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

Say
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Fully funded
Say's treatment was fully funded on April 26, 2021.

Photo of Say post-operation

July 26, 2021

Say underwent hernia repair surgery and is a happy boy again.

After a successful surgery, Say’s condition has significantly improved. As soon as he was discharged from the hospital, his mother called his father, who is still in Burma, to tell him about the good outcome. His father was very happy to hear that Say no longer experiences any of his uncomfortable symptoms. Say is now very active and is able to play with his friends in the refugee camp without pain. He is eating well, and his mother no longer worries about his condition. Say will go back to school in the coming weeks.

In the future, his mother hopes that Say can become a health worker so he can help others. Of course, the decision ultimately rests on Say’s wishes when he grows older. His mother said, “Before I felt very sorry for him, but now that I can see my son playing happily again, I am so happy for him. I feel like this burden of worry about my son’s condition has disappeared. All I know is that I am happy to see him recovered.” She added, “I and my family, we are very thankful to the donors and the organisation for helping my son. Our family has no income to pay for my son’s surgery as we live in a refugee camp. If we did not have donors, my son would have never received surgery and he would still be suffering from his condition.”

After a successful surgery, Say’s condition has significantly improved. As soon as he was discharged from the hospital, his mother called hi...

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March 24, 2021

Say is a four-year-old boy who lives with his mother, brother, sister, and grandfather in a refugee camp on the border of Thailand. His father returned to Burma to visit his village last year. When Thailand closed its borders because of the COVID-19 outbreak, his father could not come back to the camp. Say’s grandfather is an assistant pastor in the camp and he receives his income through donations when he visits his church members for home prayers. Say goes to nursery school while both of his siblings go to primary school. His mother does all the household chores. Every month, their household receives some funding to purchase rations in the camp, which is just enough for their basic needs. They receive free healthcare and education in the camp, but specialized procedures like the care that Say needs are often not possible.

In early February 2021, Say developed an inguinal hernia on his right side, which has resulted in swelling and pain. His mother has noticed that since he developed the hernia, his appetite has decreased, as eating more can sometimes cause additional discomfort. Fortunately, on March 25th, 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 Say’s hernia repair surgery. The procedure is scheduled to take place on March 25th and, once completed, will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably.

Say’s mother said, “When I heard that my son needs surgery, I became so worried because he is the youngest in our family.” She is eager for the surgery to be complete and for Say to have healed.

Say is a four-year-old boy who lives with his mother, brother, sister, and grandfather in a refugee camp on the border of Thailand. His fath...

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Say's Timeline

  • March 24, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • March 25, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Say 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 26, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Say's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 26, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Say's treatment was fully funded.

  • July 26, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Say's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Treatment
Hernia Repair
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,680 for Say'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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Dafroza is a mother of 7 and a small-scale farmer. Her husband passed away in May 2019 and left her a three-room mud house for shelter. Her eldest is 30 years old and her youngest is in the seventh grade. Over 20 years ago, Dafroza began to experience troubling symptoms, including a small painless neck swelling. It gradually started increasing in size and she decided to use herbs but they did not help. She shared that did not bother seeking medical attention because she knew it was too expensive. Currently, she loses her voice whenever she talks or sings for a long time, she can no longer eat comfortably, and has trouble breathing while farming and sleeping. She came to our medical partner's care center Rushoroza Hospital for a review by the doctor. She was diagnosed with a non-toxic goiter and the doctor advised her to have surgery for which she is seeking financial support. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Dafroza receive treatment. She is scheduled to undergo a thyroidectomy on January 7th 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. Dafroza says, “I heard the news from a friend who had the same treatment from Rushoroza Hospital and is doing well and looking good currently. I pray that I may also be like my friend through surgery. I will be able to keep farming as soon as I get better.”

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