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Shoh is a refugee and religious teacher from Thailand who needs $1,500 to fund hernia surgery.

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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, our medical partner in Thailand.

  • March 9, 2021
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Shoh was scheduled to receive 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.

  • March 10, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Shoh's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Shoh is currently raising funds for his treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Shoh's treatment update from Burma Children Medical Fund.

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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