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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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Anifa

Anifa is a student from Tanzania. Anifa is a friendly third born child in a family of four. Her mother describes her as hardworking both in school and at home. The class five student suffered severe burns on her left arm when she was three years old. While playing children's cooking games with her friends, Anifa's clothing caught fire as she was placing the cooking tin on the open fire. The severe burns saw her admitted to the hospital for a month. She healed with contractures on her left hand and armpit. At five years, she was funded by a visiting team of surgeons for a contracture release of the arm. However, the contractures on her axilla remain. The contractures limit her hand movement making it challenging to perform daily tasks. When her mother heard about our funding program from our outreach team who had visited their village, she brought her in to ask for help. Anifa is planned for a release and Z-plasty surgery in our ALMC hospital. Anifa's parents are small scale farmers of maize, rice and vegetables. Their income is limited to cater for the surgical cost and appeal for financial assistance Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Anifa receive treatment. On September 27th, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery to The surgery will restore Anifa's ability to move her hand with ease. Now, she needs help to fund this $608 procedure. Anifa’s mother says, “We have always wanted to treat our daughter and correct the remaining part but due to lack of money we have not been able to do that kindly help our daughter if it’s possible.”

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$537raised
$71to go

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