Success! Rachel from Guatemala raised $1,500 to fund eye surgery.

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Fully funded
Rachel's treatment was fully funded on January 8, 2018.
  • Rachel's story
  • Rachel's update
July 4, 2017

Photo of Rachel post-operation

August 15, 2017

Rachel underwent eye surgery.

Rachel underwent a successful surgery to correct her strabismus. Rachel is recovering well under the watchful care of her mother at home. We...

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Rachel's Timeline

  • July 4, 2017

    Rachel was submitted by Hannah Shryer, Complex Care Coordinator/Research Intern at Wuqu’ Kawoq.

  • July 4, 2017

    Rachel received treatment at Intituto Panamericano in Guatemala. 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.

  • August 10, 2017

    Rachel's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 15, 2017

    Rachel's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • January 8, 2018

    Rachel's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 23 donors

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Say is a 31-year-old woman who has lived with her family in a refugee camp for more than 10 years after fleeing the conflict in Burma. She is a homemaker who lives with her husband, elderly father, and three young children who are all attending school. The income for Say’s family comes from cash cards provided by an organisation in the refugee camp. Say’s husband works as a delivery driver outside the camp but he has been unable to work since December 2023 because Say’s father and eldest son have health issues that require support. Their monthly income is not enough to cover their living expenses and they sometimes need to borrow food before their cash card is refilled. Basic health care is provided by the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in the refugee camp free of charge, but not advanced care like Say needs. In 2022, Say began having pain, discomfort, and pressure in her abdomen. She was diagnosed with an ovarian cyst and has been advised to undergo a total abdominal hysterectomy which will remove her uterus and cervix. If left untreated, Say's symptoms will continue to worsen and put her at risk for further health complications. Say is scheduled to undergo a hysterectomy and our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to cover the cost of her procedure and care. “I will look for a job as a nursery teacher in the camp, I used to do this before I had to stop. Thank you so much to the donors who are helping us pay for my surgery and thank you to BCMF. May you all be healthy, and God bless you,” shared Say.

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