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Success! Htun from Burma raised $1,500 for surgery to treat uterine prolapse.

Htun
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Fully funded
Htun's treatment was fully funded on January 8, 2016.

Photo of Htun post-operation

February 16, 2016

Htun received successful surgery to treat uterine prolapse.

“After surgery, now Htun feels better,” her doctors tell us. “She does not have back pain, and now she can go outside again. She can also sleep and eat well and she no longer worries about her condition.”

“I am happy to go back and see my family,” Htun shares. “I will help my husband by selling vegetables at home.”

"After surgery, now Htun feels better," her doctors tell us. "She does not have back pain, and now she can go outside again. She can also sl...

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December 6, 2015

Htun is a 52-year-old mother of five children who lives with her family in Burma, and works hard around the family’s farm, tending to the home and her loved ones.

Several years ago while Htun was lifting something heavy, she felt a mass protrude from her vagina. She tells our medical partner, Burma Border Projects (BBP), that she “visited a local midwife, but the midwife did not know what her condition was. Htun did not receive any assistance from the midwife so she returned home and tried to use traditional medicine without any success.”

She has since been diagnosed with uterine prolapse, a condition that causes her uterus to protrude from her vagina, often times causing bleeding and pain. Htun is self conscious of her condition and says: “I don’t want to go outside the house because when I am walking my uterus slips and protrudes.”

Even with this discomfort, she continues working around the house. Her husband grows and sells fruits and vegetables, and her daughter works in a factory. Despite that, “the combined income of the family is not always enough to cover the food costs,” let alone her medical expenses.

$1,500 will cover the cost of surgery to repair Htun’s condition. After the surgery, “she will no longer feel embarrassed and will be able to resume other activities. Additionally, she will no longer have back pain or pain associated with the prolapse.”

“I want to be able to walk outside without being afraid,” Htun adds.

Htun is a 52-year-old mother of five children who lives with her family in Burma, and works hard around the family's farm, tending to the ho...

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Htun's Timeline

  • December 6, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Htun was submitted by Carolyn Grant at Burma Children Medical Fund, our medical partner in Burma.

  • January 01, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Htun's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 08, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Htun's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 21, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Htun 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.

  • February 16, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Htun's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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