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Htun is a man from Burma who needs $1,500 to fund heart surgery.

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December 23, 2018

Htun is a 35-year old man who has lived with his family in Mai village in Mandalay Township, Mandalay Division, Burma all his life. He is a factory worker who weaves bamboo. His wife makes cheroots, traditional Burmese cigarettes. His 12-year-old son goes to school and is in fifth grade.

Htun first noticed symptoms related to his current health problem in early October 2017. He started to frequently experience severe chest pains and was not able to move or walk. He noticed experiencing heart palpitations while he was working. He also had some problems with sleeping.

Fortunately, Htun is now scheduled to undergo heart surgery on January 31 to treat his condition. He needs help raising $1,500 to fund this procedure.

Htun says, “I just want to be healthy again. I want to fulfill my responsibility as a father by financially supporting for my children’s schooling. I only hope the best for my children.”

Htun is a 35-year old man who has lived with his family in Mai village in Mandalay Township, Mandalay Division, Burma all his life. He is a...

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Htun's Timeline

  • December 23, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Htun was submitted by Bue Wah Say, Project Officer at Burma Children Medical Fund, our medical partner in Burma.

  • January 04, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Htun's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Htun is currently raising funds for his treatment.

  • January 31, 2019
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Htun is scheduled to receive treatment at Lampang Hospital. 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.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Htun's treatment update from Burma Children Medical Fund.

Funded by 28 donors

Funded by 28 donors

Treatment
MV, AV Repair and Valves Replace
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $20,349 for Htun's treatment
Subsidies fund $18,849 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$6,171
Medical Staff
$2,559
Medication
$284
Supplies
$8,334
Travel
$1,091
Labs
$76
Radiology
$1,300
Other
$534
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

​What kinds of symptoms do patients experience before receiving treatment?

Patients may experience excessive sweating, extreme tiredness and fatigue, irregular heartbeat, rapid breathing or shortness of breath, chest pain, lightheadedness, or loss of consciousness.

​What is the impact on patients’ lives of living with these conditions?

Patients cannot do labor work—even doing household chores may tire them. Adults will be unable to care for their families, and children will be unable to play or attend school. As the condition progresses, patients may become unable to eat.

What cultural or regional factors affect the treatment of these conditions?

Patients cannot afford to go to the hospital. Many people rely on medications provided by dealers who are not authorized pharmacists.

  • Process
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Risks and side-effects
  • Accessibility
  • Alternatives

What does the treatment process look like?

Damaged valves are repaired and replaced during open heart surgery.

What is the impact of this treatment on the patient’s life?

This surgery saves lives. Children will return to school, and adults will return to working and caring for their families.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

Potential side effects include bleeding, infection, fever, swelling, inflammation, arrhythmias, damage to surrounding organs, stroke, and death. Heart surgery is more likely to be life-threatening for patients who are very sick before the surgery.

How accessible is treatment in the area? What is the typical journey like for a patient to receive care?

Many of our medical partner's patients live in remote areas. They cannot afford or access treatment because it is only available in large cities.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

There are no alternatives. If left untreated, this heart condition will become life-threatening for patients.

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.