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Success! Khin from Burma raised $1,500 to fund thyroid surgery.

Khin
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Khin's treatment was fully funded on February 1, 2018.

Photo of Khin post-operation

January 18, 2018

Khin underwent thyroid surgery.

Before surgery, Khin often experienced neck pain, weakness, dizziness, and loss of appetite. Now, she feels much better. She no longer experiences uncomfortable symptoms, and she has regained her appetite. She is returning home and plans to work on the farm again.

“Me and my family are very happy since my surgery,” says Khin.

Before surgery, Khin often experienced neck pain, weakness, dizziness, and loss of appetite. Now, she feels much better. She no longer exper...

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December 6, 2017

“Since my condition began to worsen, I’ve had to stop working,” shares Khin, a 52-year-old woman from Burma. “This has been emotionally hard for me, as I want to help support my family.”

Khin’s entire family lives and works on their rice farm. They are able to harvest about 100 tons of rice each year. They use their harvest to feed themselves, and sometimes are able to use the surplus to trade for other items they need.

About 20 years ago, Khin noticed a small lump on her neck. At the time, she did not think anything of it. However, a couple months ago she began to experience serious pain in her neck and upper back. She also noticed that the lump on her neck was getting larger.

Khin was eventually diagnosed with thyroiditis, and told she would need surgery to remove part of her thyroid. Without this procedure, she will continue to live in pain. However, her family is barely able to get by on their rice harvest from day to day, and does not have the money necessary to pay for this operation.

That’s where you come in. By contributing to our $1,500 fundraising goal, you can help sponsor Khin’s thyroid removal on December 11, as well as the necessary lab tests and week-long hospital stay.

“My family are all extremely stressed and worried about my health and future,” says Khin. Let’s put their worries to rest.

"Since my condition began to worsen, I've had to stop working,” shares Khin, a 52-year-old woman from Burma. “This has been emotionally hard...

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Khin's Timeline

  • December 6, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • December 08, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Khin's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 12, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Khin 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.

  • January 18, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Khin's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • February 01, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Khin's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 14 donors

Funded by 14 donors

Treatment
Thyroidectomy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $3,972 for Khin's treatment
Subsidies fund $2,472 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,153
Medical Staff
$1,271
Medication
$4
Supplies
$853
Labs
$50
Radiology
$510
Other
$131

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.