Thi from Burma raised $1,500 to fund cardiac surgery.

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Fully funded
Thi's treatment was fully funded on December 23, 2020.
  • Thi's story
  • Thi's update
May 21, 2020

Photo of Thi post-operation

October 5, 2020

Thi underwent cardiac surgery.

Before her surgery, Thi had difficulty breathing, could not walk long distances and could not sleep on her back. Since her surgery, she no l...

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Thi's Timeline

  • May 21, 2020

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

  • May 22, 2020

    Thi's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 8, 2020

    Thi received treatment at Pinlon Private 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.

  • October 5, 2020

    We received an update on Thi. Read the update.

  • December 23, 2020

    Thi's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 26 donors

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