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Success! Aung from Burma raised $1,500 to fund hernia surgery.

Aung
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Aung's treatment was fully funded on August 8, 2018.

Photo of Aung post-operation

July 17, 2018

Aung underwent hernia surgery.

He is now more energetic and playful. He can now move and sleep comfortably.

His mother says, “Personally, I want him to be a medical doctor because I want him to save other people’s lives as he was saved by the donors.”

He is now more energetic and playful. He can now move and sleep comfortably. His mother says, "Personally, I want him to be a medical do...

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June 12, 2018

Aung is a 13-month-old boy from Burma. He lives with his parents, his 13-year-old sister, and 8-year-old brother in Myawaddy, Karen State.

Since he was born, Aung has had an inguinal hernia. Aung’s hernia is gradually increasing in size. Fortunately, on June 12, 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 Aung’s hernia repair surgery. The procedure is scheduled to take place on June 12 and, once completed, will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably.

“We would like our son to finish school and become an educated man,” says Aung’s father.

Aung is a 13-month-old boy from Burma. He lives with his parents, his 13-year-old sister, and 8-year-old brother in Myawaddy, Karen State. ...

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Aung's Timeline

  • June 12, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • June 13, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Aung 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.

  • June 15, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Aung's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 17, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Aung's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • August 8, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Aung's treatment was fully funded.

Treatment
Hernia Repair
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,680 for Aung'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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Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Him

Him is a 40-year-old woman who used to work in the market near her home. She is married to a rice farmer and has two sons and one daughter. Her sons are 15 and 12 years old, her daughter is 6 years old. Him enjoys cooking for her family, walking her daughter to and from school, and watching Khmer movies. She was a clothes seller at the market, but stopped after her injury. Last August, Him was in a traffic accident and fractured the bone in her right upper arm. She went to a government hospital for surgery to repair the bone. She left soon after the operation because they couldn't afford the cost to stay, even though her fracture had not yet healed well. Now she has an open wound, feels poorly, and cannot use her arm. A neighbor suggested Him visit Children's Surgical Centre for further treatment. She and her family traveled two hours to the hospital, where surgeons diagnosed a Volkmann contracture, which occurs when there is a lack of blood flow to the forearm. There is increased pressure due to swelling, a condition called compartment syndrome. Surgeons have determined they are not able to save her arm and plan to do an above-the-elbow amputation. The total cost of his procedure is $446, which covers medications, supplies, and inpatient care. The procedure is scheduled for March 10th and Him needs help to pay for this procedure. Him shared, "I hope after surgery I won't have pain or infection anymore. This treatment will help me in the future to work to support my family."

17% funded

17%funded
$79raised
$367to go