  • October 27, 2013
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Saw Zaw's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 31, 2013
    FULLY FUNDED

    Saw Zaw's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Saw Zaw. Read the update.

Funded by 12 donors

Funded by 12 donors

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Kesande and her husband are small-scale farmers who grow sweet potatoes, Irish potatoes, and sorghum for their family to eat. She completed primary school until class seven, but did not proceed due to lack of school fees. Her firstborn is now 6 years old and in first grade at the local primary school. Their family owns a three-room semi-permanent house, which was constructed on the land given to them by the husband’s parents. Her husband lost his father and is only left with his old mother who greatly needs their support and care. Kesande is a mother of one, but this is her third pregnancy. She had c-section deliveries with her previous pregnancies, but unfortunately lost her first baby in 2012 when intra uterine fetal death occurred. However, her next delivery was successful in 2014. This pregnancy, she has had antenatal checkups from Kamuganguzi Health Centre where she was advised to go to a hospital that offers surgery services in May. She reported to Rushoroza Hospital on May 1st, 2020 at 1100 hours following the directive of the health centre. On assessment by the midwife, she recommends a c-section to protect the health of her and the baby. Their family has many responsibilities on their shoulders on top of their own family needs. They utilize the pieces of land that were given to them by the husband’s father and have no other sources of income. Kesande says, “I pray for a successful surgery. I plan to work even harder both physically and mentally to be able to secure and generate income that will enable us to take good care of the child we expect.”

9% funded

9%funded
$21raised
$196to go

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Kesande

Kesande and her husband are small-scale farmers who grow sweet potatoes, Irish potatoes, and sorghum for their family to eat. She completed primary school until class seven, but did not proceed due to lack of school fees. Her firstborn is now 6 years old and in first grade at the local primary school. Their family owns a three-room semi-permanent house, which was constructed on the land given to them by the husband’s parents. Her husband lost his father and is only left with his old mother who greatly needs their support and care. Kesande is a mother of one, but this is her third pregnancy. She had c-section deliveries with her previous pregnancies, but unfortunately lost her first baby in 2012 when intra uterine fetal death occurred. However, her next delivery was successful in 2014. This pregnancy, she has had antenatal checkups from Kamuganguzi Health Centre where she was advised to go to a hospital that offers surgery services in May. She reported to Rushoroza Hospital on May 1st, 2020 at 1100 hours following the directive of the health centre. On assessment by the midwife, she recommends a c-section to protect the health of her and the baby. Their family has many responsibilities on their shoulders on top of their own family needs. They utilize the pieces of land that were given to them by the husband’s father and have no other sources of income. Kesande says, “I pray for a successful surgery. I plan to work even harder both physically and mentally to be able to secure and generate income that will enable us to take good care of the child we expect.”

9% funded

9%funded
$21raised
$196to go