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Success! Than from Thailand raised $1,500 to fund a hernia repair surgery.

Than
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Than's treatment was fully funded on April 19, 2021.

Photo of Than post-operation

April 26, 2021

Than underwent a hernia repair surgery.

Before her surgery, Than experienced pain in her abdomen and had to take pain medication. She could not walk or sleep when she was in pain. After her successful surgery, Than no longer experiences pain. She can now walk and sleep easily, and she no longer needs to take medicine all of the time.

Than shared, “When I recover, I would like to work on our employer’s farm so that I can support my family. I would like to thank all the donors and Burma Children’s Medical Fund for supporting my treatment. I wish them good health and that they may be able to continue saving people’s lives.”

Before her surgery, Than experienced pain in her abdomen and had to take pain medication. She could not walk or sleep when she was in pain. ...

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January 28, 2021

Than is a 42-year-old woman from Thailand. She lives with her husband, three daughters, three sons, son-in-law and granddaughter. Than and her family moved from Burma to Thailand ten years ago in search of better job opportunities. Her husband, her oldest daughter, one son, and her son-in-law work as day labourers on their employer’s farm, growing and harvesting tapioca, corn, and cabbage. Her two other sons go to school, while her youngest daughter and her granddaughter are too young to go to school. Than and her second oldest daughter are homemakers.

On November 7th, 2020, Than discovered that she had an incisional hernia. Currently, Than experiences abdominal pain throughout the week and has to take pain medication to decrease her pain. She feels uncomfortable when she sits, and when she is in pain, she has to walk or lie down for the pain to ease.

Fortunately, on January 28th, she 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 Than’s hernia repair surgery. The procedure is scheduled to take place on January 28th and, once completed, will hopefully allow her to live more comfortably and go about her daily activities normally.

Than shared, “I was so happy when I learned that I was to go to Mae Tao Clinic [and later Mae Sot Hospital] for treatment. My children are also happy that I will receive treatment with help from donors.”

Than is a 42-year-old woman from Thailand. She lives with her husband, three daughters, three sons, son-in-law and granddaughter. Than and h...

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Than's Timeline

  • January 28, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Than was submitted by Bue Wah Say, Project Officer at Burma Children Medical Fund.

  • January 29, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Than received treatment at Mae Sot General 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.

  • January 29, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Than's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 19, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Than's treatment was fully funded.

  • April 26, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Than's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Treatment
Hernia Repair
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,680 for Than'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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