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Khaing from Burma raised $1,500 to remove a uterine tumor.

Khaing
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Khaing's treatment was fully funded on September 25, 2015.
February 16, 2016

Khaing did not receive surgery as planned.

“Khaing was being managed by hospital staff for other conditions - hypertension and diabetes- and as a consequence her surgery date was pushed back,” shares our medical partner, Burma Border Projects. However, when her surgery date came, Khaing unfortunately chose not to undergo surgery. This can happen for a variety of reasons, however, should Khaing return for surgery she will be re-eligible for Watsi funding.

"Khaing was being managed by hospital staff for other conditions - hypertension and diabetes- and as a consequence her surgery date was push...

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September 1, 2015

“Khaing is a 45-year-old woman who was referred from a clinic in Burma to our treatment centre,” shares our medical partner, Burma Border Projects (BBP). “She has two daughters and one son who are all married and live with their own families. Her husband works as an unloading worker.”

BBP tells us that Khaing began noticing abdominal problems two years ago. “She felt a mass in her abdomen when she touched it,” explains BBP. “She first went to the hospital in late 2013 to have her abdomen checked. The doctor performed an ultrasound and said she had a mass in her uterus.”

That doctor recommended she travel to another hospital for treatment, but Khaing could not afford it. As it has gone untreated, the mass has been getting larger and Khaing is experiencing more pain. Doctors are now recommending surgery.

Khaing had to stop working because of her condition, and her husband now only makes minimal income to support them both. It is not enough to cover the costs of treatment.

With our support of $1500, Khaing will receive a hysterectomy to remove the mass. She will spend one to two days recovering at the hospital followed by four to six weeks recovering at home.

Doctors anticipate that after the surgery, Khaing won’t experience any more pain. She will be able to get back to her family at home.

Khaing is ambitious, and is eager to get back to work. “I want to build my own small shop at home and sell some snacks to generate income to be able to help my husband,” she shares with us.

“Khaing is a 45-year-old woman who was referred from a clinic in Burma to our treatment centre,” shares our medical partner, Burma Border Pr...

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Khaing's Timeline

  • September 1, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • September 3, 2015
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Khaing was scheduled to receive 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.

  • September 21, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Khaing's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 16, 2016
    FUNDING ENDED

    Khaing is no longer raising funds.

  • February 16, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Khaing's treatment did not happen. Read the update.

Funded by 20 donors

Funded by 20 donors

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