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

Ohn
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Fully funded
Ohn's treatment was fully funded on August 8, 2018.

Photo of Ohn post-operation

June 28, 2018

Ohn underwent gallbladder surgery.

After surgery, Ohn does not feel any pain in her abdomen, and she is just a little sore from the surgery. She will be able to return home and work again soon. She is very happy for the treatment that she has received, and she is very grateful to donors for helping her.

Ohn says, “Thank you so much to the donors. I will get better and work for my family. We respect the donors, because I could not afford surgery otherwise.”

After surgery, Ohn does not feel any pain in her abdomen, and she is just a little sore from the surgery. She will be able to return home an...

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June 10, 2018

Ohn is a 36-year-old woman from Thailand. She lives with her husband and four children.

Diagnosed with gallstones, Ohn cannot lift anything heavy because doing so causes a painful pressure in her abdomen. Often, she has a hard time standing up, and she can hardly walk.

Ohn has been advised to undergo a biliary obstruction repair, a procedure to repair the blockage of the bile ducts, which carry bile from the liver to the gallbladder. If left untreated, Ohn’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), Ohn is scheduled to undergo her biliary obstruction repair on June 11. BCMF is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of Ohn’s procedure and care.

Her husband says, “My wife is now feeling disheartened as she is in poor health and has to live far from her family members…If she is fully recovered, I will be extremely happy.”

Ohn is a 36-year-old woman from Thailand. She lives with her husband and four children. Diagnosed with gallstones, Ohn cannot lift anythi...

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Ohn's Timeline

  • June 10, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Ohn was submitted by Bridgitte Agocs at Burma Children Medical Fund, our medical partner in Thailand.

  • June 11, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Ohn 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.

  • June 11, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ohn's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 28, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Ohn's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • August 08, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Ohn's treatment was fully funded.

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Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Ian

We met with eleven-year-old Ian in the hospital ward as he was admitted for a skin traction after he fell from a tree and broke his left hand. His mother sat beside him helplessly while she watched her only son in pain. It took me time for his mother to talk as she was feeling very disturbed and stressed because of her son's condition. She was trying to help him sit up but he couldn’t because of his fractured hand. Ian was brought to the hospital accompanied by his parents. They walked for hours to get the nearest health facility where he was referred to our hospital for surgical review. On arrival, he had an x-ray done which showed that Ian had fractured his left supracondylar. Ian is the third born child in a family of five. He is the eldest son of Christine and Isaac. They are a humble family who is struggling financially and often lack food for their children. Ian's father is a farmer and his mother is a housewife. They live in a two-roomed mud house in upcountry of Kenya. Ian's father, who is a maize farmer says that his farming is not doing well due to poor rains in the area and he has not been getting good yields in recent years. Medical examination shows that Ian needs urgent surgical intervention for his hand, but his family is unable to raise money for their son’s surgery apart from $30 that they collected from friends and family. His family is requesting our prayers and financial support for Ian’s treatment enable him use his hand. Christine, Ian’s mother says, “It is painful to see my son cry in pain. I hope he will receive treatment soon. All I want is to see him happy.”

55% funded

55%funded
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