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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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So is a 40-year-old man from Burma. He lives with his family in Myawaddy Township, Karen State. He is a carpenter while his wife is a homemaker. His mother is retired, and his son goes to school. In his free time, So loves to read the newspaper and magazines, as well as going to the pagoda. In mid-2016, So felt lightheaded one day while working. His friend rushed him to the nearest clinic where the doctor completed a physical examination. He was told that his lightheartedness was caused by the hot weather and he was told to drink more water. The following day, So felt lightheaded and developed a headache. He went to the clinic near his house, where he received an injection and oral medication. This time the doctor told him that his symptoms were due to hypertension and told him to come back to the clinic if he did not feel better. So underwent MRI on 14th of September 2019. The result of MRI shows that there is extraaxial mass with rim calcification along right frontal convexity. The doctor told So that he requires surgery to remove the mass. Presently, So still experiences frequent headaches and bouts of dizziness. He cannot sleep well, and he has trouble focusing. So sought treatment through our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund. he is now scheduled to undergo mass removal surgery on October 24th. He is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care. So said, "I am ready for surgery. I believe that I will be healthy after that. Now, after taking medications from the hospital, I feel like I have less headache and less dizziness."

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$532raised
$968to go

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