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

Der Lwel
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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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, our medical partner in Burma.

  • February 13, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Der Lwel 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.

  • February 15, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

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

  • March 06, 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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Ngo

Ngo is a 36-year-old Karen woman from Burma. She has three children, and two of whom are students. While she stays home to take care of house work and her husband works as a day laborer. He earns 180 baht (approx. $6 USD) per day and he usually works for about 20 days per month. The income he can make is not enough to cover their family's basic expenses. They sometimes have to borrow money from Ngo's sister, especially when Ngo needs to go to a clinic. In October 2019, Ngo experienced a severe pain in her right side. She went to Mae Tao Clinic (MTC) and was diagnosed with a urinary tract infection. She was on medication which made her feel better. On her follow-up appointment, the medic performed ultrasound imaging test to see if her kidney looks fine. The medic then found a stone in her right kidney and she was referred to Mae Sot Hospital (MSH) to meet with a urologist. The doctor at MSH at first tried to treat Ngo with medication but when that did not work, the doctor explained that Ngo needs more investigative tests to help her. Doctors want Ngo to undergo a CT scan, a procedure in which x-ray images taken from several angles are combined to produce cross-sectional images of the body. This scan will hopefully help doctors diagnose her condition and formulate an appropriate treatment plan. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $414 to cover the cost of Ngo's CT scan and care, scheduled for February 21st. Ngo said, “I want to look after my sons without needing to worry. I want all my sons to be well-educated persons.”

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$104raised
$310to go

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