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

Sha
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Sha's treatment was fully funded on March 30, 2018.

Photo of Sha post-operation

February 20, 2018

Sha underwent hernia repair surgery.

The surgery went well. He is no longer in pain and will be able to walk after a full recovery.

Sha’s sister said, “We would like to thank the donors for giving Sha a chance to receive treatment and he can return to school now.”

Sha said, “I miss my friends, I can’t wait to go back to school and see them.”

The surgery went well. He is no longer in pain and will be able to walk after a full recovery. Sha's sister said, “We would like to than...

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February 5, 2018

Sha is an 11-year-old boy from Thailand. He lives with his two sisters and his father in Mae Sot, Tak Province. Sha and one of his sisters are students, while the other sister works in a factory. His father works as a construction worker. Unfortunately, their mother recently passed away. Sha likes fishing and playing football with his friends.

Since April 2017, Sha has had an inguinal hernia. This hernia causes him pain, and he sometimes misses his classes. Fortunately, on February 5, 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 Sha’s hernia repair surgery. The procedure is scheduled to take place on February 5 and, once completed, will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably.

Sha said, “I like to go fishing with my friends and I can even catch a fish with my hands!”

Sha is an 11-year-old boy from Thailand. He lives with his two sisters and his father in Mae Sot, Tak Province. Sha and one of his sisters a...

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Sha's Timeline

  • February 5, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • February 5, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Sha's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 6, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Sha 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.

  • February 20, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Sha's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • March 30, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Sha's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 26 donors

Funded by 26 donors

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

Mey Ching comes from Banteay Meanchey province in Cambodia. She lives with her parents - her father is a cook and her mother is a factory worker. She has a 15-year-old brother in grade seven and a 13-year-old sister in grade four. Mey Ching should be in second grade but is not currently in school because of her disability. She stays at home and likes to paint, watch TV and sit outside with her parents. Since birth, Mey Ching has had a condition with both of her legs which have become increasingly bowing outward at her knees. She cannot walk far and is in pain when she does. This has prevented her from attending school and socializing with peers. Mey Ching's parents traveled eight hours to Children's Surgical Centre for a diagnosis and treatment. Doctors have tentatively diagnosed her with a condition found in children that affects the growth plates around the knee. The disease causes the growth plate near the inside of the knee to either slow down or stop making new bone. She will need an operation to correct both of her bowing tibias. If not treated, it can lead to progressive deformities of her legs however surgical treatment will correct her bowed legs. Mey Ching's family needs help to pay for this $521 procedure at CSC to save their daughter from permanent disability. Mey Ching's mother said: "We are so worried that Mey Ching will never walk or attend school. We are hopeful that the doctors at CSC can fix her legs so she can go to school and play with friends."

60% funded

60%funded
$315raised
$206to go

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