Success! Bariki from Tanzania raised $1,088 to fund surgery to help him walk and begin school.

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Fully funded
Bariki's treatment was fully funded on September 28, 2022.
  • Bariki's story
  • Bariki's update
April 28, 2022

Photo of Bariki post-operation

October 5, 2022

Bariki underwent surgery to help him walk and begin school.

Bariki’s amputation was a success. Through this surgery, Bariki will have a chance to walk with ease using a prosthetic leg once he has comp...

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Bariki's Timeline

  • April 28, 2022

    Bariki was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare.

  • April 29, 2022

    Bariki received treatment at Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre (ALMC) in Tanzania. 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.

  • April 30, 2022

    Bariki's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 28, 2022

    Bariki's treatment was fully funded.

  • October 5, 2022

    Bariki's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 24 donors

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Paw, who is 50 years old, lives with her husband, two daughters, and four sons in an internally displaced people (IDP) camp in Karen State in Burma. They have no source of income and rely on the food support they receive from donors every month. In her free time, Paw enjoys weaving traditional Karen shirts and foraging for vegetables in the forest. In 2021, Paw started to experience pain in her lower abdomen and back. At first, she thought the pain would go away on its own; instead, it only intensified. Last year, she felt a mass in her lower abdomen, but she could not afford to seek treatment at a hospital. After Paw and her family fled to the IDP camp in December 2022, she went to the clinic in the camp, where she could access free, basic health care. Paw was referred to Mae Sariang Hospital for evaluation. At the hospital, she had an ultrasound and was diagnosed with bilateral ovarian tumors. The doctor told her that she needs surgery to remove her uterus and both of her ovaries. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund Paw's surgery, which is scheduled to take place on April 23rd at Mae Sariang Hospital. After she has recovered from this procedure, Paw will no longer experience pain in her abdomen and back. "When the doctor told me I need to have the tumors removed, I felt happy that I will be free from this pain. I also feel very happy that your organization [BCMF] will help me pay for my treatment cost. I hope that I will recover soon, and that I will be able to work again. I want to say thank you so much to all the donors for their help. May they be blessed more and be prosperous,” said Paw.

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