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Success! Lay from Burma raised $1,500 to fund abdominal surgery.

Lay
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Lay's treatment was fully funded on April 15, 2020.

Photo of Lay post-operation

February 26, 2020

Lay underwent abdominal surgery.

Lay underwent laser treatment three times. She said it was painful during the laser treatments, but since her last treatment on 30th January 2020, Lay no longer experiences pain. She can now urinate comfortably, and she and her parents are very happy and grateful that the treatments were successful.

Lay is looking forward to having full recovery. She plans to attend more healthcare training so that in the future she would be able to provide healthcare services in her community.

Lay said, “This support [in receiving treatments] is very beneficial to me and my family since we already have financial burdens of our own. I really appreciate your organization for helping me because my family even cannot afford to help me. After I met with Watsi’s partner BCMF, I felt like my stress has reduced. I am very thankful to you all.”

Lay underwent laser treatment three times. She said it was painful during the laser treatments, but since her last treatment on 30th January...

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November 19, 2019

Nan Lay is a 22-year-old woman from Burma. She works as a medic at a clinic near her village. In her free time, she enjoys reading health-related books to gain more knowledge on the work she does.

In 2014, while she was attending the medic training at Mae Tao Clinic (MTC), she had a fever which was followed by pain in her back and her right abdomen. Although she had ultrasound done at the clinic, the result showed normal. She was just treated for urinary tract infection, and she felt better after five days. In 2016, she again experienced pain in her abdomen but this time was on the left side. She went to a clinic in Taunggyi, Burma, where she again had an ultrasound imaging test. The result this time revealed a stone in her left ureter. The doctor told her to undergo surgery to remove the stone but because she could not afford the surgical cost 800,000 kyat (approx. 800 USD), she just asked for medication. Since then she had a few episode of severe abdominal pain, and she went to different hospitals in Burma to seek treatment but the doctors kept telling her that she needed surgery. One day in 2019, Nan Lay ran into a friend who also had the same kind of health condition as hers. Her friend told her about the assistance she received at Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF) and advised her to ask for help there. Nan Lay then went to MTC, a partner organisation of BCMF. After confirming her diagnosis, MTC referred her to BCMF.

Nan Lay still is experiencing back pain at the moment. She worries that her pain will increase when she has to travel. She has pain at her back and at suprapubic area, especially when she sits for a longer period of time and/or when she drinks insufficiently. Although she wants to continue learning and attending more training on medical and health, her health problem has limited her ability to finish her trainings.

Nan Lay said, “After I recover from this condition, I will save money so that I can open a small shop, for my parents, to sell dry foods.”

Nan Lay is a 22-year-old woman from Burma. She works as a medic at a clinic near her village. In her free time, she enjoys reading health-re...

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Lay's Timeline

  • November 19, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Lay was submitted by Ma Tu, Senior Project Officer at Burma Children Medical Fund, our medical partner in Burma.

  • November 19, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Lay received treatment at Mae Sot General 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.

  • November 26, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Lay's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 26, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Lay's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • April 15, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Lay's treatment was fully funded.

Treatment
Shockwave Lithotripsy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $2,825 for Lay's treatment
Subsidies fund $1,325 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,275
Medical Staff
$1,174
Medication
$12
Supplies
$187
Labs
$84
Radiology
$50
Other
$43

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