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Paw from Burma raised $1,500 to treat a heart condition.

Paw
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Paw's treatment was fully funded on December 31, 2014.
June 19, 2015

Paw did not receive surgery as planned.

Our medical partner, Burma Border Projects (BBP), shares that Paw did not arrive before her scheduled surgery.

“Multiple attempts have been made to contact Paw, but we have been unsuccessful thus far,” BBP shares.

Though rare, some patients choose not to have surgery. This can happen for a variety of reasons, depending on the patient’s circumstance. Should we receive subsequent information on Paw’s condition, we will share an update.

Our medical partner, Burma Border Projects (BBP), shares that Paw did not arrive before her scheduled surgery. "Multiple attempts have be...

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December 16, 2014

“All I want is to be able to take good care of my daughter,” says Paw, adding, “I want to find a job in a nursery school because I love children so much. Actually, I would really like to be a teacher, if I had the opportunity.”

Meet Paw, a 21-year-old mother from Burma with ASD, or atrial septal defect. Since she was young, she has been dealing with the symptoms of this heart disease, including difficulty with breathing, fatigue, and regular bouts of dizziness. “Her condition is also very emotionally draining and causes her a lot of worry,” explains our medical partner, Burma Border Projects.

Paw’s family moved to Nu Po Refugee Camp about 12 years ago as result of consistent fighting between ethnic rebel soldiers and the Burmese army. Because Paw could never work independently, her parents support her and her three-year-old daughter. However, her father only earns 100 Baht a day, equivalent to about $3 USD. Combined with the basic rations they are given in camp, this is only enough to cover daily expenses. They cannot save enough to pay for Paw’s healthcare.

If left untreated, Paw’s condition can be fatal. For $1,500 we can fund the complex cardiac surgery necessary to treat Paw. Together, let’s lift the burden of Paw’s cardiac problem!

“All I want is to be able to take good care of my daughter,” says Paw, adding, “I want to find a job in a nursery school because I love chil...

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Paw's Timeline

  • December 16, 2014
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Paw was submitted by Amelia King at Burma Children Medical Fund.

  • December 25, 2014
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Paw's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 19, 2015
    FUNDING ENDED

    Paw is no longer raising funds.

  • January 16, 2015
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Paw 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.

  • June 19, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

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

Funded by 18 donors

Funded by 18 donors

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.