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Success! Dah from Burma raised $1,500 to fund kidney stone removal surgery.

Dah
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Dah's treatment was fully funded on May 1, 2018.

Photo of Dah post-operation

April 11, 2018

Dah underwent kidney stone removal surgery.

Before her surgery, Dah had pain in her lower abdomen whenever she tried to walk or stand for long periods of time. After surgery, however, she can now walk and stand without pain, and she can even help with housekeeping chores.

“Once I fully recover I would like to go back and work,” said Dah.

Before her surgery, Dah had pain in her lower abdomen whenever she tried to walk or stand for long periods of time. After surgery, however, ...

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March 6, 2018

Dah is a 46-year-old woman who lives with her husband, one son, and two daughters in Karen State, Burma. Dah has been unable to work since 2015 due to her poor health. Her oldest son works as day laborer on someone else’s farm and supports their family. Both of her daughters are currently studying at school.

Four years ago, Dah started experiencing back pain and had difficulty walking or standing for long periods of time. She went to see the doctor in a Burmese hospital, where she was diagnosed with a kidney stone. At that time, she was unable to afford the cost of treatment.

Eventually, she went to Mae Tao Clinic, our medical partner’s care center, for further treatment and the doctor sent her to Mae Sot Hospital for further investigation. At the hospital she was again diagnosed with a kidney stone and was told she would require surgery to remove the stone. She was referred to Burma Children Medical Fund, our medical partner, for assistance in receiving treatment.

Now, Dah is scheduled for a procedure called shockwave lithotripsy on March 8. She needs help raising $1,500 to pay for this treatment.

Dah said, “I want to recover quickly so I can return to work. I want to be able to support my daughters so that they can continue with their studies.”

Dah is a 46-year-old woman who lives with her husband, one son, and two daughters in Karen State, Burma. Dah has been unable to work since 2...

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Dah's Timeline

  • March 6, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Dah was submitted by Than Than Oo at Burma Children Medical Fund, our medical partner in Burma.

  • March 08, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Dah received treatment at Mae Sot General Hospital. 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 08, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Dah's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 11, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Dah's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • May 01, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Dah's treatment was fully funded.

Treatment
Shockwave Lithotripsy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $2,825 for Dah's treatment
Subsidies fund $1,325 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,275
Medical Staff
$1,174
Medication
$12
Supplies
$187
Labs
$84
Radiology
$50
Other
$43

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