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

Di
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Di's treatment was fully funded on April 7, 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 night. However, since she received surgery, she no longer suffers from severe abdominal pain. Though she is still taking her medication daily, she can now eat and sleep well, and she feels a lot happier.

Di said, “My family and I would like to thank your organization and the donors and everyone else who helped me. Because of you, many good things will happen to me. Such as, I will be able to take care of my family again. We could never afford to pay for the cost of my operation. From now on I will take care of myself.”

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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January 18, 2021

Di is a 40-year-old woman from Thailand. She lives with her parents, her husband, her brother, and her two children in Mae La Refugee Camp in Tak Province. Di and her family work hard to make ends meet. Her family runs a small shop selling kitchen utensils. Di’s husband is a religious teacher, and he does not earn regular income. Her brother is unemployed, and her parents are retired. Di helps with the family shop while her daughter goes to the community school that is led by volunteers. Her youngest son is too young to go to school. She shared that their family income is enough for family expenses, but they are not able to save any money.

Around two years ago, Di was diagnosed with an umbilical hernia. Currently, she experiences pain under her chest and her abdominal around umbilical is swollen and pain. Di is not able to do any household chores because of her condition. The pain worsens after she has meals or constipation, and her stomach will feel as hard as a stone.

Fortunately, on January 19th, Di 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 Di’s hernia repair surgery. Once completed, the procedure will hopefully allow her to live more comfortably and be well enough to care for her family.

Di shared, “Once I am better, I will try my best to take care of my family and my children’s education. I want them to study in Thai school. They need to be educated, so I need to be healthy.”

Di is a 40-year-old woman from Thailand. She lives with her parents, her husband, her brother, and her two children in Mae La Refugee Camp i...

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Di's Timeline

  • January 18, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • January 19, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    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
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Di's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 26, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Di's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • April 7, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Di's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 36 donors

Funded by 36 donors

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