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Su from Burma raised $1,500 to treat a painful uterine myoma.

Su
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Su's treatment was fully funded on January 1, 2016.
April 14, 2016

Su did not receive surgery as planned.

Our medical partner, Burma Border Projects, explains that despite multiple attempts to contact her, Su has not attended her pre-operative appointments. The clinic staff remains committed to getting in touch with her, and should Su reschedule her surgery, she will be re-eligible for Watsi funding.

Our medical partner, Burma Border Projects, explains that despite multiple attempts to contact her, Su has not attended her pre-operative ap...

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December 11, 2015

“Sometimes I feel depressed about my current situation, and I am worried. I just want to be healthy and happy,” says Su, a 42-year-old woman living in Burma.

Our medical partner, Burma Border Projects (BBP), tells us that two years ago, Su began experiencing severe abdominal pain due to a mass in her uterus, called a uterine myoma. The mass was found after a long history of pregnancy complications and vaginal bleeding. Su has sought out medical attention numerous times to no avail.

Because of Su’s abdominal pain, she has been forced to stop working as a private teacher, and instead do part-time teaching. This has caused a reduction in her income, forcing her to borrow money for medical expenses.

BBP can treat Su through surgeries to remove her uterus and ovaries, known as a hysterectomy and oophorectomy. For $1,500, Su will undergo these two procedures in addition to prolapse surgery to ensure that her lower abdominal organs remain in place. The cost includes a 7-day hospital stay with food, and post-surgical care.

“I would like to work more and go to computer training, so that I can learn how to use a computer,” shares Su. “I want to learn new things and work hard.”

“With treatment for her myoma, Su should be able to return to her work and commence paying of the debts she has incurred while she has been unwell,” adds BBP. “She can commence computer classes and following her dreams.”

“Sometimes I feel depressed about my current situation, and I am worried. I just want to be healthy and happy,” says Su, a 42-year-old woman...

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Su's Timeline

  • December 11, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Su was submitted by Carolyn Grant at Burma Children Medical Fund, our medical partner in Burma.

  • December 24, 2015
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Su was scheduled to receive 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.

  • January 01, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Su's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 14, 2016
    FUNDING ENDED

    Su is no longer raising funds.

  • April 14, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Su's treatment did not happen. Read the update.

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