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Success! Ner from Burma raised $1,500 to fund hernia surgery.

Ner
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Ner's treatment was fully funded on August 10, 2019.

Photo of Ner post-operation

August 10, 2019

Ner underwent hernia surgery.

Now, Ner feels much better. He is able to walk without any discomfort.

Now, Ner feels much better. He is able to walk without any discomfort....

June 28, 2019

Ner is a 56-year-old man from Burma. He is a subsistence farmer, and he likes to listen religious sermons in his free time.

Ner has had a hernia for five years. Fortunately, on June 28, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at Mae Sot General Hospital, our medical partner’s care center.

Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund Ner’s hernia repair surgery. The procedure is scheduled to take place on June 28 and, once completed, will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably.

Ner said, “When I am completely healed, I will work on my farm again. I will continue to go to the temple and do some merit activities.”

Ner is a 56-year-old man from Burma. He is a subsistence farmer, and he likes to listen religious sermons in his free time. Ner has had ...

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Ner's Timeline

  • June 28, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Ner was submitted by Ma Tu, Senior Project Officer at Burma Children Medical Fund, our medical partner in Burma.

  • June 28, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Ner 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.

  • July 06, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ner's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 10, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Ner's treatment was fully funded.

  • August 10, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Ner's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Treatment
Hernia Repair
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,680 for Ner's treatment
Subsidies fund $180 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,118
Medical Staff
$361
Medication
$99
Supplies
$16
Labs
$46
Other
$40

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Wai

Wai is a 14-year-old student from Thailand. He temporarily lives with his grandparents and great grandmother in Huay Ka Lote Village in Thailand, but Wai usually lives with his parents across the border in Burma. He came to visit his grandparents during his school break in mid-March 2020 after completing seventh grade, however, he was unable to return to his parents and home when Thailand closed it borders due to COVID-19. His parents are subsistence farmers and they also raise a few chickens, pigs, and goats to sustain their livelihood. When they need money to buy clothes or pay for healthcare, they sell some of their livestock. Meanwhile, his grandparents look after a landowner’s garden and land for 2,000 baht (approx. 67 USD) per month. The income that Wai’s grandparents earn from the landowner is just enough for their daily expenses. Wai is diagnosed with cataract and currently he has lost most of the vision in his right eye and is only able to see light. His right eye also looks red. Aside from that, he has no other symptoms and his eye does not hurt. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund lens replacement surgery for Wai. On June 16th, doctors will perform a lens replacement, during which they will remove Wai's natural lens and replace it with an intraocular lens implant. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. Now, he needs help to fund this $1,500 procedure. “I want to become a farmer when I grow up and follow in my parent’s footsteps, but I also want to become a nurse if I receive a chance to do so. I overheard my parents say that they don’t have enough money to continue supporting my studies once I graduate from grade eight, so I’m not so sure whether I’ll be able to continue my studies after next year,” said Wai.

76% funded

76%funded
$1,145raised
$355to go

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Wai

Wai is a 14-year-old student from Thailand. He temporarily lives with his grandparents and great grandmother in Huay Ka Lote Village in Thailand, but Wai usually lives with his parents across the border in Burma. He came to visit his grandparents during his school break in mid-March 2020 after completing seventh grade, however, he was unable to return to his parents and home when Thailand closed it borders due to COVID-19. His parents are subsistence farmers and they also raise a few chickens, pigs, and goats to sustain their livelihood. When they need money to buy clothes or pay for healthcare, they sell some of their livestock. Meanwhile, his grandparents look after a landowner’s garden and land for 2,000 baht (approx. 67 USD) per month. The income that Wai’s grandparents earn from the landowner is just enough for their daily expenses. Wai is diagnosed with cataract and currently he has lost most of the vision in his right eye and is only able to see light. His right eye also looks red. Aside from that, he has no other symptoms and his eye does not hurt. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund lens replacement surgery for Wai. On June 16th, doctors will perform a lens replacement, during which they will remove Wai's natural lens and replace it with an intraocular lens implant. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. Now, he needs help to fund this $1,500 procedure. “I want to become a farmer when I grow up and follow in my parent’s footsteps, but I also want to become a nurse if I receive a chance to do so. I overheard my parents say that they don’t have enough money to continue supporting my studies once I graduate from grade eight, so I’m not so sure whether I’ll be able to continue my studies after next year,” said Wai.

76% funded

76%funded
$1,145raised
$355to go