Success! Elmer from Guatemala raised $967 to treat and manage epilepsy.

Elmer
$967
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Fully funded
Elmer's treatment was fully funded on April 29, 2016.
  • Elmer's story
  • Elmer's update
April 27, 2016

Photo of Elmer post-operation

January 9, 2017

Elmer received treatment to manage his seizures.

Although Elmer's diagnostic tests did not reveal any abnormalities with his brain, our medical partner has been able to successfully manage ...

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Elmer's Timeline

  • April 27, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Elmer was submitted by Jessica Hawkins at Wuqu’ Kawoq.

  • April 28, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Elmer's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 29, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Elmer's treatment was fully funded.

  • June 1, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Elmer received treatment at DARSA Centro de Diagnosticos in Guatemala. 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.

  • January 9, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Elmer's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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Thaw is a two-year-old boy from Burma. He lives with his parents and elder sister in Zee Kone Village, but his family migrated to Thailand four months ago to seek better job opportunities. His father works as an agricultural day labourer, while his mother is a homemaker. Thaw’s elder brother and sister take turns working as agricultural day labourers. Thaw’s mother carefully manages their income, and their combined family income is enough to cover their daily basic expenses. Thaw receives free healthcare services at Mae Tao Clinic (MTC). On 2 July 2021, Thaw was born through emergency caesarean section. His mother noticed on the following day, while cleaning Thaw’s body, that he was born with a worrying condition that makes it challenging to go to the bathroom. Thaw’s mother immediately informed the doctor, who then referred Thaw to hospital in Ayeyarwady Division. Unfortunately, due to a lack of facilities, he did not receive the necessary treatment at this hospital. He was subsequently recommended to go to Yangon Hospital. However, due to financial limitations, Thaw’s mother could not afford to take him to Yangon Hospital, leading her to cease efforts to seek Thaw’s treatment. Fortunately, Thaw was able to defecate through a fistula however Thaw began to experience troubling symptoms, including at present, Thaw is passing stool through the fistula, experiencing constipation with bowel movements occurring every four or five days, with a distended abdomen. Thaw has been diagnosed with imperforate anus with fistula and his doctors recommend a colostomy. A colostomy is a surgery that creates an opening for the colon through the abdomen. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1500 to fund Thaw's surgery at Mae Sot General Hospital scheduled January 31st. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully alleviate him symptoms. Thaw’s mother expressed her concerns saying, “I want my son to have a healthy, long life. I was always worried about him, and he couldn’t receive treatment due to lack of money. Now, with the help of BCMF and donors, he can undergo surgery. Thank you."

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