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Success! Mee from Burma raised $1,500 to fund a thyroidectomy.

Mee
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Mee's treatment was fully funded on February 7, 2020.

Photo of Mee post-operation

December 23, 2019

Mee underwent a thyroidectomy.

Currently, Mee feels weak and she cannot sleep well. However, she no longer has a stiff neck, headaches, or difficulty breathing when she lifts heavy things, nor difficulty turning her head.

“In the future, I would like to be involved in church activities and I plan to teach Sunday Bible school,” said Mee. “At home, after I recover, I will look after the household chores and my daughters.”

Currently, Mee feels weak and she cannot sleep well. However, she no longer has a stiff neck, headaches, or difficulty breathing when she li...

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October 7, 2019

Mee is a 53-years-old woman who lives with her husband and two daughters who are studying in grade nine and six at a local high school. Mee’s husband is a carpenter and she is a homemaker. Their income is not enough to cover their expenses.

About ten years ago, Mee had joint pain and swollen knees. She went to Mae Tao Clinic (MTC) where she received blood test and vital signs. The results showed Mee has hypertension as well as arthritis. She also found out that she has a goiter related problem. She received one month worth of medication for all three conditions. Since then, Mee went back to MTC every month for follow-up appointment and to received medication. After three years of taking medication, Mee was told that she does not need to take medication for goiter anymore. Up until now, Mee has been going back to the same clinic for regular medication for her goiter. Meanwhile, Mee feels like her goiter has grown bigger. One day, she happened to meet a health worker in her village who told her to go and seek treatment at MTC. So Mee, along with her friend, went to MTC. From there, she was told to go to Mae Sot Hospital (MSH) for further investigation. Mee then went to MSH the following day and she received blood tests and an ultrasound. With the results, the doctor confirmed Mee has a goiter. He said Mee needs to undergo surgery because oral medication or injection would not decrease the size of her goiter.

Currently, Mee cannot sleep well but she can eat well. Sometimes, when she carries heavy things, she feels pain in her neck.

Mee is a 53-years-old woman who lives with her husband and two daughters who are studying in grade nine and six at a local high school. Mee’...

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Mee's Timeline

  • October 7, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Mee was submitted by Bue Wah Say, Project Officer at Burma Children Medical Fund, our medical partner in Burma.

  • October 08, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Mee 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.

  • October 15, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Mee's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 23, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Mee's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • February 07, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Mee's treatment was fully funded.

Treatment
Thyroidectomy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $3,972 for Mee's treatment
Subsidies fund $2,472 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,153
Medical Staff
$1,271
Medication
$4
Supplies
$853
Labs
$50
Radiology
$510
Other
$131

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