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Su Su from Burma raised $1,500 for life-saving heart surgery.

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Su Su's treatment was fully funded on December 19, 2014.
June 19, 2015

Su Su did not receive surgery as planned.

“Su Su’s surgery did not happen,” says our medical partner, Burma Border Projects (BBP). “Su Su was very afraid of undergoing treatment in the lead up to her surgery date. We are doing our best to inform Su Su of all the aspects of her treatment and hopefully we can encourage her to undergo the crucial surgery in the near future.”

If Su Su decides to receive surgery, BBP can re-submit her case to Watsi for funding in the future.

"Su Su's surgery did not happen," says our medical partner, Burma Border Projects (BBP). "Su Su was very afraid of undergoing treatment in t...

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November 24, 2014

Su Su is a 23-year-old woman living in Burma with her parents and three-year-old nephew. Due to her heart condition, Su Su had to drop out of school years ago and has had to rely on her parents for many things.

“Su Su’s current symptoms include heart palpitations, difficulty breathing and tiredness. She has lost weight and is too thin for her age and height. She cannot eat much and has trouble sleeping,” our partners at Burma Border Projects (BBP) tell us.

“Her mother has to assist her when visiting a clinic or hospital. If she tries to walk long distances she experiences tiredness and dizziness. She said even doing chores around the house makes her feel weak.”

After many hospital and clinic visits, Su Su has finally been diagnosed with atrial septal defect, a congenital heart disease. The cardiac specialist at BBP has determined that Su Su will need an operation to fix this condition.

It will cost $1,500 to fund the surgery to fix Su Su’s heart defect, which is far more than Su Su’s parents can afford. They have already sold their farm to pay for past medical expenses, and do not have the money to cover the costs of this important surgery for Su Su. After treatment, Su Su hopes to live healthy and strong, continuing her education or starting a business – let’s help make that happen!

Su Su is a 23-year-old woman living in Burma with her parents and three-year-old nephew. Due to her heart condition, Su Su had to drop out o...

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Su Su's Timeline

  • November 24, 2014
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Su Su was submitted by Kathryn Delahunty at Burma Children Medical Fund.

  • December 15, 2014
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Su Su's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 19, 2015
    FUNDING ENDED

    Su Su is no longer raising funds.

  • December 24, 2014
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Su Su was scheduled to receive 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.

  • June 19, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

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

Funded by 17 donors

Funded by 17 donors

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Dar

Dar is a 21-day-old baby girl who lives with her parents and her brother in a village in the border area of Karen State in Burma. Dar was born at home with the help of a traditional birth attendant. Two days after she was born, Dar's mother noticed a problem when Dar was passing stool. She told Dar’s father to call a medic from the clinic to their home. The medic realized that Dar was born with a anorectal condition and shared with Dar’s mother that baby Dar would urgently need surgery to receive a colostomy. Dar’s parents are subsistence farmers who grow rice and raise chickens. They also forage for vegetables in the jungle and go fishing when they want to eat fish. To purchase staples that they cannot produce such as salt and oil, Dar’s father works as an agricultural day labourer during the rainy season. However, since the rainy season has not yet begun, they currently have no income. However, their daily needs are fulfilled from living off the land. If they are sick and need to seek treatment, they go to the free clinic in their village run by Burma Medical Association (BMA). Fortunately our medical partner Burma Children Medical Fund is helping Dar's family access the medical care she needs. They need help raising $1,500 to fund the treatment she needs. “We had to borrow money so far for Dar’s treatment and my husband cannot work,” said Dar’s mother. “I want to send my baby to school until she graduates so that she can become educated. I want this for her future because I only went to school until grade four. After she completes her studies, she can become whatever she wants one day.”

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