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Success! Gay from Thailand raised $1,500 to fund life-changing hernia surgery so he can grow up healthy.

Gay
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Gay's treatment was fully funded on July 9, 2022.

Photo of Gay post-operation

August 8, 2022

Gay underwent life-changing hernia surgery so he can grow up healthy.

Before surgery, Gay was in great pain and he cried almost constantly. During the hot season, his condition would worsen. When this happened, he would cry, and he needed to sit quietly, which his mother believes helped to reduce the pain.

Now since the surgery, Gay’s condition is significantly improved. He no longer cries as often as before. He plays with his brother all day without crying and without pain. His mother feels relieved about her son’s condition and has more time on her hands to take care of her usual responsibilities while Gay is playing with his brother.

In the future, Gay’s mother wants to support him to go to school and hopes he will become a health worker when he grows up.

Gay’s mother said, “Now I don’t have to be with Gay and look after him constantly like before. He can play with his brother and does not need me to hold him all the time. He is easy to look after now as he is not crying a lot like before. I would like to say thank you very much to all the donors for helping my son with the treatment cost. I am very happy to see him recover from his condition.”

Before surgery, Gay was in great pain and he cried almost constantly. During the hot season, his condition would worsen. When this happened,...

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May 27, 2022

Gay is a one-year-old boy living with his family in a refugee camp. His family is originally from Burma, but they left for Thailand due to conflict in the area. Gay lives with his parents, grandparents, aunt, uncle, and brother. Gay and his brother are too young to go to school, so they stay home with their mother. Gay’s aunt and uncle are in school, while his father and grandfather work on a farm near the refugee camp.

Gay was born with an inguinal hernia. The condition causes him severe pain, and he often cries, so his mother sits quietly with him to help reduce the pain he is experiencing. Gay needs to undergo surgery to finally heal.

Fortunately, our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF), can help Gay receive treatment. On May 27th, he will undergo hernia repair surgery to help him live more comfortably in the future. BCMF is requesting $1,500 to fund his procedure and care.

Gay’s mother shared, “I have to be with him constantly. He cries and does not let anyone else hold him except me. I also have to look after my mother and sister, and sometimes we do not have time to cook. I cannot take care of everyone. I felt so happy when I heard that an organization will pay for my son’s surgery. I would like to say thank you to all the donors who will help my son. I believe my son will get better soon and that he will grow up without feeling ashamed of himself due to his condition. I want him to become an educated person in the future.”

Gay is a one-year-old boy living with his family in a refugee camp. His family is originally from Burma, but they left for Thailand due to c...

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Gay's Timeline

  • May 27, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • May 27, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Gay 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.

  • May 30, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Gay's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 9, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Gay's treatment was fully funded.

  • August 8, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Gay's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 18 donors

Funded by 18 donors

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