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Success! Di from Thailand raised $1,500 to fund a hernia repair surgery.

Di
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Di's treatment was fully funded on April 7, 2021.

Photo of Di post-operation

March 26, 2021

Di underwent a hernia repair surgery.

Before her surgery, Di suffered from severe abdominal pain around her navel. Because of the pain, she could not move, eat, or sleep well at night. However, since she received surgery, she no longer suffers from severe abdominal pain. Though she is still taking her medication daily, she can now eat and sleep well, and she feels a lot happier.

Di said, “My family and I would like to thank your organization and the donors and everyone else who helped me. Because of you, many good things will happen to me. Such as, I will be able to take care of my family again. We could never afford to pay for the cost of my operation. From now on I will take care of myself.”

Before her surgery, Di suffered from severe abdominal pain around her navel. Because of the pain, she could not move, eat, or sleep well at ...

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January 18, 2021

Di is a 40-year-old woman from Thailand. She lives with her parents, her husband, her brother, and her two children in Mae La Refugee Camp in Tak Province. Di and her family work hard to make ends meet. Her family runs a small shop selling kitchen utensils. Di’s husband is a religious teacher, and he does not earn regular income. Her brother is unemployed, and her parents are retired. Di helps with the family shop while her daughter goes to the community school that is led by volunteers. Her youngest son is too young to go to school. She shared that their family income is enough for family expenses, but they are not able to save any money.

Around two years ago, Di was diagnosed with an umbilical hernia. Currently, she experiences pain under her chest and her abdominal around umbilical is swollen and pain. Di is not able to do any household chores because of her condition. The pain worsens after she has meals or constipation, and her stomach will feel as hard as a stone.

Fortunately, on January 19th, Di will undergo hernia repair surgery at Mae Sot General Hospital, our medical partner’s care center. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund Di’s hernia repair surgery. Once completed, the procedure will hopefully allow her to live more comfortably and be well enough to care for her family.

Di shared, “Once I am better, I will try my best to take care of my family and my children’s education. I want them to study in Thai school. They need to be educated, so I need to be healthy.”

Di is a 40-year-old woman from Thailand. She lives with her parents, her husband, her brother, and her two children in Mae La Refugee Camp i...

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Di's Timeline

  • January 18, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • January 19, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Di 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.

  • January 20, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Di's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 26, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Di's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • April 7, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Di's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 36 donors

Funded by 36 donors

Treatment
Hernia Repair
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,680 for Di'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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79%funded
$1,188raised
$311to go

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Mu

Mu lives with her four nieces and nephew in a refugee camp along the Thai/Burma border region. One of her nieces is a medic, the other a teacher, and the two youngest go to school with her nephew. Mu is unemployed and in her free time she enjoys gardening and reading the Bible. In 2019, Mu started to suffer from abdominal pain, back pain, and exhaustion. When she touched her lower abdomen, she could feel a mass. After the International Rescue Committee (IRC) helped her undergo medical investigations at multiple hospitals, she was diagnosed with bilateral endometriosis cysts and was told she has cysts outside of her uterus. Although she needed surgery, she was told she would have to wait because all surgeries had stopped due to the outbreak of COVID-19 in Thailand. In September, she had an ultrasound which showed that she had one new cyst. The doctor said she would need surgery soon but Mu could not go back to Mae Sot Hospital for the next few months because more COVID-19 cases in the refugee camp caused a lockdown. When she was finally able to go to the hospital this month, doctors have scheduled her for surgery to remove her cysts. With Mu unable to pay for the procedure, IRC referred her to our medical partner Burma Children Medical Fund for financial assistance to raise $1,500 that is needed for her treatment. "I felt like half of my worries disappeared when I heard that I could have surgery with the support of donors," said Mu. "I have waited so long to receive surgery and my condition is so painful. I would like to say thank you so much to everyone who is helping me."

79% funded

79%funded
$1,188raised
$311to go