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Success! Der Lwel from Burma raised $1,500 to fund fracture repair surgery.

Der Lwel
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Fully funded
Der Lwel's treatment was fully funded on April 22, 2019.

Photo of Der Lwel post-operation

March 6, 2019

Der Lwel underwent fracture repair surgery.

He is very happy that the surgery was successful.

Der Lwel said, “Thank you very much for helping me pay for my surgery. Now, I can return home and work on the farm without discomfort.”

He is very happy that the surgery was successful. Der Lwel said, “Thank you very much for helping me pay for my surgery. Now, I can retur...

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February 12, 2019

Der Lwel is an 18-year-old boy who lives with his parents and two younger brothers in Ta Kue Khee Village, Kyain Seikgyi Township, Karen State, Burma. He and his parents work as subsistence farmers, while his two younger brothers are students.

Two years ago, Der Lwel broke his lower back bone. The next day, he received internal fixation surgery. After the surgery, he learned that he would need to come back in two years to have the metal screws removed.

Now, he is scheduled to undergo surgery to remove the metal screws on February 13. This procedure will cost $1,500.

Der Lwel said, “I feel very uncomfortable and I have pain when I bend over while planting or harvest rice. I want to receive treatment and work comfortably like I did before I got injured.”

Der Lwel is an 18-year-old boy who lives with his parents and two younger brothers in Ta Kue Khee Village, Kyain Seikgyi Township, Karen Sta...

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Der Lwel's Timeline

  • February 12, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • February 13, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Der Lwel 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.

  • February 15, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Der Lwel's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 6, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Der Lwel's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • April 22, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Der Lwel's treatment was fully funded.

Treatment
Femur Rod Removal
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $2,627 for Der Lwel's treatment
Subsidies fund $1,127 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,306
Medical Staff
$827
Medication
$80
Supplies
$95
Labs
$30
Radiology
$27
Other
$262

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Alice

Alice is a cheerful and talkative 63-year-old farmer from Kenya. She has seven children, with her youngest being 14 and her oldest being 40. Although she is married, Alice works to support her children alone. She and her family live on a small piece of land, half of which is reserved for a tea plantation. She grows and sells this tea in order to pay her children's school fees and provide them with their day-to-day needs. 15 years ago, Alice began experiencing troubling symptoms, including neck swelling, joint weakness, and constant fatigue. After attempting to alleviate her symptoms using herbal medication with no success, she decided to seek medical attention at a health center. The medics referred her to our medical partner's care center, AIC Kapsowar Hospital, for diagnosis and treatment. Fortunately, a friend provided her with money to pay for her transportation to the hospital. Once there, she was diagnosed with bilateral non-toxic multinodular goiter, meaning she has multiple lumps located within her thyroid glands. In order to stop her symptoms and prevent them from worsening, she must undergo surgery. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF), is helping Alice receive treatment. She is scheduled to undergo a thyroidectomy on August 15th at AMHF's care center. During this procedure, surgeons will remove all or part of her thyroid gland. This surgery will cost $936, and Alice and her family need help raising money. Alice says, “I would like to see my children achieve their dreams. I look forward to getting well to continue providing for and supporting them. Kindly help me.”

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