Meet another patient

Watsi logo blueWatsi

Success! Aye from Burma raised $1,500 for a hysterectomy to treat bleeding and pain.

Aye
100%
  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Aye's treatment was fully funded on February 3, 2016.

Photo of Aye post-operation

February 23, 2016

Aye received a successful hysterectomy.

“Aye says that she feels much better since the surgery,” shares the staff at Burma Border Projects. “She no longer feels discomfort around her lower abdomen and she says she can breathe better now. She can eat and sleep well. She will now be able to return to her family and can contribute to the family income by growing vegetables and raising chickens.”

“My health condition might have shortened my life, but now I have received surgery. I can live a longer and happier life,” Aye said.

"Aye says that she feels much better since the surgery," shares the staff at Burma Border Projects. "She no longer feels discomfort around h...

Read more
January 13, 2016

“When I am well, I enjoy cleaning my house inside and outside and making the house look nice,” shares Aye, a 50-year-old housewife who lives with her husband and two sons in Burma. “I also enjoy planting and growing flowers and planting vegetables near my home.”

Aye came to our medical partner, Burma Border Projects (BBP), seeking treatment for heavy vaginal bleeding and pain. Her symptoms are the result of two conditions affecting the lining of the uterus—endometrial hyperplasia and endometriosis.

With endometrial hyperplasia, the uterine lining grows too thick in response to excess estrogen. Endometriosis is characterized by endometrial tissue growing outside the uterus, usually within the ovaries, bowel, and pelvic lining. Both conditions cause heavy, painful periods that last longer than the typical five to seven days.

“Aye feels very weak and has back pain,” explains BBP. “She menstruates irregularly but for many days. She has lost weight and does not have an appetite.”

To manage her symptoms, Aye takes pain relievers and uses traditional medicine. Both help some, but she does not feel well enough to care for her home or help her husband and older son on their farm.

For $1500, Aye will undergo a total hysterectomy and oophorectomy (surgical removal of the uterus and ovaries). Funding also covers the cost of a seven-day hospital stay and one outpatient appointment post-surgery.

“I hope that in the future,” says Aye, “I can return to working alongside my husband on the farm and earn enough money to spoil my children and make sure that my youngest son is well educated.”

“When I am well, I enjoy cleaning my house inside and outside and making the house look nice,” shares Aye, a 50-year-old housewife who lives...

Read more

Aye's Timeline

  • January 13, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Aye was submitted by Carolyn Grant at Burma Children Medical Fund.

  • January 14, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Aye 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.

  • February 1, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Aye's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 3, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Aye's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 23, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Aye's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 19 donors

Funded by 19 donors

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.