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Success! Kyi from Thailand raised $1,500 to fund gallbladder surgery.

Kyi
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Kyi's treatment was fully funded on August 8, 2018.

Photo of Kyi post-operation

July 5, 2018

Kyi underwent gallbladder surgery.

Kyi feels a lot better after surgery. He no longer has back pain, and he can walk without a stomachache.

Kyi’s wife said, “I use to worry for him, worry that he will not recover and that his symptoms will worsen. But now I am relieved that he has received surgery.”

Kyi feels a lot better after surgery. He no longer has back pain, and he can walk without a stomachache. Kyi's wife said, “I use to worry...

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June 18, 2018

Kyi is a 34-year-old health worker from Thailand. He lives with his wife.

Kyi feels stomach and back pain. He has been advised to undergo a biliary obstruction repair, a procedure to repair the blockage of the bile ducts, which carry bile from the liver to the gallbladder. If left untreated, Kyi’s symptoms will continue to worsen and put him at risk for further health complications in the future.

After seeking treatment through our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF), Kyi is scheduled to undergo his biliary obstruction repair on June 21. BCMF is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of Kyi’s procedure and care.

Kyi is a 34-year-old health worker from Thailand. He lives with his wife. Kyi feels stomach and back pain. He has been advised to undergo...

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Kyi's Timeline

  • June 18, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Kyi was submitted by Bue Wah Say, Project Officer at Burma Children Medical Fund.

  • June 18, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Kyi's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 21, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Kyi 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.

  • July 5, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Kyi's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • August 8, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Kyi's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 26 donors

Funded by 26 donors

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Zaw

Zaw lives with his mother, two sisters, two nephews, and two nieces in Mon State in Burma. His mother is retired, and his youngest niece and nephew go to school. His niece works as a betel nut cutter with his two sisters, while his nephew works as a day laborer. Zaw cannot work right now due to the pain in his foot. In his free time, he enjoys praying to Buddha and watching movies, which also helps him feel better. Around the end of September, Zaw developed pain in his left foot. A few weeks later, three of his toes turned black. Eventually, all of his toes, and his forefoot turned black too. When he went to Mawlamyine Christian Leprosy Hospital (MCLH) a couple weeks ago, he was diagnosed with gangrene and was admitted to the hospital straight away. At first the doctor tried to treat him with oral medication, injections and physiotherapy exercises to increase the blood supply in his left foot. When this did not work, Zaw was told that the best option is to amputate his foot. Unable to pay for surgery, the doctor referred him to our partner Burma Children Medical Fund for assistance accessing further treatment. Currently, Zaw is in a lot of pain. His left forefoot is black and swollen. As the pain is worse at night, he cannot sleep properly. He also has difficulty sleeping because he is worried about his foot and their financial situation. "Once I have recovered from surgery and I have received a prosthetic foot, I want to support my family and become a taxi driver," he said. "Thank you so much to the donors for supporting me. Every day I pray for them."

93% funded

93%funded
$1,399raised
$101to go
Annastasia

Annastasia is a very joyful lady. The 47-year-old is married and has five children. Two of her children have already finished school and are not yet financially stable. Her husband does not have a job but is sometimes able to get work as a bus driver when they need more help. Annastasia used to sell charcoal but she stopped the business three months ago when she fell ill and started her treatment process. In September of this year, she noticed a mass in her right breast. Three days later, she went to a facility near her home area, was examined, and told that she had mastitis. She was immediately admitted, put on medication and a few days later, she was discharged. While at home, she noticed that the swelling was getting bigger. She went back to the facility, was examined again, and referred to another nearby facility. In the facility scans and test were done and she was immediately referred to Kijabe Hospital for treatment. Upon arrival at Kijabe hospital, Annastasia was scheduled for urgent surgery. However, she is not in a financial position to cater for the surgery and is appealing for financial aid. Annastasia has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Without treatment, the cancer may spread to other organs. A mastectomy, a surgery to remove breast tissue, has been advised to rid her body of breast cancer and to prevent the cancer from metastasizing. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1110 to cover the cost of a mastectomy for Annastasia. The procedure is scheduled to take place on December 30th. After treatment, Annastasia will hopefully return to a cancer-free life. Annastasia says, "When I was told that the mass could be cancerous if not removed, I felt helpless and knew that it was over for me.”

75% funded

75%funded
$833raised
$277to go

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