Success! Haji from Uganda raised $249 to fund hernia surgery.

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Fully funded
Haji's treatment was fully funded on May 11, 2019.
  • Haji's story
  • Haji's update
March 19, 2019

Photo of Haji post-operation

April 2, 2019

Haji underwent hernia surgery.

Haji’s hernia repair went well. He is no longer at risk of complications. He says, "I feel much better. I extend my sincere appreciation...

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Haji's Timeline

  • March 19, 2019

    Haji was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • March 19, 2019

    Haji's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 20, 2019

    Haji received treatment at Holy Family Virika Hospital in Uganda. 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.

  • April 2, 2019

    Haji's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • May 11, 2019

    Haji's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 5 donors

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Zaw, who is 29 years old, lives with his wife and extended family members in Karen State, Burma. He and his wife are currently unemployed, although Zaw hopes to work as a second-hand motorbike seller. Zaw has had an irregular heartbeat since he was 10 years old. Although he visited a local clinic as a child, he was never provided a definitive diagnosis. By January 2022, he began to experience fatigue. His back and neck were stiff, and he lost his appetite. He also had difficulty sleeping, experienced a persistent cough and body aches, and his lips turned blue. After multiple hospital visits, Zaw was told he had a heart condition that required surgery. Unable to afford surgery in Burma, Zaw sought affordable care at Mae Tao Clinic (MTC) in Thailand. With the help of our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, he received a free echocardiogram, which revealed he had mitral valve regurgitation, atrial valve regurgitation, pulmonary valve regurgitation, and patent ductus arteriosus. He is now scheduled for a procedure at Kasemrad Prachachuen Hospital in Bangkok on April 18th to repair or replace three of his valves and address any other issues with his heart. Currently, Zaw continues to experience fatigue, thus he is unable to work. He experiences shortness of breath and a racing heartbeat, for which he requires oxygen therapy three times a day. He needs your help to raise the $1,500 to fund his life-changing surgery. Zaw said: “I want to be free from this disease as soon as possible. Thank you all for helping with my treatment cost.”

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