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U Aung from Burma raised $1,330 to get healthy.

U Aung
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  • $1,330 raised, $0 to go
$1,330
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$0
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Fully funded
U Aung's treatment was fully funded on February 4, 2014.

Photo of U Aung post-operation

February 12, 2015

U Aung received surgery to treat an enlarged prostate so he can live a pain-free life.

“U Aung is quite a character and laughs and jokes throughout his interview, a big contrast to how he was before treatment,” wrote a staff member from Burma Border Projects, a Watsi medical partner.

“His son, who is with him during the interview, says that his father is now like he was before he got ill - back to his old self. They were so happy after treatment that they took the staff for lunch at their local rice and stir-fry lunch spot!”

"U Aung is quite a character and laughs and jokes throughout his interview, a big contrast to how he was before treatment," wrote a staff me...

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December 17, 2013

This smiley man is U Aung. He’s a 62-year-old man who has endured more than his cheery face indicates. He comes from an area of Burma that has experienced heavy fighting during the country’s brutal civil conflict, and has been forced many times by the military to work as a porter, transporting equipment and supplies, along with other men from his village. In order to avoid this position, one must find a replacement and pay up to $800, a luxury that U Aung cannot afford. As a result, many phases of his life have not been his own.

The struggle to take back his life was complicated when, in 2011, U Aung began to feel pain in his lower abdomen. He sought medical care from a local clinic, but they could only give him medication to ease his symptoms, not treat his condition. It wasn’t until 2013 that U Aung was finally diagnosed with benign prostate hypertrophy, or an enlarged prostate.

U Aung has many dreams for his future. He would like to see peace in Burma in his lifetime. He hopes to live long enough to see all his children get married and to one day have grandchildren. U Aung needs a $1,330 surgery to restore his quality of life and make his hopes a reality. Let’s make it happen!

This smiley man is U Aung. He's a 62-year-old man who has endured more than his cheery face indicates. He comes from an area of Burma that h...

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U Aung's Timeline

  • December 17, 2013
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    U Aung was submitted by Jacqui Whelan at Burma Children Medical Fund.

  • January 8, 2014
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    U Aung 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.

  • January 22, 2014
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    U Aung's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 4, 2014
    FULLY FUNDED

    U Aung's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on U Aung. Read the update.

Funded by 11 donors

Funded by 11 donors

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