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Success! Shoh from Thailand raised $1,500 to fund hernia surgery.

Shoh
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Fully funded
Shoh's treatment was fully funded on June 9, 2021.

Photo of Shoh post-operation

August 9, 2021

Shoh underwent hernia surgery.

Before surgery, Shoh felt pain and discomfort when he walked because of his distended abdomen. He also felt tired and he had no appetite. He was not able to sleep well due to the pain of his hernia, so he would have to sleep propped up in a chair. After surgery, Shoh is relieved that he no longer suffers from these problems. He can walk comfortably, is no longer tired, and he is sleeping much better. His appetite has returned and he feels so much happier.

Shoh said, “My family and my community were so happy to hear that I am doing better now. They are very thankful to those who helped support me. I am so happy and comfortable now, and I am really grateful. I pray for the donors and the organization BCMF who helped me receive surgery. In the past I could not help my community in the [refugee] camp. But now I hope that I will be able to continue helping my community by going back to teaching.”

Before surgery, Shoh felt pain and discomfort when he walked because of his distended abdomen. He also felt tired and he had no appetite. He...

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March 8, 2021

Shoh is a 47-year-old man who lives with his wife, two sons, daughter-in-law and two daughters in Nu Poe Refugee Camp in Thailand. In the camp, Shoh and his oldest son are teachers who teach about the Quran for other refugees. They each earn 1,200 baht (approx. 40 USD) per month. His wife is often sick, and his eldest daughter has to look after her at home. His daughter-in-law is a homemaker while his youngest daughter and son are students. Shoh’s household receives 1,110 baht (approx. 37 USD) every month on a cash card to purchase rations in the camp. Their monthly household income is just enough to cover their daily expenses as they also receive free basic health care and education in the camp.

Since February 2020, Shoh has had umbilical hearnia. Currently, Shoh’s abdomen pain is not severe but his hernia is still increasing in size. He feels uncomfortable when he walks because of his swollen abdomen. He cannot sleep well and is increasingly worried about his diagnosis. The pain in his abdomen increases when he feels cold, especially at night. Fortunately, on March 9th, 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 Shoh’s hernia repair surgery. The procedure is scheduled to take place on March 9th and, once completed, will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably.

Shoh said, “I do not want to stop being a teacher. I love teaching the Quran to young children. Also, if I do not teach, I do not earn an income and my family does not have enough income to cover our household expenses.”

Shoh is a 47-year-old man who lives with his wife, two sons, daughter-in-law and two daughters in Nu Poe Refugee Camp in Thailand. In the ca...

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Shoh's Timeline

  • March 8, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • March 10, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Shoh 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.

  • March 10, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Shoh's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 9, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Shoh's treatment was fully funded.

  • August 9, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Shoh's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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

Peace is a small scale farmer from Uganda. She got married in 2003, but separated from her husband 10 years later because she could not bear children for their family. She returned to her parents house who are small-scale farmers where she has since been assisting them on the farm. They sell farm produce for their daily basic needs. Four years ago, Peace began to experience troubling symptoms, including a neck swelling that has been progressively growing in size. She decided to see a doctor who confirmed she had a goitre. Peace was given treatment but the swelling didn't disappear, so she tried herbal medication but it did not help either. Currently, she experiences chest pains whenever she coughs, she cannot turn her neck comfortably, and she feels dizzy whenever she travels around. She also experiences airway blockage and has had to completely stop farming. Peace decided to visit Rushoroza Hospital at last to seek treatment. She was diagnosed with non-toxic goitre and after a review by the surgeon, a thyroidectomy is recommended. Peace needs surgery to prevent her symptoms from getting worse, however her family cannot afford the surgery. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Peace receive treatment. She is scheduled to undergo a thyroidectomy on October 5th at our medical partner's care center. Surgeons will remove all or part of her thyroid gland. This procedure will cost $333, and she and her family need help raising money. Pease says, “I hope to live a normal life again. I hope to get relieved of the neck swelling through surgery so that I can comfortably continue my day-to-day activities especially farming.”

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$145raised
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