Success! Lwin from Thailand raised $1,500 to fund heart surgery.

Lwin
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Lwin's treatment was fully funded on June 16, 2023.
  • Lwin's story
  • Lwin's update
January 12, 2023

Photo of Lwin post-operation

June 29, 2023

Lwin underwent heart surgery.

Before her surgery, Lwin had difficulty breathing and heart palpitations and often couldn't complete her household chores. Since her surgery...

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Lwin's Timeline

  • January 12, 2023
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • January 13, 2023
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Lwin received treatment at Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai 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.

  • January 20, 2023
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Lwin's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 16, 2023
    FULLY FUNDED

    Lwin's treatment was fully funded.

  • June 29, 2023
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Lwin's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 42 donors

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$232raised
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