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Ma Thu from Burma raised $1,500 to help her get healthy enough to to go school.

Ma Thu
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Ma Thu's treatment was fully funded on June 1, 2014.

Photo of Ma Thu post-operation

February 12, 2015

Ma Thu received surgery to remove the cyst under her teeth that developed as a result of a car accident.

Her operation was a success!

“Ma Thu said the biggest difference since receiving surgery is she is able to keep down food and has more energy,” her doctors write. “She is unsure whether she will be able to go to school once she has recovered but if she is able to she would like to be a teacher.”

“I am happy to put the horrible accident behind me and focus on getting better!” Ma Thu says.

Her operation was a success! "Ma Thu said the biggest difference since receiving surgery is she is able to keep down food and has more en...

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May 21, 2014

Ma Thu was hit by an ambulance in May last year. Our hospital partner writes, “while she came out of the accident relatively unscathed, a cyst developed under her teeth as a result of the accident. The cyst makes it difficult for Ma Thu to eat and keep food down. The cyst also causes blurred vision, headaches and dizziness, making it impossible for her to assist her parents in the field. Her parents are very worried about her future and feel guilty that they are not able to afford her treatment.”

Before the accident, Ma Thu moved to her aunt’s place in hope of going to school for the first time. She was hit by the ambulance only one day after arriving. She hopes that once she is well again, she can start school. Ma Thu is nervous about going to school for the first time at 15, but she is determined to be educated and one day be a school teacher. Her parents work on the farm growing rice and beans but it is not enough to make ends meet.

For $1,500, we can fund a procedure to remove the cyst and help Ma Thu start a healthy life. With treatment, Ma Thu can focus on getting an education and following her dreams.

Ma Thu was hit by an ambulance in May last year. Our hospital partner writes, "while she came out of the accident relatively unscathed, a cy...

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Ma Thu's Timeline

  • May 21, 2014
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Ma Thu was submitted by Kathryn Delahunty at Burma Children Medical Fund, our medical partner in Burma.

  • May 26, 2014
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ma Thu's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 01, 2014
    FULLY FUNDED

    Ma Thu's treatment was fully funded.

  • June 11, 2014
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Ma Thu 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.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Ma Thu. Read the update.

Funded by 17 donors

Funded by 17 donors

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.