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Thi Win from Thailand raised $1,500 to treat an ovarian cyst.

Thi Win
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Thi Win's treatment was fully funded on August 17, 2015.

Photo of Thi Win post-operation

September 9, 2015

Thi Win received surgery to remove an ovarian cyst.

“Before Thi Win had surgery she was afraid, but now she feels much better,” shares our medical partner, Burma Border Projects. “She is no longer in any pain and she can eat and sleep well. Previously the pain was so bad she had to walk around to try and reduce it. She was not even able to work because of her condition. Now, once she has completely recovered, she will be able to return to her work as a day laborer.”

“When the doctor told me that I was well, I was so surprised, I couldn’t believe it. I started crying I was so happy. When I first found out about my condition I was so afraid, but now I feel so happy. I want to say thank you so much to all of the donors and the staff here,” Thi Win says.

"Before Thi Win had surgery she was afraid, but now she feels much better," shares our medical partner, Burma Border Projects. "She is no lo...

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July 30, 2015

Meet Thi Win, a 29-year-old woman who lives in Thailand. While initially from Burma, Thi Win “moved to Thailand three years ago to look for better employment opportunities,” shares our medical partner, Burma Border Projects (BBP). She now lives with her husband, parents, brother, and two nieces. To earn an income and contribute to the family, Thi Win and her husband both work as farm laborers.

Over the past two years, Thi Win has experienced increasing abdominal pain due to an ovarian cyst—a semisolid mass that develops within the ovaries. Since Thi Win and her husband earn a modest income, Thi Win avoided going to a clinic, hoping that the pain would subside on its own.

Instead, “Thi Win’s pain gradually got worse,” BBP tells us. Finally, the pain forced Thi Win to visit a medical clinic, where an “ultrasound showed a cyst on Thi Win’s ovary that requires surgery.”

Without intervention, ovarian cysts can grow larger over time, increasing pressure in the abdominal area and causing discomfort throughout the body. BBP reports, “Thi Win has pain in her lower back and abdomen that makes it difficult to sleep and has forced her to stop working for the past several months. She has difficulty breathing, tingling in her legs, and dizziness.”

With $1,500, Thi Win will undergo an operation to remove the ovarian cysts. In addition to surgery, funding will cover seven days in the hospital, transportation costs, and an outpatient follow-up appointment.

Completely removing the cyst will prevent the same tissue from growing back in the future, “putting Thi Win’s mind at ease,” BBP states. They add, “surgical removal of the cyst will allow Thi Win to live without pain and return to work.”

Following surgery, Thi Win is enthusiastic to begin a new chapter in her life. She shares, “once I am well, I would like to have children. I hope to keep working to provide for my parents and other family members.”

Meet Thi Win, a 29-year-old woman who lives in Thailand. While initially from Burma, Thi Win “moved to Thailand three years ago to look for ...

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Thi Win's Timeline

  • July 30, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Thi Win was submitted by Connor Brown at Burma Children Medical Fund.

  • August 3, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Thi Win's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 4, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Thi Win 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.

  • August 17, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Thi Win's treatment was fully funded.

  • September 9, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Thi Win. Read the update.

Funded by 22 donors

Funded by 22 donors

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