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Cho Than from Burma raised $1,500 to treat a uterine myoma.

Cho Than
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Cho Than's treatment was fully funded on August 3, 2015.

Photo of Cho Than post-operation

August 10, 2015

Cho Than received surgery to treat a uterine myoma.

According to our medical partner, Burma Border Projects, “After treatment, Cho Than said that her condition has improved a lot. She can pass urine without so much pain and can walk lightly without pain in her back. She is very happy to have been able to receive treatment.”

“Thank you to all the donors, doctors and nurses who have helped me along the way. If I could, I would like to meet with my donors face to face and say thank you for saving my life. I wish that all my donors will live a long life and will be able to help other patients like me. I feel extremely happy to have people who are willing to help me,” Cho Than shares.

According to our medical partner, Burma Border Projects, "After treatment, Cho Than said that her condition has improved a lot. She can pass...

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July 16, 2015

Meet Cho Than, a 53-year-old seamstress and mother from Burma who enjoys planting vegetables in her garden. Known within her community for her generosity, Cho Than often gives the vegetables that she grows to her neighbors and friends.

Cho Than has a myoma, more commonly known as a uterine fibroid. Fibroids are benign tumors that grow within the muscle tissue of the uterus, or womb. They can be very small (invisible to the naked eye) or very large (melon-sized) and can present as a single mass or a cluster of several masses. An estimated 80 percent of women have uterine fibroids in their lifetime.

While some women who have fibroids have no symptoms, others experience heavy periods, abdominal pain, or constipation. “Cho Than experiences severe pain in her back and lower abdomen,” shares our medical partner, Burma Border Projects (BBP). “She has difficulty urinating and it is painful for her to do so. Her condition makes it impossible for her to work and requires her daughter to care for her and support her financially.”

The recommended treatment for Cho Than is a total hysterectomy and oophorectomy (surgical removal of the uterus and ovaries). $1500 covers the cost of the surgery as well as a seven-day hospital stay and one outpatient appointment post-surgery.

“With surgery, Cho Than will be able to live without pain,” reports BBP.

Cho Than looks forward to being healthy again and hopes to be able to return to work as a seamstress. She dreams of owning a small house where she and her daughter can live peacefully.

Meet Cho Than, a 53-year-old seamstress and mother from Burma who enjoys planting vegetables in her garden. Known within her community for h...

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Cho Than's Timeline

  • July 16, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Cho Than was submitted by Connor Brown at Burma Children Medical Fund.

  • July 17, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Cho Than received treatment. 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.

  • July 20, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Cho Than's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 3, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Cho Than's treatment was fully funded.

  • August 10, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Cho Than. Read the update.

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