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Success! Naw Lel from Burma raised $1,500 to fund femoral hernia repair.

Naw Lel
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Naw Lel's treatment was fully funded on February 6, 2020.

Photo of Naw Lel post-operation

February 2, 2020

Naw Lel underwent femoral hernia repair.

Since the surgery, her parents have noticed a difference in their daughter’s health and behavior. Before, Naw Lel cried a lot at night and did not eat well, but now those problems are gone. Similarly, she does not vomit or have fevers anymore. Her parents are very happy with these changes.

Naw Lel’s father said, “If we had known about Watsi and Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF) before, we would have come earlier. The support you have given my family has been really helpful. We are very grateful. The other doctors we saw didn’t know how to treat our daughter. If we didn’t get help through BCMF and donors and we wouldn’t be able to pay for the surgery. We would be in debt right now.”

Since the surgery, her parents have noticed a difference in their daughter’s health and behavior. Before, Naw Lel cried a lot at night and d...

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January 15, 2020

Naw Lel is a one and a half year old girl from Burma. She is from a population that is ethnically Karen. She lives with her parents and her grandmother, who are subsistence farmers.The family does not have a regular income, but Naw Lel’s father and grandmother sometimes make homemade noodles and traditional beverages and sell them to bring in an income for the family.

When Naw Lel was five months old, her mother noticed that a small lump appeared in the upper left side of her daughter’s groin. Naw Lel had femoral hernia. Naw Lel can neither play actively nor run, because if she does so, the lump in her groin will appear, causing her pain. She also cannot eat and sleep well. Sometimes, she vomits and catches a fever at night. Whenever she cries, she would touch her groin. Her parents are very sad to see her in pain, but they could not do anything for her. Fortunately, on January 16th, 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 Naw Lel’s hernia repair surgery. The procedure is scheduled to take place on January 16th and, once completed, will hopefully allow her to live more comfortably.

Naw Lel’s mother said, “I want her to grow up healthy and I want her to become a teacher.”

Naw Lel is a one and a half year old girl from Burma. She is from a population that is ethnically Karen. She lives with her parents and her ...

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Naw Lel's Timeline

  • January 15, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • January 16, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Naw Lel 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.

  • January 16, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Naw Lel's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 02, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Naw Lel's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • February 06, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Naw Lel's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 22 donors

Funded by 22 donors

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