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Ku Paw from Thailand raised $1,500 for life-changing heart surgery.

Ku Paw
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  • $1,500 raised, $10 to go
$1,500
raised
$10
to go
Fully funded
Ku Paw's treatment was fully funded on April 10, 2015.
June 19, 2015

Ku Paw did not receive surgery as planned.

“Ku Paw was at first excited to undergo surgery, something she has wanted for nearly two decades,” says our medical partner, Burma Border Projects (BBP). “However fear of undergoing heart surgery got the better of her and she has refused treatment at this time. [We] will endeavor to provide her all the information she requires so she can make the appropriate decision that is right for her.”

If Ku Paw chooses to receive treatment, BBP will re-submit her case for Watsi funding.

"Ku Paw was at first excited to undergo surgery, something she has wanted for nearly two decades," says our medical partner, Burma Border Pr...

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February 17, 2015

Meet Ku Paw, a 31-year-old woman from Thailand! She was born with a congenital heart defect and has a hole in the wall between the lower chambers of her heart.

“Ku Paw was diagnosed with heart disease at birth and she has learnt to adapt to her heart condition as best she can. She currently suffers from fatigue, heart palpitations, club fingers and toes, and sharp chest pain,” reports our medical partner, Burma Border Projects (BBP).

Ku Paw lives with her mother, twin sister, two brothers, sister-in-law, and nephew. “Ku Paw attended school until grade 7. Since leaving school, Ku Paw has taken on the role of homemaker. She receives financial support from her older sister who works in the kitchen of a refugee camp hospital, as well as her twin sister who works as a teacher. Her mother who is a special education teacher also contributes to the family’s income. Despite their combined efforts, the family currently struggles to make ends meet,” continues BBP.

For $1500, we can fund surgery to correct Ku Paw’s heart defect. “Treatment will allow Ku Paw to live a more fulfilled life, one where she has more energy to pursue her interests and can find employment for the first time,” says BBP.

Meet Ku Paw, a 31-year-old woman from Thailand! She was born with a congenital heart defect and has a hole in the wall between the lower cha...

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Ku Paw's Timeline

  • February 17, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Ku Paw was submitted by kathryn delahunty at Burma Children Medical Fund.

  • February 27, 2015
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Ku 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.

  • April 1, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ku Paw's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 19, 2015
    FUNDING ENDED

    Ku Paw is no longer raising funds.

  • June 19, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

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

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