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Tha Zin from Burma raised $1,500 to get healthy.

Tha Zin
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Tha Zin's treatment was fully funded on April 14, 2013.

Photo of Tha Zin post-operation

Tha Zin received surgery to treat an eye tumor.

Before treatment, Tha Zin’s eye was very swollen and irritated. It was so enlarged that people would stare and point at her.

Now, the swelling has dramatically decreased and Tha Zin is very happy! She can’t wait to look more like other children and make up the year of school that she had to miss. Thanks to you, Tha Zin has a chance at a normal childhood, free of ridicule and self-consciousness.

Tha Zin’s father asked us to pass on a huge thank you to all of the donors who supported his daughter’s medical care.

Before treatment, Tha Zin's eye was very swollen and irritated. It was so enlarged that people would stare and point at her. Now, the sw...

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Tha Zin is a nine-year-old girl from Burma, the setting of the world’s longest-running civil war.

Tha Zin was diagnosed with an orbital pseudotumor when she was six. Her parents took her to Yangon, the former capital of Burma, for surgery. Unfortunately, something went wrong in surgery, and afterwards Tha Zin’s eye was even more swollen than before.

For the next two years, Tha Zin’s parents went into debt traveling to the capital every two weeks to get medication to manage their daughter’s condition. Her eye has still not improved, and she’s missed a year of school as a result.

Quality medical care is scarce in Burma, but Burma Border Projects’ partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, can facilitate Tha Zin’s care in Thailand. It will cost $1500 to coordinate Tha Zin’s surgery, which will either restore function to her eye, or remove it and enable her to continue with school.

BCMF writes, “When we ask Tha Zin what she wants when she is older, she is very shy and does not say anything. However, later she comes up to a staff member and tells him that she would like to be a doctor.” Let’s help make that possible!

Tha Zin is a nine-year-old girl from Burma, the setting of the world's longest-running civil war. Tha Zin was diagnosed with an orbital ...

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Tha Zin's Timeline

  • April 08, 2013
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Tha Zin's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 14, 2013
    FULLY FUNDED

    Tha Zin's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Tha Zin. Read the update.

Funded by 40 donors

Funded by 40 donors

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.