Thein from Thailand raised $1,500 to fund sight-restoring cataract surgery.

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Thein's treatment was fully funded on July 4, 2022.
  • Thein's story
  • Thein's update
March 7, 2022

Photo of Thein post-operation

July 27, 2022

Thein underwent sight-restoring cataract surgery.

Thein felt he was living in darkness before he had eye surgery. He could see only light and dark and his condition kept him from going out o...

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Thein's Timeline

  • March 7, 2022

    Thein was submitted by Bue Wah Say, Project Officer at Burma Children Medical Fund.

  • March 8, 2022

    Thein received treatment at Mae Sot General 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.

  • March 11, 2022

    Thein's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 4, 2022

    Thein's treatment was fully funded.

  • July 27, 2022

    We received an update on Thein. Read the update.

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Naw Paw is a 40 year-old woman who lives with her husband and her three daughters in a refugee camp in Mae Hong Province, Thailand. Naw Paw is originally from across the border in Karen State, Burma. Her family fled to the refugee camp in 2011 due to conflict happening between armed groups in her area. In the camp, Naw Paw’s family receives a cash card from the Border Consortium to purchase food. Naw Paw used to sell Mohhinga (a Burmese noodle) nearby school to cover for their basic needs. However, she stopped selling Mohhinga when she got this pregnant because she couldn’t handle the work well. Naw Paw’s family is struggling to make ends meet and feel lucky they receive free basic healthcare in the camp through Malteser International. Her husband is unemployed. All of her 3 children are students. During her free time, she loves to play with her children and listen to the music in her phone. Sometimes she will read books and help her daughters with their homework. Naw Paw is currently expecting her fourth child. Since Naw Paw got pregnant she is taking antenatal care regularly at the camp hospital. On January 18th, Naw Paw went back for the follow-up in the camp hospital and had an ultrasound which revealed that her baby is in the wrong position laying sideways and her doctors recommended that she deliver via a caesarean section. This way doctors can ensure the safety of both mother and child. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is helping Naw Paw undergo a C-section on January 29th. This procedure will cost $1,500, and Naw Paw's family needs your support. Naw Paw said, “After I deliver my baby and recover from surgical wound, I will sell the Mohhinga (Burmese noodle) again to cover more of the financial needs for our family.”

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