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Success! Chit from Thailand raised $1,500 to fund hernia repair surgery.

Chit
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Chit's treatment was fully funded on February 15, 2018.

Photo of Chit post-operation

February 13, 2018

Chit underwent hernia repair surgery.

Now, he can eat, sleep, and play better. His family is very happy and relieved. To fully repair the hernia, he needs to undergo a second surgery, which will be scheduled once he has recovered from the first.

Chit’s mother said, “I hope that my son will be able to have another surgery and he will be healthy after he finish his second surgery.”

Now, he can eat, sleep, and play better. His family is very happy and relieved. To fully repair the hernia, he needs to undergo a second sur...

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January 6, 2018

Chit is a one-year-old boy from Thailand. He lives with his parents in Mae Sot, a border town. He loves to play with his parents.

Since he was one month old, Chit has had an inguinal hernia. Now, his hernia is getting bigger. He is in pain and cries a lot, and he is no longer able to play. Fortunately, on January 6, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at Mae Sot General Hospital, our medical partner’s care center.

Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund Chit’s hernia repair surgery. The procedure is scheduled to take place on January 6 and, once completed, will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably.

His mother says, “I want my son to be a teacher when he grows up.”

Chit is a one-year-old boy from Thailand. He lives with his parents in Mae Sot, a border town. He loves to play with his parents. Since ...

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Chit's Timeline

  • January 6, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • January 6, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Chit 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.

  • January 8, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Chit's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 13, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Chit's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • February 15, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Chit's treatment was fully funded.

Treatment
Hernia Repair
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,680 for Chit's treatment
Subsidies fund $180 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,118
Medical Staff
$361
Medication
$99
Supplies
$16
Labs
$46
Other
$40

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Su

Su is 10-year-old girl who lives in Thailand. Both of her parents work for a community based organization helping others in their area. In her free time, Su likes to draw pictures and play with her friends. Su was born with clubfeet and a dislocated hip. She received corrective surgery in Chiang Mai with the help of our medical partner BCMF after she was born. During her last visit to the hospital when she was young, the doctor told her mother that they only had to return to the hospital when she outgrew her clubfeet correction shoes. However, her parents could never bring her back. In additional to financial constraints, their legal documents expired, and later when they had legal documents, they could not go to Chiang Mai due to covid-19 travel restrictions. In June 2022, Su started to experience pain in her right foot whenever she walked more than 10 minutes. She also experienced pain in her right hip for the first time when she walked. The doctor at Mae Sot Hospital diagnosed her with a dislocated hip and referred her to the larger hospital Chiang Mai for further treatment. In October an MRI was performed for Su and it was determined that she may need two surgeries: one for hrt hip and another for her clubfeet condition. The first surgery is for a hip replacement and the doctor scheduled her for surgery on November 25th so she can be out of pain as quickly as possible. Her family needs $1500 for her hip replacement surgery. Su's father said, "I am hopeful for my daughter to receive surgery soon. After surgery, I hope that she will be able to walk like other children and she will not be shy when she grows up. Now, when she goes to school, some of her friends tease her that she cannot walk properly like other children."

45% funded

45%funded
$679raised
$821to go

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