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Khaing from Thailand raised $1,500 to fund an endoscopic sinus surgery.

Khaing
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Khaing's treatment was fully funded on January 26, 2021.

Photo of Khaing post-operation

July 29, 2021

Khaing underwent life-changing surgery.

Khaing’s surgery was a success! After undergoing sinus surgery, Khaing feels much better. She can breathe through her nose, although she still cannot smell. She also no longer suffers from headaches and she does not have pain anymore.

In the future, Khaing would like to find a job so that she can support her family. She shared, “I am planning to save some money so that I can open a shop in my home when my son is older. I want to send my children to school until they complete higher education.”

Khaing also shared, “although my husband and the rest of my family are in Burma, they also want to say thank you to the donors and the organization for helping me recover from this illness I had suffered from since I was a child. I feel like I have been freed from this pain that I have suffered from since I was a child. I would like to say that I am thankful that the donors and all who support patients who need medical treatment like me.”

Khaing's surgery was a success! After undergoing sinus surgery, Khaing feels much better. She can breathe through her nose, although she sti...

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December 18, 2020

Khaing is a 27-year-old woman from Thailand. She lives with her husband and a three-year-old son in a village in Tak Province. Originally from Karen State, Burma, they moved to their current home three years ago in search of better job opportunities. Her husband is a day laborer and she is homemaker.

Ten years ago, Khaing started feeling like her nose was blocked and that she could not breathe well. She also had a runny nose and saw a small mass in her nostril while looking at her reflection in the mirror. At the time, Khaing did not go to see a doctor because she could not afford to pay for treatment, and she thought that she would feel better over time. However, four years ago she noticed that the mass had grown. Khaing went to her local hospital in Burma, where the doctor confirmed she had a mass in her nostril and gave her medication for a week. She did not go back to her follow-up appointment as she had run out of money. She then tried to treat herself with traditional medicine unsuccessfully as the mass continued to increase in size.

In the beginning of May 2020, Khaing developed a severe headache and pain in her nose. The area around her nose also became swollen. She went to Mae Tao Clinic for treatment, where the medic found large masses in both of her nasal cavities. She was then taken to Mae Sot Hospital (MSH) for further investigation. At MSH, she received an x-ray of her nose and the doctor told her that the masses were large and surrounded by a lot of pus. After a CT scan, the doctor diagnosed her with a nasal polyp and scheduled her for surgery on December 28th, 2020.

Currently, the area around her nose is swollen and painful. Her nostrils feel itchy, her nose is blocked, and has to breathe through her mouth. She still has a headache, though since she received pain medication from the doctor at MSH, this has been less severe.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On December 28th, Khaing will undergo an endoscopic sinus surgery. Once recovered, she will be able to breathe normally again and her quality of life will significantly improve. Now, our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund this procedure.

Khaing shared, “I really want to have surgery and feel better. I am not scared because I believe that the surgery will help me be free from headaches and breathe well again.”

Khaing is a 27-year-old woman from Thailand. She lives with her husband and a three-year-old son in a village in Tak Province. Originally fr...

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Khaing's Timeline

  • December 18, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • December 23, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Khaing's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 26, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Khaing's treatment was fully funded.

  • April 19, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Khaing 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 29, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Khaing. Read the update.

Treatment
Endoscopic - Sinus Surgery
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $2,224 for Khaing's treatment
Subsidies fund $724 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$966
Medical Staff
$887
Medication
$17
Supplies
$187
Labs
$50
Radiology
$74
Other
$43

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.