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Success! Mi from Burma raised $1,500 to fund kidney stone removal surgery.

Mi
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Mi's treatment was fully funded on April 22, 2019.

Photo of Mi post-operation

March 25, 2019

Mi underwent kidney stone removal surgery.

Since her surgery, Mi has recovered a lot. Her family and relatives were very happy when they heard that Mi’s surgery was successful. Compared to before, Mi feels better.

Since her surgery, Mi has recovered a lot. Her family and relatives were very happy when they heard that Mi’s surgery was successful. Compar...

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January 31, 2019

Mi is a 47-year-old woman who lives with her husband and elderly mother in a village in Hpa-an Township, Karen State, Burma. While she looks after her mother and their house, her husband works as a subsistence farmer on their small piece of land. Mi also has a daughter who works in a textile factory in Bangkok.

Around three years ago, Mi started to experience what she thought were muscles aches. Later, the muscle aches developed into back pain in the area around her left kidney. For one year, she took pain killers. Later, an x-ray indicated that she had a renal stone in her left kidney.

Mi decided to visit our medical partner’s care center. Now, she needs surgery to remove her kidney. Surgery is scheduled for February 4 and will cost $1,500.

“I just want to recover, go back and look after my mom and the house,” says Mi.

Mi is a 47-year-old woman who lives with her husband and elderly mother in a village in Hpa-an Township, Karen State, Burma. While she looks...

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Mi's Timeline

  • January 31, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Mi was submitted by Bue Wah Say, Project Officer at Burma Children Medical Fund, our medical partner in Burma.

  • February 04, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Mi's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 25, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Mi 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.

  • March 25, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Mi's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • April 22, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Mi's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 40 donors

Treatment
Nephrectomy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $12,836 for Mi's treatment
Subsidies fund $11,336 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$8,107
Medical Staff
$1,173
Medication
$4
Supplies
$1,554
Labs
$118
Radiology
$364
Other
$1,516

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Khin

Khin is a 39-year-old woman who lives with her family in Hpa-An Township, Karen State, Burma. Both her children are in preschool. She and her husband are subsistence farmers, growing rice during the rainy season on rented land. The rest of the year, her husband collects leaves used to make roofs, works as a daily labourer or collects branches to sell. Khin was born with a scar the size of an ant bite on her upper lip. Her parents thought that it would disappear or heal on its own but the scar developed into a growth and increased in size. Her parents passed away when she was young and after that she went to live with her brother’s family. By the time she was around 20 years old, the growth had become large and soft, covering the area between her upper lips and her nose. When the pain became unbearable in 2005, her uncle dropped her off at Mae Tao Clinic (MTC) in Thailand, a free clinic close to where her uncle used to work. At this point, the growth had become so large that dragged her upper lip down and extended into her nostrils. At MTC, she was seen by doctors and medics, before she was diagnosed with a hemangioma. At this point, the growth had worsened, and she was bleeding from her lips. In April 2006, Khin went to Chiang Mai Hospital and had the hemangioma removed surgically. The growth later has returned. Overtime, the hemangioma has increased in size and become hard. It has now expanded into Khin’s nostrils, especially her left nostril, which causes her to have difficulty breathing at times. She feels uncomfortable but is not in pain. Sometimes she also feels like she has a blood clot in her nostrils during her nosebleeds. Because the nosebleed can start at any time and can last anywhere from 10 to 20 minutes, her life revolves around managing her nosebleeds. She is unable to work or sleep properly, and if she is about to have a nosebleed, she is unable to eat. The nosebleeds have also affected her ability to earn an income for her children and continues to impact her social life. “When I socialise, I do not feel comfortable and some people think I have a disease that I can infect them with,” said Khin. “So, I hope to get better after surgery, and I hope I will no longer have nosebleeds. I don’t want to bleed, and I want to socialise with my friends and family happily. [Right now] my friends won’t even touch me.”

89% funded

89%funded
$1,342raised
$158to go
David

David is a farmer from Kenya who is married and a father of two children aged 4 and 2. The young couple depends on casual jobs to cater for their young family. Since he was involved in a road accident, David has not been able to work. His wife has been doing all kinds of work to make sure that the family get the basic needs needed. He feels sorry for his dear wife because she strains a lot and wishes that he could help but he can’t because of his weak hand. David underwent emergency surgery in July, involving a scalp repair and washout for a grade 2 open humerus fracture and to fix his left humerus and left bimalleolar fractures. However, it was noted that the repair of his left humerus was unacceptable. He therefore underwent revision ORIF of his humerus in August. Six months later, David has come for review, he is doing better and has returned to near normal life activity. Unfortunately, he still has left elbow stiffness, which has prevented him fully resuming his normal life and requires further treatment. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On January 24th, David will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. He will be able to move his hand freely, function better and help his wife care for their family. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $771 to fund this procedure. David says, “I am doing well, I can hold to something but I can’t carry or lift heavy items because of my weak hand. I am looking forward to regain my energy and help my wife to provide for our family.”

56% funded

56%funded
$435raised
$336to go

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