Success! Da from Thailand raised $1,500 to fund heart surgery.

Da
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Da's treatment was fully funded on December 2, 2019.
  • Da's story
  • Da's update
October 10, 2019

Photo of Da post-operation

December 23, 2019

Da underwent heart surgery.

Compared to before, Da feels like she has regained her strength. Now she is rarely tired and she no longer experiences chests or backaches. ...

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Da's Timeline

  • October 10, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • October 17, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Da 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.

  • October 17, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Da's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 2, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Da's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 23, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Da's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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