Sherap Woeser's kidney transplant

€12,028 of €11,500 goal

Raised by 77 people in 21 months

This story needs an open heart to read it.

Sherap Woeser is 20 years old. He is an intelligent and hard working Buddhist monk that was born in Chharka village which is in a remote area of west Nepal called upper Dolpo. He comes from a humble background and a poor farming community. 

In 2008, he was admitted in Triten Norbutse monastery and undertook the basic novice training as well as the preliminary studies for 5 years. Subsequently he enrolled in the 13 years-program to become a Geshe which is equivalent to a PHD in traditional Bön & Buddhist Studies. Among his fellow students, Sherap Woeser is known as very committed student and determined in his spiritual practice. He has a very warm and cheerful personality, and a good hearted, friendly and enthusiastic attitude.

Unfortunately, in April 2017, he was diagnosed with end stage renal desease ( both his kidneys failed). Since then he has been hospitalized and now he is having hemodialysis treatment   twice a week in Katmandu.   After having looked for different options, his doctors emphasized the absolute urgency for a  kidney transplant.

His father has decided to offer one of his kidneys to his son and all the necessary tests required by law have been done. They need to undertake the transplant in a good hospital in India and after having enquired in several hospitals there, the Fortis Hospital in Chandigar (Punjab) is the suitable facility to undertake the surgery and further treatment.

As the financial condition of Sherap Woeser's family is very challenging,  until now the expenses have been covered only with the help of friends and the Triten Norbutse monastery.  It is very hard for them to afford the expense of the transplant because the estimated cost of the surgery and all collateral hospital expenses for the donor and patient, as well as room and board is about 800,000 Indian Rupees which is around 11,500/-euros.

He has been  taking dialysis for a long time and the doctors  consider it urgent to do the trasplant surgery as soon as possible.  So Sherap Woeser and his father together with his mother and another friends are leaving in few days for India to undergo the surgery.

Therefore, we appeal to your generous and open heart for your support to save Sherap Woeser's life so that he can continue his studies and be healthy and happy.

Your generous donation and support is like a drop of blood that keeps his life line and it is highly appreciated. Thank you for your help!

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Dear all the friends and well wishers,
I am very happy to inform you that Woeser’s surgery that took place yesterday on the 18th was very success. Doctors said that both Woeser and his mother did not have any complications or abnormals during their intervention. The mother is already in normal ward while Woeser is still in special care unit. In few days he is expected to move to normal ward in the hospital.

I once again would like to thank each and every one of you for your generous and compassionate support to Woeser and his family.

Together with you, we could bring a new light in Woeser’s life.

Thank you and thank you!
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Dear Friends and well wishers of Sherap Woeser,
First of all on behalf of Sherap Woeser and his family, I would like to thank you for your generous support. We were able to raise total of
Twelve thousand twenty eight euro (12,028/-€) through gofundme.com. After the commissions and taxes cut by GoFundme, we received
total of ten thousand nine hundred and eighty six euro (10,986,34€) through Triten Norbutse Association, France. In addition to this we
received 270 euro from other source.
We are extremely grateful to each and every one of you who made contribution so that Sherap Woeser can go for his kidney transliteration.
Update news:
Since Sherap Woeser arrived to Chandigarh in India along with his parents and sister, he can his parents has been going through checking of
their health condition to examine wether possible or not to get the transplantation done. As a result, it was found that his father who initially
supposed to donate the kidney has some problem on his liver.
Therefore his mother Pema Chhuke decided to donate the kidney and accordingly she went through all the necessary detailed health
checkup for that purpose. At the mean time Sherap Woeser also has been going through the necessary examination as well as three times a
week dialysis. It has been difficult journey for all of them, but finally, the doctors approved transplantation.
They then had to go through all the legal procedures concerning this surgery. This bureaucratic process also took quite a long.
Finally, today the 16th of November, his doctor fixed Saturday the 18th of November at around 08:30 in the morning to undertake the
All this is possible because of your generous support. I therefore once again would like to thank you and want to ask you to pray for the
success surgery and recovery of both the mother and son. We will keep you informed of their further progress.
With warmest wishes,
Khenpo Tenpa Yungdrung Rinpoche
(Abbot of Triten Norbutse Monastery)
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Hello to all donors,
Sherap Woeser will soon be operated thanks to your generosity.

The total collected on "Gofundme" sums up to 12 028 € out of which Gofundme paid us 10,986 €
The rest (1041.66 €) is part of the costs that "Gofundme" owners have taken as commission for they work.

We thank all of you very much
and we will send to you more news of Sherap Woeser later.

President of the Triten Norbutse association

"Bonjour à tous les donateurs,
Sherap Woeser va bientôt pouvoir être opéré grâce à votre générosité.

Voici la somme que Gofundme a récoltée : 12 028 €
Gofundme nous a versé la somme de 10 986 € .
Le reste 1041,66€ fait partie des frais que Gofundme prend pour son travail.

Nous vous remercions infiniment et nous vous enverrons des nouvelles de Sherap Woeser un peu plus tard.

présidente de l’association Triten Norbutse
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Message to all the donators

We thank you for your generosity, but we have to request you to stop to donate money for Sherap Woeser via the Gofundme website, because it proves to be difficult to withdraw all the sums which have already been collected, as Gofundme imposes on us more and more conditions.

By now, after many requests, Gofundme has only made available for us 4850,71 € on the 12 028 € credited for this project.

For the moment, unfortunately we can’t support financially Sherap Woeser’s operation, though his life is at stake.
We will keep you informed of the following events.

Claire Mosser
President of the Triten Norbutse association

Message pour tous les donateurs,

Merci de votre générosité, mais nous vous demandons d’arréter de verser de l’argent pour Sherap Woeser par le biais du site Gofundme, car nous avons des diffcultés pour récupérer l’intégralité des sommes versées, Gofundme nous imposant sans cesse de nouvelles conditions.

Actuellement après nos nombreuses demandes Gofundme nous a seulement reversé la somme de 4 850,71€ sur les 12 028€ crédités pour cette cause.

Dans l’état actuel des choses nous ne pouvons malheureusement pas financer l’opération de Sherap Woeser qui pourtant lui est vitale.
Nous vous tiendrons informé pour la suite.

présidente de l’association Triten Norbutse
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