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Bartolina from Guatemala raised $1,050 to get healthy.

Bartolina
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  • $1,050 raised, $0 to go
$1,050
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Bartolina's treatment was fully funded on August 8, 2013.

Photo of Bartolina post-operation

Bartolina received surgery to remove a large cyst from her breast.

100% of your donation will be used to cover the cost of Bartolina’s medical care. You will receive an update after Bartolina receives treatment. This may take several weeks or even months, so please be patient.

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After a successful operation, Bartolina is recovering at home. She is feeling much better and is in great spirits. Most importantly, the gro...

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Bartolina is a 38-year-old Mayan woman living in Guatemala. She went to the doctor because of severe pain and swelling in her chest and arm, and it turns out she has a large cyst inside her breast.

Bartolina is unable to work because of the pain the cyst is causing, and needs medical attention immediately. She cannot afford follow-up care to remove the cyst and determine whether or not it’s cancerous.

We need to raise $1050 to remove Bartolina’s cyst and relieve her pain. The cost of Bartolina’s treatment includes transportation to and from the health facility, all necessary medications, and follow-up radiology and pathology tests.

Bartolina is a 38-year-old Mayan woman living in Guatemala. She went to the doctor because of severe pain and swelling in her chest and arm,...

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Bartolina's Timeline

  • August 7, 2013
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Bartolina's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 8, 2013
    FULLY FUNDED

    Bartolina's treatment was fully funded.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Bartolina's treatment update from Wuqu’ Kawoq.

Funded by 28 donors

Funded by 28 donors

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Daw Tin

Daw Tin is a strong, hardworking 60-year-old woman from Burma who enjoys cleaning her home, visiting her local Buddhist temple, meditating, and praying. She lives on her own and supports herself by working as a day laborer, herding goats and collecting firewood to sell. However, her siblings have been supporting her since her recent injury because she is unable to work. This past May, Daw Tin stepped on a nail protruding from a wooden board while herding her neighbor’s goats. Over time, the wound on her right heel turned into a painful ulcer, and she could no longer work or walk. She was able to undergo wound debridement surgery in July thanks to donations collected from her community. However, her doctor told her that she would need to have a second surgery in order to fully heal her condition. Without treatment, Daw Tin is at risk of developing severe damage to underlying bone and tissue. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $851 to cover the cost of a local rotation flap procedure for Daw Tin, which is scheduled to take place on July 28th at BCMF's care center. During this procedure, surgeons will rotate a partially attached piece of skin onto the wound. This will allow for optimal vascularization, or the ability to grow blood vessels to improve oxygen and nutrient supply, as well as optimal tissue reconstruction. Daw Tin says, "I was so happy to hear that I would receive surgery with the help of donors and the organization. Without your help, I could never receive surgery."

25% funded

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$220raised
$631to go

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.