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Success! Lwin from Burma raised $1,500 to fund surgery for kidney stones.

Lwin
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Lwin's treatment was fully funded on April 16, 2018.

Photo of Lwin post-operation

April 11, 2018

Lwin underwent surgery for kidney stones.

After recovery, she is feeling a lot better. However, she will require another round of surgery to treat her kidney stone completely.

“It’s costly to visit the hospital very often and I have no time to look after my garden,” said Lwin. “I just want to have the treatment and fully recover from my symptoms so that I can work in my garden again.”

After recovery, she is feeling a lot better. However, she will require another round of surgery to treat her kidney stone completely. "It...

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March 2, 2018

Lwin is a 61-year-old housewife from Burma. She used to rent a patch of land for farming, but a recent medical condition has forced her to stop working. Lwin’s husband passed away and she has six adult children. Now Lwin lives with one of her daughters and son-in-law.

Lwin experiences back pain if she sits for long periods, and she feels a tightness and discomfort in her upper abdomen. Eventually she went to Mae Tao Clinic, our medical partner’s care center, to have her symptoms checked. The doctor diagnosed her with a large kidney stone and told her that she requires surgery to remove the stone.

Lwin will undergo a shockwave lithotripsy on March 8. Now, she needs help raising $1,500 to fund this procedure.

She says, “Now I have a small garden where I plant vegetables. When I was away for my treatment, I didn’t get to water my garden and when I returned home, I saw that the plants were all dry. It’s costly to visit the hospital very often and I have no time to look after my garden. I just want to have the treatment and fully recover from my symptoms so that I can work in my garden again.”

Lwin is a 61-year-old housewife from Burma. She used to rent a patch of land for farming, but a recent medical condition has forced her to s...

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Lwin's Timeline

  • March 2, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Lwin was submitted by Than Than Oo at Burma Children Medical Fund, our medical partner in Burma.

  • March 02, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Lwin's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 08, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Lwin received 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.

  • April 11, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Lwin's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • April 16, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Lwin's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 31 donors

Funded by 31 donors

Treatment
Shockwave Lithotripsy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $2,825 for Lwin's treatment
Subsidies fund $1,325 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,275
Medical Staff
$1,174
Medication
$12
Supplies
$187
Labs
$84
Radiology
$50
Other
$43

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Nay

Nay is a 35-year-old woman from Thailand. She lives with her husband in Mae Pa Village in Tak Province. One and half year ago, they moved from Shwegyin Township, Bago Division in Burma for a better job opportunities. Nay stopped working as a day laborer because her health deteriorated. Now, her husband is the only earner and he is also a day laborer making limited income. Around eight months ago, Nay had a high fever and stomachache. She was also vomited a few times so her employer took her to Mae Tao Clinic (MTC). When she arrived, she received an IV as well as oral medications. She was admitted for one day and then she felt better and returned home. Two days later after she got home, she felt stomachache again in the right side and also vomited. Again, her employer took her back to MTC and she was admitted again. She received oral medications as well as an ultrasound test. After an ultrasound, the medic informed her that she has a stone in her common bile duct as well as in the intrahepatic duct. She was then referred to Watsi Medical Partner Mae Sot Hospital (MSH) for further investigation. At MSH she received another ultrasound as well as a blood test and an X-ray. She was given oral medications to take home and she was asked to return to the hospital once a month for follow up. She went to MSH several times for follow-up appointments and she kept receiving oral medications for her stomachache problem. On February 11th, she went back to MSH as usual and she received another blood test. After that she was told that she has stone in her common bile duct and she needs to be admitted for surgery to remove the stone. Nay has been advised to undergo a cholecystectomy, the surgical removal of the gallbladder. If left untreated, Nay's symptoms will continue to worsen and put her at risk for further health complications in the future. After seeking treatment through our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF), Nay is scheduled to undergo her cholecystectomy on March 24th. BCMF is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of Nay's procedure and care. Nay said, “I want to work after my surgery so that our family will have enough income and now I am very sad that because of my condition we may have to borrow money from our neighbor.”

81% funded

81%funded
$1,218raised
$282to go

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