Success! Myo from Burma raised $1,500 to fund heart surgery.

Myo
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Myo's treatment was fully funded on August 31, 2017.
  • Myo's story
  • Myo's update
April 7, 2017

Photo of Myo post-operation

August 29, 2017

Myo underwent heart surgery.

Compared to before the surgery, Myo now feels much less fatigue. Although he still feels slight chest pain when he has to walk and move a lo...

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Myo's Timeline

  • April 7, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Myo was submitted by Ma Tu, Senior Project Officer at Burma Children Medical Fund.

  • April 28, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Myo received treatment at Lampang Hospital in Thailand. 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.

  • May 10, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Myo's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 29, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Myo's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • August 31, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Myo's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 5 donors

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Say is a 31-year-old woman who has lived with her family in a refugee camp for more than 10 years after fleeing the conflict in Burma. She is a homemaker who lives with her husband, elderly father, and three young children who are all attending school. The income for Say’s family comes from cash cards provided by an organisation in the refugee camp. Say’s husband works as a delivery driver outside the camp but he has been unable to work since December 2023 because Say’s father and eldest son have health issues that require support. Their monthly income is not enough to cover their living expenses and they sometimes need to borrow food before their cash card is refilled. Basic health care is provided by the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in the refugee camp free of charge, but not advanced care like Say needs. In 2022, Say began having pain, discomfort, and pressure in her abdomen. She was diagnosed with an ovarian cyst and has been advised to undergo a total abdominal hysterectomy which will remove her uterus and cervix. If left untreated, Say's symptoms will continue to worsen and put her at risk for further health complications. Say is scheduled to undergo a hysterectomy and our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to cover the cost of her procedure and care. “I will look for a job as a nursery teacher in the camp, I used to do this before I had to stop. Thank you so much to the donors who are helping us pay for my surgery and thank you to BCMF. May you all be healthy, and God bless you,” shared Say.

$1,040raised
$460to go