Success! Mchandael from Haiti raised $1,500 for heart surgery.

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Fully funded
Mchandael's treatment was fully funded on September 6, 2016.
  • Mchandael's story
  • Mchandael's update
August 12, 2016

Photo of Mchandael post-operation

October 17, 2016

Mchandael received successful heart surgery.

During the procedure, Mchandael's pulmonary valve was stretched open with a balloon to a near-normal size. Blood can now pass through it mor...

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Mchandael's Timeline

  • August 12, 2016

    Mchandael was submitted by Owen Robinson, Executive Director at International Cardiac Alliance.

  • August 17, 2016

    Mchandael received treatment at Health City Cayman Islands in Cayman Islands. 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 29, 2016

    Mchandael's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 6, 2016

    Mchandael's treatment was fully funded.

  • October 17, 2016

    Mchandael's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 15 donors

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Saw Htoo is an 11-year-old boy from Burma who lives with his parents, 4 brothers and a sister in a refugee camp, in Mae Hong Son Province, Thailand. His parents fled to the camp from Karen State, Burma, due to the civil war in 2010. Saw Htoo is in grade 4 and his favorite subject is English. His father used to work as a day laborer before travel restrictions were imposed on camp residents after the outbreak of covid-19. Since then, both of Saw Htoo’s parents are homemakers. Although they receive a small monthly cash card to purchase food in the camp, as well as free basic health care and education, they struggle to make ends meet. For the past 5 years, Saw Htoo has been brought frequently to the hospital in the camp due to having urine in his blood. He has also experienced pain while going to the bathroom, developed a fever and pain in his bladder area. He received an ultrasound, an x-ray of his kidney, ureter and bladder (KUB) and an intravenous pyelogram (IVP) and was diagnosed with a renal stone in his right renal pelvis. At a follow-up appointment in August 2023, he received another IVP which indicated that the stone was increasing in size and doctors recommended Saw Htoo have surgery to remove the stone. Saw Htoo has been experiencing pain in his back, and he often needs to take leave from school because of the pain. Fortunately, our medical partner Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF) can help. Saw Htoo is scheduled for surgery on September 8th, and BCMF is asking for help to raise $1,500 to fund the procedure. Saw Htoo said, “I want to become a football player [in the future] because I love to play football.”

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