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Daw Myint from Burma raised $1,500 for surgery to remove a cervical polyp.

Daw Myint
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Daw Myint's treatment was fully funded on March 7, 2015.

Photo of Daw Myint post-operation

April 14, 2015

Daw Myint received surgery to remove a cervical polyp.

Our medical partner, Burma Border Projects, tells us that Daw Myint had “rivers of tears of joy rolling down her eyes” after her procedure.

“I am so thankful for the donors and staff of the hospital,” says Daw Myint. “So many people benefit from this program – this large range of people and their families that are troubled and struggling are all being helped. I want to praise the donors and staff for their pure hearts, and I will always pray for all of those involved with the program.”

“Since having surgery, Daw Myint no longer feels any pain,” shares her doctors at Burma Border Projects. “She is overflowing with optimistic thoughts about her future. Daw Myint plans to come out of retirement and resume making and selling snacks, and now possibly even noodles, in front of her home.”

Our medical partner, Burma Border Projects, tells us that Daw Myint had "rivers of tears of joy rolling down her eyes" after her procedure. ...

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February 5, 2015

“I have spent a lot of time thinking about treatment costs and transportation, and am willing to live with cancer rather than the burden it would impose on my family,” explains Daw Myint. “If I recover, I would like to open a shop in front of my house and sell veggies, meat and fish.”

Daw Myint is a 56-year-old mother of five children, who lives with her husband and their son in Burma. When she feels well enough to cook, Daw Myint earns a meager income selling snacks. Their son works as a mechanic to pay the family’s rent and bills, and another daughter is occasionally able to send money. Because of their tight finances, Daw Myint has not been able to seek treatment for the heavy flow, dizziness and muscle cramps she has been experiencing for the past two years due to a cervical polyp.

“She is extremely concerned that her condition may turn into cancer due to her age,” reports our medical partner Burma Border Projects. “She has lived with her symptoms as a secret because her family doesn’t make enough to live comfortably, and she is also concerned because if she waits longer and her symptoms get worse, she would be more of a burden to her family. If she has cancer, she is willing to live with it untreated because they can’t afford it financially.”

For $1,500, we can fund surgery to remove the polyp as well as comprehensive treatment for Daw Myint as she recovers. Let’s help Daw Myint return to her husband, children and grandchildren, and to resume the activities she loves like gardening and cooking to provide for her loved ones!

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Daw Myint's Timeline

  • February 5, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Daw Myint was submitted by Crystal Moore at Burma Children Medical Fund, our medical partner in Burma.

  • February 09, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Daw Myint received 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.

  • March 01, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Daw Myint's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 07, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Daw Myint's treatment was fully funded.

  • April 14, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Daw Myint. Read the update.

Funded by 28 donors

Funded by 28 donors

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$1,185raised
$315to go

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

U Chit

U Chit is a 55-year-old man from Myawaddy Township, Karen State, Burma. He divorced his wife seven years ago and has two daughters and three sons. His youngest daughter lives with his ex-wife in Yangon and their other children live in Myawaddy Township. In March 2019, he entered into monkhood. Now, he receives alms from laypeople and from his children. In February 2019, U Chit began to experience back pain and a burning sensation when urinating. To treat his symptoms, he bought medication from a nearby pharmacy. However, after taking the medicine, he did not feel any better. He later went to a local clinic where he received more medication for his symptoms. They suggested that he go to Myawadday Hospital to receive an ultrasound scan. However, he did not go to the hospital because he did not think he would be able to pay for the cost of the scan. Instead, he continued taking the medicine that the doctor had prescribed. Unfortunately, his pain when urinating did not get better. Finally, U Chit decided to visit Mae Tao Clinic (MTC), where he got his hernia treated four years ago, to seek treatment. U Chit arrived at MTC on April 24th, 2019, where an ultrasound scan revealed that he had a bladder stone. The next day, he was sent to Mae Sot Hospital (MSH) where he received an injection and oral medication. On May 16th, 2019, he received an Intravenous Pyelogram (IVP) test for further investigation. After the IVP test, the doctor told him that he requires surgery and is scheduled for 20th November 2019. Currently, U Chit experiences back pain and he continues to feel a burning sensation when urinating. Aside from his concerns about his condition, he is worried about financial problems because he is a monk and does not have a regular income. U Chit likes reading Buddhist texts and newspapers in his free time. He said, “I want to cure my condition as soon as possible and I would like to focus on religious activities. After I am cured, I also would like to help find treatment for my daughter who has suffered from a stroke.”

79% funded

79%funded
$1,185raised
$315to go