Success! San from Burma raised $1,500 to fund gynecological surgery to improve her quality of life.

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Fully funded
San's treatment was fully funded on March 19, 2024.
  • San's story
  • San's update
September 24, 2023

Photo of San post-operation

March 19, 2024

San underwent a hysterectomy to improve her quality of life.

San's surgery was a success! The surgery is expected to relieve her of the pain and discomfort that prevented her from performing her daily ...

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San's Timeline

  • September 24, 2023

    San was submitted by Dr. Phyoe Pyae Thu, Programs Assistant and Medical Advisor at Burma Children Medical Fund.

  • September 25, 2023

    San 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.

  • September 26, 2023

    San's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 19, 2024

    San's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 19, 2024

    San's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 30 donors

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Kyu is a 43-year-old teacher from Burma. She lives with her mother, husband, and two sons in Yangon Division, Burma. Kyu’s mother is retired, and her two sons are students. Kyu’s husband works as a motorcycle taxi driver. Kyu is a high school teacher who conducts classes from her home. Their combined monthly income is sufficient to cover their basic living expenses but they are not able to save money. When they have health issues, they rely on a nearby clinic for medical attention. In her free time, she enjoys reading books and she'd like to be able to continue teaching her students at home once she feels better. Kyu was born with an atrial septal defect (ASD), a condition in which a hole exists between the two upper chambers of the heart. Sometimes ASDs may close on their own during development, but sometimes this condition requires surgery to repair the hole and prevent long-term damage to the heart and lungs. Kyu is scheduled to undergo heart surgery on February 4th to correct the atrial septal defect and improve her quality of life. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to support the cost of Kyu's procedure and care. Kyu said “Since my heart condition worsened, I couldn’t teach my students due to my fatigue. Now I felt very happy when I learned that the BCMF organisation would support my surgery. Without the help of these donors, I couldn’t afford the treatment. I would like to be thankful to all donors and BCMF for supporting my surgery.”

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