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Kyaw Zin from Thailand raised $1,500 to get healthy.

Kyaw Zin
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
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Fully funded
Kyaw Zin's treatment was fully funded on November 30, 2013.

Photo of Kyaw Zin post-operation

May 23, 2022

Kyaw Zin received surgery to treat a congenital heart defect.

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A staff member of Burma Border Projects, a Watsi medical partner, writes: "[Kyaw Zin] would like to say thank you so much to everyone who ...

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October 31, 2013

Kyaw Zin is a 20-year-old from Burma with congenital heart disease. He recently moved to Thailand with his family in pursuit of a better life, but his medical condition still prevents him from fully participating in the world around him.

Kyaw Zin’s mother first sought medical attention for her son when he was two years old. Doctors diagnosed him with heart disease, but as a family that made only a few dollars a day working as gardeners, treatment was financially way out of reach.

So, for the last 18 years, Kyaw Zin has lived with shortness of breath, heart palpitations, and fatigue. His fingers occasionally turn blue. Once, when he was 16, he collapsed completely.

We’re raising $1,500 to give Kyaw Zin the heart surgery he needs to live a healthy life. Let’s do this!

Kyaw Zin is a 20-year-old from Burma with congenital heart disease. He recently moved to Thailand with his family in pursuit of a better lif...

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Kyaw Zin's Timeline

  • October 31, 2013
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Kyaw Zin was submitted by Katherine Kemp at Burma Children Medical Fund.

  • November 4, 2013
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Kyaw Zin 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.

  • November 19, 2013
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Kyaw Zin's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 30, 2013
    FULLY FUNDED

    Kyaw Zin's treatment was fully funded.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Kyaw Zin's treatment update from Burma Children Medical Fund.

Funded by 22 donors

Funded by 22 donors

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