Success! Nurat from Tanzania raised $1,015 to fund spine surgery to grow up healthily.

Nurat
$1,015
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$0
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Fully funded
Nurat's treatment was fully funded on September 5, 2021.
  • Nurat's story
  • Nurat's update
June 22, 2021

Photo of Nurat post-operation

August 3, 2021

Nurat underwent spine surgery to grow up healthily.

Nurat's spinal repair surgery went well, successfully correcting the condition. She was doing fine post-surgery and was discharged home from...

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Nurat's Timeline

  • June 22, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Nurat was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, SAFE Senior Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • June 23, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Nurat received treatment at Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre (ALMC) in Tanzania. 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.

  • July 8, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Nurat's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 3, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Nurat's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • September 5, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Nurat's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 36 donors

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Thaw is a two-year-old boy from Burma. He lives with his parents and elder sister in Zee Kone Village, but his family migrated to Thailand four months ago to seek better job opportunities. His father works as an agricultural day labourer, while his mother is a homemaker. Thaw’s elder brother and sister take turns working as agricultural day labourers. Thaw’s mother carefully manages their income, and their combined family income is enough to cover their daily basic expenses. Thaw receives free healthcare services at Mae Tao Clinic (MTC). On 2 July 2021, Thaw was born through emergency caesarean section. His mother noticed on the following day, while cleaning Thaw’s body, that he was born with a worrying condition that makes it challenging to go to the bathroom. Thaw’s mother immediately informed the doctor, who then referred Thaw to hospital in Ayeyarwady Division. Unfortunately, due to a lack of facilities, he did not receive the necessary treatment at this hospital. He was subsequently recommended to go to Yangon Hospital. However, due to financial limitations, Thaw’s mother could not afford to take him to Yangon Hospital, leading her to cease efforts to seek Thaw’s treatment. Fortunately, Thaw was able to defecate through a fistula however Thaw began to experience troubling symptoms, including at present, Thaw is passing stool through the fistula, experiencing constipation with bowel movements occurring every four or five days, with a distended abdomen. Thaw has been diagnosed with imperforate anus with fistula and his doctors recommend a colostomy. A colostomy is a surgery that creates an opening for the colon through the abdomen. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1500 to fund Thaw's surgery at Mae Sot General Hospital scheduled January 31st. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully alleviate him symptoms. Thaw’s mother expressed her concerns saying, “I want my son to have a healthy, long life. I was always worried about him, and he couldn’t receive treatment due to lack of money. Now, with the help of BCMF and donors, he can undergo surgery. Thank you."

$758raised
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