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Success! Lae Lae from Burma raised $1,500 to treat painful abdominal masses.

Lae Lae
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Fully funded
Lae Lae's treatment was fully funded on January 4, 2016.

Photo of Lae Lae post-operation

February 16, 2016

Lae Lae received successful surgery to remove the cysts in her abdomen.

Before surgery, Lae Lae had two large cysts causing her pain. Our medical partner, Burma Border Project (BBP), shares that following the surgery, “Lae Lae no longer experiences back pain and can [move around] comfortably. She is able to go back to her house and help her husband in the farm.”

“I don’t have words - I only want to say thank you; but I don’t have the words to express how grateful I am,” Lae Lae told BBP. “When I go home, I will rest for a few months and I will go back to Myawaddy and work as a farmer again with my husband.”

Before surgery, Lae Lae had two large cysts causing her pain. Our medical partner, Burma Border Project (BBP), shares that following the sur...

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December 7, 2015

Lae Lae is a 34-year-old woman from Burma. About a year ago, Lae Lae moved from her village to find a better income and now sells vegetables in the local market. However, Lae Lae’s husband still works as a farmer where she used to live. Our medical partner, Burma Border Project (BBP), tells us that Lae Lae divides her time between her current town and where her husband is located, depending on her health.

Recently, Lae Lae was diagnosed with two large cysts in her abdomen. BBP explains, “Lae Lae has back pain, the mass in her abdomen is palpable and painful – she feels like the mass is getting bigger all the time.”

In addition to the discomfort, Lae Lae’s condition causes her to constantly worry about her symptoms worsening. While she earns enough money to support her everyday needs, Lae Lae’s income is not enough to cover her medical expenses.

$1,500 will fund a total abdominal hysterectomy, removing Lae Lae’s uterus, cervix, and painful abdominal masses simultaneously. In addition to relieving her current symptoms, this operation ensures that Lae Lae’s condition will not persist–giving her peace of mind for her future health.

Lae Lae shares, “Once I have had surgery I will go back and work as a farmer again with my husband.”

Lae Lae is a 34-year-old woman from Burma. About a year ago, Lae Lae moved from her village to find a better income and now sells vegetables...

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Lae Lae's Timeline

  • December 7, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Lae Lae was submitted by Amelia King at Burma Children Medical Fund.

  • December 15, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Lae Lae received treatment at Mae Sot General Hospital in Thailand. 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 1, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Lae Lae's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 4, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Lae Lae's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 16, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Lae Lae's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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