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Success! Ler Moo from Thailand raised $1,500 to fund gallbladder surgery.

Ler Moo
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Ler Moo's treatment was fully funded on December 17, 2018.

Photo of Ler Moo post-operation

November 8, 2018

Ler Moo underwent gallbladder surgery.

Before surgery Ler Moo had abdominal pain all the time, especially when he walked or when he pressed on his stomach. He could not eat or drink because of the pain. After surgery, he no longer has any pain and he can eat and drink normally.

“The help I received from the donors is a huge help for me and my family. They also saved my life. I thank the donors very much. Without the donors’ help I could not afford this surgery and I would have died from this disease,” said Ler Moo.

Before surgery Ler Moo had abdominal pain all the time, especially when he walked or when he pressed on his stomach. He could not eat or dri...

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October 2, 2018

Ler Moo is a 32-year-old man from Thailand. He lives with his wife and three daughters in Mae La Refugee Camp, Tak Province. In his free time, Ler Moo likes spending time with his family.

Ler Moo experiences abdominal pain, and his condition has not improved with medication. He was diagnosed with gallstones, and his doctor informed him that he requires surgery.

Ler Moo has been advised to undergo a cholecystectomy, the surgical removal of the gallbladder. If left untreated, Ler Moo’s symptoms will continue to worsen and put him at risk for further health complications in the future.

After seeking treatment through our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF), Ler Moo is scheduled to undergo his cholecystectomy on October 4. BCMF is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of Ler Moo’s procedure and care.

“After surgery, if I feel better, I will try support my family as much as I can. I will apply for a suitable job in the camp so I can have an income to support my family,” says Ler Moo.

Ler Moo is a 32-year-old man from Thailand. He lives with his wife and three daughters in Mae La Refugee Camp, Tak Province. In his free tim...

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Ler Moo's Timeline

  • October 2, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Ler Moo was submitted by Bue Wah Say, Project Officer at Burma Children Medical Fund, our medical partner in Thailand.

  • October 04, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Ler Moo received treatment at Mae Sot General Hospital. 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.

  • October 09, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ler Moo's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 08, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Ler Moo's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 17, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Ler Moo's treatment was fully funded.

Treatment
Cholecystectomy (Biliary Obstruction)
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $3,729 for Ler Moo's treatment
Subsidies fund $2,229 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,430
Medical Staff
$966
Medication
$12
Supplies
$187
Labs
$84
Radiology
$879
Other
$171
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

​What kinds of symptoms do patients experience before receiving treatment?

Patients experience abdominal pain, jaundice, fever, nausea, and bloating.

​What is the impact on patients’ lives of living with these conditions?

Patients are in a great deal of pain. They cannot work regularly or even sleep comfortably.

What cultural or regional factors affect the treatment of these conditions?

Patients cannot afford to go to the hospital. Many people rely on medications provided by dealers who are not authorized pharmacists.

  • Process
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Risks and side-effects
  • Accessibility
  • Alternatives

What does the treatment process look like?

Ultrasound testing is the first diagnostic test. When the diagnosis is confirmed, surgery is scheduled. The gallbladder is removed through an incision on the right side under the rib cage. The patient usually spends 4-5 days in the hospital.

What is the impact of this treatment on the patient’s life?

After the surgery, the patient will no longer be in pain, and his or her jaundice will reduce.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

Potential side effects include bleeding, fever, pneumonia, heart complications, UTIs, blood clots, renal failure, bile duct injuries, retention of the bile duct stone, and death.

How accessible is treatment in the area? What is the typical journey like for a patient to receive care?

Many of our medical partner's patients live in remote areas. They cannot afford or access treatment because it is only available in large cities.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

There are no alternatives. Without surgery, the stones may grow larger. The patient will live in discomfort and may risk death.

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