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Zin from Burma raised $1,500 to fund heart surgery.

Zin
100%
  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Zin's treatment was fully funded on April 1, 2019.
April 1, 2019

Zin did not receive treatment as expected.

Her doctor performed another echocardiogram and informed her that she no longer needs surgery.

Her doctor performed another echocardiogram and informed her that she no longer needs surgery....

February 28, 2019

Zin is a 28-year-old woman who lives with her husband and two daughters in Burma. Her husband is a teacher. Zin usually stays at home and looks after her children.

In 2018, Zin went to Mandalay General Hospital and had an echocardiogram and x-ray. The doctor explained that two of her heart valves are wider than the usual sizes and that she needs to undergo surgery.

Now, she is scheduled to undergo heart surgery on March 8. Her family needs help raising $1,500 to fund this procedure.

Zin said, “I want to work and find money like others to support my family.”

Zin is a 28-year-old woman who lives with her husband and two daughters in Burma. Her husband is a teacher. Zin usually stays at home and lo...

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Zin's Timeline

  • February 28, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Zin was submitted by Bue Wah Say, Project Officer at Burma Children Medical Fund, our medical partner in Burma.

  • March 07, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Zin's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 08, 2019
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Zin was scheduled to receive treatment at Pinlon Private 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.

  • April 01, 2019
    FUNDING ENDED

    Zin is no longer raising funds.

  • April 01, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

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

Funded by 32 donors

Funded by 32 donors

Treatment
Double Valves Replacement (Mitral and Aortic) with Tricuspid
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $6,378 for Zin's treatment
Subsidies fund $4,878 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$2,200
Medical Staff
$1,066
Medication
$0
Supplies
$2,600
Labs
$100
Radiology
$15
Other
$397
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

​What kinds of symptoms do patients experience before receiving treatment?

Patients may experience excessive sweating, extreme tiredness and fatigue, irregular heartbeat, rapid breathing or shortness of breath, chest pain, lightheadedness, or loss of consciousness.

​What is the impact on patients’ lives of living with these conditions?

Patients cannot do labor work—even doing household chores may tire them. Adults will be unable to care for their families, and children will be unable to play or attend school. As the condition progresses, patients may become unable to eat.

What cultural or regional factors affect the treatment of these conditions?

Patients cannot afford to go to the hospital. Many people rely on medications provided by dealers who are not authorized pharmacists.

  • Process
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Risks and side-effects
  • Accessibility
  • Alternatives

What does the treatment process look like?

Damaged valves are repaired and replaced during open heart surgery.

What is the impact of this treatment on the patient’s life?

This surgery saves lives. Children will return to school, and adults will return to working and caring for their families.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

Potential side effects include bleeding, infection, fever, swelling, inflammation, arrhythmias, damage to surrounding organs, stroke, and death. Heart surgery is more likely to be life-threatening for patients who are very sick before the surgery.

How accessible is treatment in the area? What is the typical journey like for a patient to receive care?

Many of our medical partner's patients live in remote areas. They cannot afford or access treatment because it is only available in large cities.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

There are no alternatives. If left untreated, this heart condition will become life-threatening for patients.

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.