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

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Fully funded
Di's treatment was fully funded on April 7, 2021.
  • Di's story
  • Di's update
January 18, 2021

Photo of Di post-operation

March 26, 2021

Di underwent a hernia repair surgery.

Before her surgery, Di suffered from severe abdominal pain around her navel. Because of the pain, she could not move, eat, or sleep well at ...

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Di's Timeline

  • January 18, 2021

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

  • January 19, 2021

    Di 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 20, 2021

    Di's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 26, 2021

    Di's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • April 7, 2021

    Di's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 36 donors

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Say is a 31-year-old woman who has lived with her family in a refugee camp for more than 10 years after fleeing the conflict in Burma. She is a homemaker who lives with her husband, elderly father, and three young children who are all attending school. The income for Say’s family comes from cash cards provided by an organisation in the refugee camp. Say’s husband works as a delivery driver outside the camp but he has been unable to work since December 2023 because Say’s father and eldest son have health issues that require support. Their monthly income is not enough to cover their living expenses and they sometimes need to borrow food before their cash card is refilled. Basic health care is provided by the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in the refugee camp free of charge, but not advanced care like Say needs. In 2022, Say began having pain, discomfort, and pressure in her abdomen. She was diagnosed with an ovarian cyst and has been advised to undergo a total abdominal hysterectomy which will remove her uterus and cervix. If left untreated, Say's symptoms will continue to worsen and put her at risk for further health complications. Say is scheduled to undergo a hysterectomy on February 22nd. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to cover the cost of her procedure and care. “I will look for a job as a nursery teacher in the camp, I used to do this before I had to stop. Thank you so much to the donors who are helping us pay for my surgery and thank you to BCMF. May you all be healthy, and God bless you,” shared Say.

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