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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
raised
$0
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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 7, 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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Victor is a student and the oldest of six in his family who live together in a grass thatched house. His parents are farmers in the village, and they grow maize and beans for their family’s upkeep. Victor was born with a complete absence of fingers on his left hand, which has forced him to learn how to do all tasks with his right hand including cooking and laundry. On March 11th, 2021, eighteen-year-old Victor was injured in a motorcycle road traffic accident. He was a passenger when the motorcycle slid on mud and fell. He sustained an injury on his lower leg, and his leg was placed in a cast shortly after the accident. A few weeks later, his condition worsened and his wounds started having signs of infection. His parents brought him to the hospital, where doctors conducted an X-ray which revealed a left tibia-fibula fracture. Victor is in pain and unable to walk. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On March 25th, Victor will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. After healing, Victor will be able to walk again and engage in his normal activities. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $1,014 to fund this procedure and his family has been able to contribute $100. Victor is a diligent student, and he scheduled his surgery to begin after he sits for his final exams. He says, “I would have wished to undergo the surgery as soon as possible but I am sitting for my exams this coming week. My prayer is that I won’t be in so much pain so that I can sit for my exams comfortably.” Victor’s mother is appealing to anyone reading his son's story to help her raise money for a successful surgery.

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