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Tha from Burma raised $1,500 to remove his bladder stones.

Tha
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Tha's treatment was fully funded on June 22, 2015.

Photo of Tha post-operation

September 30, 2015

Tha received surgery to remove his bladder stones.

“Tha is no longer in pain as a result of the surgery,” shares our medical partner, Burma Border Projects. “He will be able to return to his family and care for his children. Tha is the primary caregiver for his four children.”

“Prior to surgery I was very uncomfortable and in pain,” Tha tells us. “Now I am in no pain and feel lighter.”

"Tha is no longer in pain as a result of the surgery," shares our medical partner, Burma Border Projects. "He will be able to return to his ...

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June 16, 2015

“I really hope to be able to get a job to provide some support for my family,” shares Tha, a 29-year-old husband and father of four children from Burma.

Tha suffers from bladder stones that restrict his everyday activities. Bladder stones are painful, crystallized masses in the bladder that currently put Tha at risk of chronic urinary infection.

In 2012, Tha had one of his legs amputated after a serious accident involving a landmine. According to our medical partner, Burma Border Projects (BBP), “These injuries combined with the pain and chronic infections caused by his bladder stones make it impossible for Tha to work, so he stays home to take care of the children.”

While initially from Burma, Tha and his family currently live in Thailand. His wife works hard to support the family, but is unable to take care of her children and cover the medical costs that Tha needs for full treatment. Before his illness, Tha used to love cooking for his family. His wife fondly recalls these memories, sharing that he cooks better than she does.

BBP explains that “without surgery, Tha will continue to develop more bladder stones and his infections will only get worse.”

For $1500, Tha will receive surgery to completely remove his bladder stones. Surgery will have a positive impact on Tha’s life, freeing him from pain that currently limits his ability to work, and spend time with his family.

“I really hope to be able to get a job to provide some support for my family,” shares Tha, a 29-year-old husband and father of four children...

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Tha's Timeline

  • June 16, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Tha was submitted by Connor Brown at Burma Children Medical Fund, our medical partner in Burma.

  • June 18, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Tha's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 22, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Tha's treatment was fully funded.

  • June 25, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Tha 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.

  • September 30, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Tha. Read the update.

Funded by 37 donors

Funded by 37 donors

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Ma Ni

Ma Ni is a 30-year-old woman from Burma. In her free time, she likes to pray to Buddha. She and her husband work as government officers. Together they earn 414,000 kyat (approx. $414 USD) per month, which is not enough for any safety net after they pay their bills for utilities and other household expenses. One day in July 2019, Ma Ni stood up from her desk at work and had pain in her hip joints. She had to push her hand against her hips to help her walk. She did not think there was anything seriously wrong so she did not seek medical attention. However, two weeks after this incident, when she was going to work, she slipped and fell in front of her house. Right away her hips started to hurt and two weeks later, the pain gradually became severe. Her condition worsened day by day, although she visited several hospitals and had taken medications. Currently, Ma Ni has a lot of pain in her hips. She cannot walk for more than two minutes or the pain becomes unbearable. She does not feel comfortable when she lays down and has problems sleeping from the pain. She also needs help going to the bathroom and taking a shower. Fortunately, Ma Ni learned about Watsi's medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF). At BCMF's care center, surgeons can perform a total hip replacement to relieve Ma Ni of her pain and allow her to walk easily. Treatment is scheduled for December 17th, and Ma Ni needs help raising $1,500 to pay for this procedure. Ma Ni said, "I had to send my son to my mother’s place in Mawlamyine and my husband also had to ask for leave. [When fully recovered] I want to take back my son from my mother and send him to school. I will support him in whatever he wants to become when he grows up.”

81% funded

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$1,221raised
$279to go

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