Success! Nan from Burma raised $1,500 to fund urgent brain surgery.

Nan
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Nan's treatment was fully funded on August 3, 2023.
  • Nan's story
  • Nan's update
March 2, 2023

Photo of Nan post-operation

August 14, 2023

Nan underwent urgent brain surgery.

Nan underwent an emergency of craniotomy to remove the intracranial hematoma soon after her CT scans. After her surgery she has also underwe...

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Nan's Timeline

  • March 2, 2023
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Nan was submitted by Dr. Phyoe Pyae Thu, Programs Assistant and Medical Advisor at Burma Children Medical Fund.

  • March 3, 2023
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Nan received treatment at Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai 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.

  • March 13, 2023
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Nan's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 3, 2023
    FULLY FUNDED

    Nan's treatment was fully funded.

  • August 14, 2023
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Nan's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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Nan is a 50-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. Nan's and his wife have eight children. Four still live at home - one son works in the rice paddies with his parents, and the three youngest children are still in school. His four older children are married but visit the family frequently. Last February, when Nan was on his way home on his motorbike during a rainstorm, he suddenly lost control of the bike on the muddy road. He fractured his left femur, but could not afford to visit the clinic, so he was treated by a Khmer traditional healer. His fractured femur has still not healed. When a bone fracture is untreated, the bone doesn't heal at all, which means that it will remain broken. As a result, Nan continues to have swelling, tenderness, and pain that has worsened over the past ten months. It is difficult for him to walk and he is in constant pain. Nan is embarrassed because he cannot work outside with his wife and son or help to feed his family. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner Children's Surgical Centre (CSC) can help. On December 11th, Nan will undergo a fracture repair procedure, which will cost $483. This procedure will fixate his unhealed fracture with an orthopedic nail to help to heal the bone and allow him to walk again. Nan is able to contribute towards the cost of surgery and needs help raising the remaining to fund his procedure. He said, "I hope to be able to walk again after my operation, so I can work to feed my family and send my younger children to school."

$123raised
$360to go