Success! Dah from Burma raised $1,500 to remove painful ovarian cysts.

Dah
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Dah's treatment was fully funded on January 1, 2016.
  • Dah's story
  • Dah's update
December 7, 2015

Photo of Dah post-operation

January 19, 2016

Dah received treatment to remove painful ovarian cysts.

"Though she still experiences pain from the surgery, Dah feels much better since the operation," explains her doctor at Burma Border Project...

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Dah's Timeline

  • December 7, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Dah was submitted by Carolyn Grant at Burma Children Medical Fund.

  • December 8, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Dah received treatment at Mae Sot General Hospital in Thailand. 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 1, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Dah's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 1, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Dah's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 19, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Dah's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 45 donors

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