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Win from Burma raised $1,500 to fund kidney stone treatment.

Win
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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Fully funded
Win's treatment was fully funded on September 19, 2020.

Photo of Win post-operation

October 7, 2020

Win underwent kidney stone treatment.

Before his surgery, Win used to experience pain in the right side of his abdomen. However, now that he has had surgery he no longer suffers from this pain.

“I am very thankful to have received treatment that I could not afford,” said Win. “My family and relatives are happy and grateful to hear that [I received treatment]. In the future, after I have recovered fully, I will resume working as a subsistence farmer.”

Before his surgery, Win used to experience pain in the right side of his abdomen. However, now that he has had surgery he no longer suffers ...

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June 16, 2020

Win is a 46-year-old man from Burma. He lives with his wife and two sons in a village in Karen State. His elder daughter is a health worker where she works at a clinic in a rural village. His two youngest sons are students. Both he and his wife are a subsidence farmers. In his free time, he sometimes helps his community with building bridges or roads as much as he can.

In January 2020, Win began experiencing painful urination and other troubling symptoms. Sometimes he also feels stomach pain in his right side. Watsi donors have helped to fund a CT scan and doctors have now been able to diagnose his kidney stones, which are hard deposits of minerals that form in the kidneys and are often very painful to pass. He has been advised to undergo surgery to remove his kidney stones. If left untreated, Win’s symptoms will continue to worsen and will put him at risk for further health complications in the future.

Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund Win’s kidney stone removal surgery. The procedure is scheduled to take place on June 17th.

Win said, “I am very excited to receive surgery soon and I cannot wait to recover from my condition.”

Win is a 46-year-old man from Burma. He lives with his wife and two sons in a village in Karen State. His elder daughter is a health worker ...

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Win's Timeline

  • June 16, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Win was submitted by Bue Wah Say, Project Officer at Burma Children Medical Fund, our medical partner in Burma.

  • June 17, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Win received 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.

  • June 18, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Win's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 19, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Win's treatment was fully funded.

  • October 07, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Win. Read the update.

Treatment
Nephrolithotomy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $11,221 for Win's treatment
Subsidies fund $9,721 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$7,500
Medical Staff
$1,695
Medication
$12
Supplies
$187
Labs
$84
Radiology
$879
Other
$864

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Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Koem Hen

Koem Hen is a mother of five and a 62-year-old rice farmer who has three daughters, two sons, and many grandchildren. Because Koem Hen is older, she no longer works in the field. Nowadays, she helps her youngest daughter to take care of grandchildren and sell food out of their house. Her husband passed away from tetanus 20 years ago. In her free time, she likes to listen to the radio, especially the chanting and preaching of the monks, and watch Khmer dramas on TV. Ten years ago, Koem Hen developed a pterygium in her right eye, causing her eye to look unsightly, with itchiness and frequent tearing. Pterygiums are non-cancerous growths of the conjunctiva, a mucous layer that lubricates the eye. The growths occur when the conjunctiva is exposed to excessive sun damage and the cells grow abnormally over the pupil. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, working, and going anywhere outside. When Koem Hen learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, she traveled for three and a half hours with her daughter seeking treatment. Koem Hen needs a surgical procedure to remove the abnormal conjunctiva from the cornea surface and replace it with a conjunctival graft to prevent recurrence. The total cost of her procedure is $216. This covers medications, supplies, and inpatient care for two days. The procedure is scheduled for January 18th. Koem Hen shared, "I hope that after surgery, I will have good eyesight again. I want to take care of myself and my grandchildren, cook for my family, and help my daughter."

46% funded

46%funded
$100raised
$116to go