Success! Lu from Thailand raised $1,500 to remove kidney stones causing her great pain.

Lu
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Lu's treatment was fully funded on January 4, 2024.
  • Lu's story
  • Lu's update
June 8, 2023

Photo of Lu post-operation

January 18, 2024

Lu underwent surgery to remove kidney stones that were causing her great pain.

After surgery, Lu has no new signs of concern or symptoms except occasional pain at the incision site. She has returned to her work as a com...

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Lu's Timeline

  • June 8, 2023
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Lu was submitted by Dr. Phyoe Pyae Thu, Programs Assistant and Medical Advisor at Burma Children Medical Fund.

  • June 9, 2023
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Lu received treatment at Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai 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.

  • June 21, 2023
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Lu's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 4, 2024
    FULLY FUNDED

    Lu's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 18, 2024
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Lu's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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Joselito, a 59-year-old father from the Philippines, works as a taxi driver and earns minimum wage. His income is insufficient to provide for his family of five, prompting him to take on extra jobs to make ends meet. Twenty years ago, Joselito began to experience troubling symptoms, including severe pain on the left side of his stomach, which radiated to his back. Initially, he tried drinking a lot of water to ease the pain, and it subsided. When he consulted with a doctor he was asked to take an ultrasound, but could not due to financial constraints. At the onset of an extremely painful episode, Joselito was rushed to a nearby hospital and was diagnosed with gallstones. He was advised to undergo a cholecystectomy, the surgical removal of the gallbladder. He was informed that if left untreated, his symptoms would continue to worsen and put him at risk of further health complications in the future. Unable to cover the cost of the necessary surgery, he was prescribed pain medication instead. Fortunately, Joselito then sought treatment through our medical partner, World Surgical Foundation Philippines (WSFP). He is scheduled to undergo a cholecystectomy on March 27th. A portion of the cost of the procedure is being supported by the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, and Jose is seeking support for the remaining $1,128. Joselito says, "Since I started to feel the symptoms attack more often, I had to reduce my work hours and this took a toll on the family's income and expenses. While my family worries about my health, I am worried that I will not be able to give them what they need because of my condition, so I deeply appreciate the assistance I am receiving for my medical care."

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