Success! Naw from Burma raised $1,500 to fund life-saving heart surgery.

Naw
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Naw's treatment was fully funded on December 29, 2023.
  • Naw's story
  • Naw's update
June 15, 2023

Photo of Naw post-operation

January 5, 2024

Naw underwent life-saving heart surgery.

Naw's heart surgery was successful! Since her recovery, Naw feels well and no longer has trouble with breathing or sleeping at night. She h...

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Naw's Timeline

  • June 15, 2023
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Naw was submitted by Dr. Phyoe Pyae Thu, Programs Assistant and Medical Advisor at Burma Children Medical Fund.

  • June 16, 2023
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Naw received treatment at Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai 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.

  • June 26, 2023
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Naw's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 29, 2023
    FULLY FUNDED

    Naw's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 5, 2024
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Naw's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 25 donors

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Reuben is a charming five-year-old boy from Karatu district in Tanzania, the third child born in a family of four children. He is a cheerful and active child, who particularly enjoys soccer. His family relies on farming for both sustenance and income, but the proceeds are often barely enough to meet the family's needs. Consequently, they struggle to meet medical expenses and are earnestly seeking assistance. Reuben was diagnosed with bilateral genu varus, a condition where legs curve outward at the knees while the feet and ankles touch. His legs began to bow out at the age of two, and as he continued to grow, this condition worsened, making it challenging for him to walk long distances. This condition is typically caused by an excessive accumulation of fluoride in the bones, which often stems from contaminated drinking water. As a result, his walking became energy-intensive, and he developed an uncomfortable gait. Recently, these mobility issues have significantly impacted his participation in beloved activities like playing soccer. Concerned about the potential hindrance this untreated condition may pose when Reuben begins school, especially due to the pain he experiences while walking and the distance of the school from home, his parents sought treatment at a local hospital. However, they were compelled to halt the treatment due to the high treatment costs. Their knowledge of our medical partner's care center, Kafika House, stemmed from a doctor who attended to Reuben two years ago. Consequently, they have embarked on a quest for his medical treatment again. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Reuben receive treatment. On May 7th, surgeons will perform a reconstructive surgery that will restore Reuben's mobility, allow him to participate in a variety of activities, and greatly decrease his risk of future complications. Now, Reuben's family needs help to fund this $880 procedure. Ruben’s father says: “I hope my son will get treatment to correct his legs so that it is easy for him when he starts school.”

$239raised
$641to go