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San from Thailand raised $1,500 for a hysterectomy to alleviate her pain.

San
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
San's treatment was fully funded on September 8, 2014.

Photo of San post-operation

February 12, 2015

San received an oophorectomy to remove a painful ovarian mass.

San says to her donors, “Thank you, thank you so much for your kindness. You have saved one life, and each life is precious. I will pray that you will have a long life.”

San says to her donors, "Thank you, thank you so much for your kindness. You have saved one life, and each life is precious. I will pray tha...

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August 19, 2014

A friendly woman from the Mae La refugee camp in Burma, San lives with her four sons, her husband, her mother and her father in one home. Her husband used to work as a day laborer on a farm to take care of the family’s basic expenses; however, he can no longer do so because of tightened camp security.

For the past two years, San has had an ovarian mass that initially seemed benign. “However, two months ago, the pain became intolerable, and she had a fever and cold sweats,” report our medical partners at Burma Border Projects. “Her back aches, and the pain in her abdomen feels like contractions. Additionally, she lost her appetite as a result of the pain, and has lost weight. The mass needs to be removed immediately as it is very dangerous for her health.”

For $1,500, we can fund a total hysterectomy, which will remove the mass and alleviate San’s abdominal and back pain, urination issues and loss of appetite.

“I was so worried I was going to die because I didn’t have any money to pay for my medical treatment, says San. “I am so happy I found this program. No one could help me, and then I came here and the nurse told me, ‘Don’t worry–I am the one who can help you.’ Now I am so happy!”

A friendly woman from the Mae La refugee camp in Burma, San lives with her four sons, her husband, her mother and her father in one home. He...

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San's Timeline

  • August 19, 2014
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    San was submitted by Amelia King at Burma Children Medical Fund.

  • August 20, 2014
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    San received treatment. 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.

  • September 8, 2014
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    San's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 8, 2014
    FULLY FUNDED

    San's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on San. Read the update.

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Funded by 1 donor

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Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Aye

Aye is a 47-year-old mother, living with her daughter in Thailand. Up until four months ago, Aye worked as a day laborer on a farm. Because she has had to stop working, Aye's daughter left school, and now works as a nanny to help support her mother. Aye's siblings have also stepped up to support their sister. Five years ago, Aye began to experience pain on the left side of her body. She also developed a fever and vomiting, lost her appetite, and found it difficult to sleep. In addition, she experienced night sweats and a stiff neck. Aye was treated by a local health worker, and for a while, she felt better. However, in June 2021, her symptoms worsened, and she went to Mae Tao Clinic (MTC), where she was told to go to the hospital. Due to a lack of funds, Aye could not go to the hospital, and was treated at a local clinic, instead. In April 2022, Aye's symptoms returned, and she went back to Mae Tao Clinic, where she was diagnosed with stones in her left kidney. This time she did go the hospital, where she was told that she would need to have surgery, to remove the stones from her kidney. Thanks to our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, Aye is scheduled for surgery to remove the kidney stones on October 3rd, at Mae Sot General Hospital. After she has recovered, Aye should be able to return to her work and to enjoying her life, free from all of her uncomfortable symptoms. Aye and her family need your help to cover the $1,500 needed to pay for her surgery. Aye said: "I am happy that I will be able to receive surgery through donors. Thank you so much for saving my life.”

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