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

Der Lwel
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Der Lwel's treatment was fully funded on April 22, 2019.
  • Der Lwel's story
  • Der Lwel's update
February 12, 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 retur...

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Der Lwel's Timeline

  • February 12, 2019

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

  • February 13, 2019

    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

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

  • March 6, 2019

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

  • April 22, 2019

    Der Lwel's treatment was fully funded.

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Samson is a widower and father of a 9-year-old child. He works as a laborer at a garage washing cars to support himself and his child. A few years ago, Samson started experiencing epigastric pain and discomfort, and could not keep down his food. He has sought treatment at other hospitals before, but to no avail. A few weeks ago, Samson's condition worsened and his brother helped him seek care with our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare. Doctors there conducted an endoscopy and found that the cause of Samson's symptoms was gastric obstruction due to pyloric stenosis, a narrowing of the opening from the stomach into the small intestine. If left untreated, Samson will continue to experience pain. His symptoms may also worsen, leading to dehydration, weight loss, and an overall decreased quality of life. Surgeons have recommended a laparotomy to treat Samson's condition. Fortunately, Samson is scheduled for surgery on March 13th with the help of African Mission Healthcare. Samson needs help raising $788 to fund the cost of his procedure. After surgery, not only will Samson's quality of life improve, but he will also be able to care for himself and his child. “I have been unable to care for myself and my child, becoming a burden to my family. The pain is also too much and I am afraid my wife went through the same and died. I plead for support so that I may be treated and get back to my normal life. I am also the only hope of my child,” said Samson.

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