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Success! Hla from Burma raised $1,500 for life-changing gynecological surgery.

Hla
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Fully funded
Hla's treatment was fully funded on March 6, 2016.

Photo of Hla post-operation

April 3, 2016

Hla received successful surgery to remove her uterine mass.

“Hla feels so much better and happier than prior to treatment,” explains our medical partner, Burma Border Projects (BBP). “Previously she couldn’t eat and was worried that if she could not get treatment that she would no longer be able to help her family.”

Now healthy, Hla plans to return home and continue working as a day laborer on the farm, continues BBP. “She wants to try and save some money and is looking forward to caring for her niece and her children.”

“I am so happy to get back home,” Hla shared after surgery. “My husband is the only member of our household who is working and it is very difficult for him.”

"Hla feels so much better and happier than prior to treatment," explains our medical partner, Burma Border Projects (BBP). "Previously she c...

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February 15, 2016

Meet Hla, a 43-year-old wife and mother from Burma.

Early last year, Hla felt a mass in her abdomen gradually become bigger. At the time the pain did not bother her, so Hla used traditional medicine but with no noticeable improvement. This February, she decided to visit a clinic and an ultrasound identified a uterine mass.

Hla lives with her husband and her niece’s family. Her children have all married and moved away. Her husband and niece’s family work as day laborers. Hla grows crops, including banana plants, coconut, and eggplant, and sells pigs to cover other expenses. Her family can sustain their food and other expenses, but do not have the ability to cover healthcare costs. Hla explains, “We are too poor to solve this health problem. It is very difficult in Burma because the health expenditures are so expensive.”

Doctors with our medical partner, Burma Border Projects (BBP), have diagnosed the mass as non-cancerous. However, they have still recommended surgery to have the mass removed in order to avoid any other complications. $1,500 will cover the cost of the surgery Hla needs to remove the mass, the necessary medical supplies, and her hospital stay.

BBP explains that, “following a successful surgery, Hla will be able to rejoin her family without having to worry about her health condition and the costs to her family. When she returns, she will also be able to contribute to the household income.”

Hla shares, “I hope to get an operation as soon as possible. When I get well, I want to work and save money to help my family.”

Meet Hla, a 43-year-old wife and mother from Burma. Early last year, Hla felt a mass in her abdomen gradually become bigger. At the time ...

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Hla's Timeline

  • February 15, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • February 16, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Hla 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.

  • March 01, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Hla's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 06, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Hla's treatment was fully funded.

  • April 03, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Hla's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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