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Success! Cherry from Burma raised $1,500 to fund her kidney stone treatment.

Cherry
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Cherry's treatment was fully funded on November 23, 2019.

Photo of Cherry post-operation

December 23, 2019

Cherry underwent her kidney stone treatment.

Cherry has no more abdominal pain after her treatment. She still has some pain in her back but she does not feel it very often like it was before, and she feels like she is in recovery. She is planning to return to work at her clinic as soon as possible and is happy to serve her community as a medic.

Cherry said, “I cannot express how much better I am now. I still have pain at the site of my laser treatment, but I just know that I am a lot better when I compare myself to before I underwent these lasers treatment. I am very thankful to the donors for having helped pay for my treatment. I would not able to pay for it by myself.”

Cherry has no more abdominal pain after her treatment. She still has some pain in her back but she does not feel it very often like it was b...

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September 16, 2019

She lives with her parents in Karen State, Burma. She now works at Kyaw Hta Rural Clinic, 45 minutes away by motorbike from her village and earns 70,000 Kyat (approx. 70 USD) per month. Her parents are farmers and their total income is 100,000 kyat (approx. 100 USD) per month. Their income is just enough for their daily needs.

Around eight years ago, Cherry developed pain in the right side of her abdomen. She went to the clinic near her village. At the clinic, the medic thought that she was suffering from normal stomachaches. Since the clinic did not have the necessary equipment to run diagnostic tests, the medic treated her for the pain. She received pain killers and when the pain was worse, a stronger does of pain killers through an injection.

In May 2019, she was completing her training with Mae Tao Clinic (MTC), when the pain in her abdomen became worse. She received an ultrasound and painkillers at the clinic, before she was diagnosed with a renal stone in her right kidney. MTC then referred her to Mae Sot Hospital (MSH) for further investigation and treatment. At the hospital, she received an X-ray, ultrasound and a blood test, as well as oral medication for the pain. After checking her results, the doctor confirmed her diagnosis and told her that she needs to receive laser treatment two to three times, to break up the stone in her kidney. She received her first round of laser treatment on 7 August 2019. To pay for that, she had to borrow money from her supervisor and her neighbor. She was scheduled to undergo a second round of treatment on 18 September 2019, but she could no longer afford to pay. Luckily, MTC referred her to Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF) for assistance in accessing further treatment.

Currently, Cherry still has pain in the right side of her abdomen. She is interested in the field of medicine and enjoys learning new things related to this field in her free time.

She lives with her parents in Karen State, Burma. She now works at Kyaw Hta Rural Clinic, 45 minutes away by motorbike from her village and ...

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Cherry's Timeline

  • September 16, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Cherry was submitted by Bridgitte Agocs at Burma Children Medical Fund, our medical partner in Burma.

  • September 18, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Cherry 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.

  • September 24, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Cherry's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 23, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Cherry's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 23, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Cherry's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Treatment
Shockwave Lithotripsy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $2,825 for Cherry'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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