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Zar Win from Burma raised $1,500 to treat a neural mass.

Zar Win
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Zar Win's treatment was fully funded on January 28, 2015.

Photo of Zar Win post-operation

June 24, 2015

Zar Win received treatment for a neural mass.

“Zar Win had corrective surgery to remove the encephalocele on the bridge of her nose,” reports her doctor at Burma Border Projects (BBP). “Before treatment, she was very shy to go outside and experienced pain and eye-tearing quite frequently. Now, she said that she can go outside confidently and she has many more friends than before.”

“Before she left the hospital, the doctor advised her that she couldn’t watch TV a lot, and she should not carry many heavy things and if she went outside then she should take an umbrella or a hat to cover her body,” continues BBP. “She needs to be careful because she is still recovering. Now, she is really excited about the future and much more optimistic than before.”

“Thank you so much, now I can help my parents on their farm,” shares Zar Win. “I want to work hard, save money and help my parents.”

“She wishes for the health and good fortune of everyone involved in getting her treatment,” concludes BBP. “She also prays that they can continue to help other people like her in the future.”

"Zar Win had corrective surgery to remove the encephalocele on the bridge of her nose," reports her doctor at Burma Border Projects (BBP). "...

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January 12, 2015

Zar Win is a resourceful 27-year-old woman who lives in a small village in Burma. She attended school until fourth grade but had to drop out to help support her family. Her parents work as subsistence farmers and grow enough rice to eat.

When Thu Zar was 10-years-old she developed encephalocele, a sac of neural tissue that pushes outside of her skull. This condition causes her face to swell, her vision to blur, and causes her severe pain when she looks down for more than 10-15 minutes.

Our medical partner, Burma Border Projects, tells us, “Currently, she cannot cook or do any household chores because she cannot look down for long periods of time as the pressure is too painful. She can only feed the animals on their farm or prepare food for the family.”

Zar Win says, “I want to be a normal girl and, when I become healthy, I would like to start sewing again. I haven’t been able to look down at the sewing machine for a long time. I want to work hard, save money, and help my parents.”

With $1,500, we can make this dream a reality by funding surgery to remove the mass from Zar Win’s face.

Zar Win is a resourceful 27-year-old woman who lives in a small village in Burma. She attended school until fourth grade but had to drop out...

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Zar Win's Timeline

  • January 12, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Zar Win was submitted by Amelia King at Burma Children Medical Fund, our medical partner in Burma.

  • January 19, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Zar Win's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 25, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Zar Win 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.

  • January 28, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Zar Win's treatment was fully funded.

  • June 24, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Zar Win. Read the update.

Funded by 25 donors

Funded by 25 donors

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