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

Dah
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Fully funded
Dah's treatment was fully funded on January 1, 2016.

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 Projects. “She no longer feels discomfort around her lower abdomen and she says she can breathe better now. She can eat and sleep well. Soon, she will continue her dream, working in a clinic so that she can help other people with health problems.”

“Thank you for all of the donors and staff who helped me,” shares Dah. “My health condition might have shortened my life but now that I have received surgery I can live a longer and happier life. I am very grateful to the donors and that if I get a chance, I would like to ‘bow before them.’”

"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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December 7, 2015

38-year-old Dah lives in Burma with her husband, her 18-year-old niece, and her three children. Our medical partner, Burma Border Projects (BBP), says that both Dah’s niece and 13-year-old daughter are in school. To support the family, Dah’s son earns a modest income working as a hunter.

This past August, Dah felt a palpable mass in her abdomen caused by ovarian cysts. When her symptoms persisted, Dah initially sought medical care locally, but her condition was misdiagnosed and left untreated.

Ovarian cysts are fluid-filled masses that develop within the uterus. BBP explains that without treatment, “Dah’s abdomen is growing bigger everyday and she suffers from back pain. She did not want to seek treatment for her condition in Burma, because she knows that she would not be able to afford the medical costs.”

For $1,500, Dah will receive a total abdominal hysterectomy–removing her uterus, cervix, and painful masses during a single operation. This treatment will alleviate Dah’s immediate symptoms and prevent her condition from recurring in the future.

“Following surgery for ovarian cysts, Dah will no longer have bloating of her stomach and back pain,” BBP states. “After recovering, she will be able to commence looking for work in a local clinic.”

Burma Children’s Medical Fund, an organization that facilitates the transportation and treatment of Burmese people at Thai hospitals, is subsidizing this surgery by $1,421.

“I want to get surgery for my condition so I don’t have to worry about that anymore,” Dah shares. “When I have recovered from that, I would like to start working in a clinic and helping people. My first priority now is to get healthy and feel better. Then, I can continue with my dreams.”

38-year-old Dah lives in Burma with her husband, her 18-year-old niece, and her three children. Our medical partner, Burma Border Projects (...

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Dah's Timeline

  • December 7, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Dah was submitted by Carolyn Grant at Burma Children Medical Fund, our medical partner in Burma.

  • December 08, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Dah 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 01, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Dah's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 01, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Dah's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 19, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Dah's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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