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Mya from Burma raised $1,500 to remove a tumor on her neck so she can breathe easily.

Mya
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Mya's treatment was fully funded on November 30, 2014.

Photo of Mya post-operation

March 17, 2015

Mya received neck surgery so that she can breathe properly.

Mya’s tumor was successfully removed!

“After treatment, Mya is totally different from before and her appearance and health are improved,” reports her doctor at Burma Border Projects (BBP). “She is now happy and energetic. Before the operation, she felt shy and sad with people looking and asking her about her neck condition, but now she has confidence and is not shy anymore. She is now able to turn her neck very well.”

“Her parents are very happy and grateful for their daughter’s successful treatment,” BBP continues, “especially because her father is able to work on the farm and continue to support the family without worrying about his daughter’s health. Her mother hopes she is able to get well properly and grow to be a healthy child in the future. Her mother wants to see her go to school and be educated.”

Mya's tumor was successfully removed! "After treatment, Mya is totally different from before and her appearance and health are improved,"...

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November 6, 2014

This young girl is Mya, a three-year-old from Burma. Mya is happy and energetic, and adores her sister and four brothers. Mya gets upset when her brothers leave for school, and she even pretends to go with them by carrying her bag to the door each morning. Mya’s father farms rice while her mother stays at home and looks after the children. The family also raises a few chickens and ducks for their own consumption.

About a year ago, Mya developed a mass on her neck, which has since grown rapidly. The tumor presses on her neck and makes it difficult for her to breathe. Her family has traveled to various clinics to find affordable treatment, but have been unsuccessful.

Fortunately, our medical partner Burma Border Projects (BBP) can remove Mya’s tumor with a $1,500 procedure. Not only will the mass go away, but Mya will experience better breathing and overall health. Mya’s doctor says, “She can continue to be a bubbly three-year-old and begin school in two years time, which she is already looking forward to.” Let’s make sure Mya is happy and healthy now, and soon enough she’ll be happy and healthy and walking to school with her brothers.

This young girl is Mya, a three-year-old from Burma. Mya is happy and energetic, and adores her sister and four brothers. Mya gets upset whe...

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Mya's Timeline

  • November 6, 2014
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Mya was submitted by Kathryn Delahunty at Burma Children Medical Fund, our medical partner in Burma.

  • November 26, 2014
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Mya's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 30, 2014
    FULLY FUNDED

    Mya's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 03, 2014
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Mya 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.

  • March 17, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Mya. Read the update.

Funded by 28 donors

Funded by 28 donors

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