Success! Su from Burma raised $1,500 to fund life-saving heart surgery.

Su
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Su's treatment was fully funded on December 16, 2023.
  • Su's story
  • Su's update
October 31, 2023

Photo of Su post-operation

February 18, 2024

Su underwent life-saving heart surgery.

Now, after surgery, Su's condition has greatly improved. She no longer experiences chest pain, and her appetite has improved. She can sleep ...

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Su's Timeline

  • October 31, 2023
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • November 5, 2023
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Su received treatment at Pun Hlaing Hospital in Burma. 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.

  • November 8, 2023
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Su's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 16, 2023
    FULLY FUNDED

    Su's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 18, 2024
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Su's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 26 donors

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Bakari is 6-year-old boy from Tanga, Tanzania. He is known for his charm, sociability, and outspoken nature. He is the first child to his mother, with his father having passed away. His mother, due to remarriage and relocation to another region, Mwanza, had to leave him in the care of his grandmother and uncle. Currently a student, Bakari recently embarked on his primary education, finding joy in the time spent at school with his peers, though limited in activities due to the condition he was born with. Bakari faces a physical challenge as he was born with a condition affecting both of his feet, causing them to twist inward and downward, significantly impacting his mobility. Early in his life, he had an opportunity for treatment in Tanga, but unfortunately, his father’s demise led to a lack of follow-up post-operative care, resulting in a relapse. At the age of two, his grandmother took him to the hospital for treatment, but insufficient financial resources prevented them from completing the necessary procedures, leading to yet another relapse. Determined to secure proper treatment for Bakari, his grandmother patiently gathered savings and, in late 2023, brought him to Arusha, specifically to Nkuaranga Hospital. During their visit, the doctor informed them that, due to Bakari’s age, he required more complex surgery, which the grandmother couldn’t afford. The doctor then directed them to Kafika house. Upon arrival, he was assessed by the team there. Bakari has clubfoot of both feet. His treatment plan will start with manipulation and casting, followed by corrective surgery. Clubfoot is a condition in which the foot is twisted out of shape. This causes difficulty walking and even wearing shoes. The team at Kafika House will begin clubfoot treatment on January 19th. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $935 to fund Bakari's clubfoot repair. After treatment, his mobility will significantly improve. Bakari’s grandmother says: “I really hope my grandson's feet will be okay. I have struggled to see him get treatment hoping his future will be okay.”

$461raised
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