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Thu from Burma raised $1,500 for life-saving heart surgery.

Thu
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
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Fully funded
Thu's treatment was fully funded on December 31, 2015.
March 21, 2016

Thu did not receive surgery as planned.

Our medical partner, Burma Border Projects, explains that their medical team has made a decision not to treat Thu at this time. After arriving at the hospital for a subsequent appointment, “she was found to have complicating comorbidity,” explains BBP. BBP referred Thu to a hematologist for consultation, however, at this time Thu has chosen not to proceed with further care.

Despite receiving funding, some patients choose not to have surgery or continue with treatment. Regardless, we are committed to transparently reporting all patient outcomes. Should Thu return for treatment, she will be re-eligible for funding on Watsi.

Our medical partner, Burma Border Projects, explains that their medical team has made a decision not to treat Thu at this time. After arrivi...

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December 15, 2015

“Thu is a 42-year-old Burmese woman who lives with her two daughters, ages 19 and nine,” our medical partner, Burma Border Projects (BBP), tells us. “Her elder daughter is recently married and her husband lives with the family. Her youngest daughter is a student in grade three. Thu also has two sons who have moved away to start their own families.”

Thus has congenital circulatory malformations and heart defects. “Thu first experienced her symptoms, which include chest pain, shortness of breath, heart palpitations, and high blood pressure, two years ago,” BBP explains.

“Prior to the onset of her symptoms, Thu and her oldest daughter worked together selling flowers in the market,” BBP continues. “Their combined income was sufficient for the family’s expenses, but Thu hasn’t been able to handle the physical activity of her work, so her daughter as assumed all work responsibilities.”

Complex cardiac treatment and surgery for Thu costs $1,500 and will be performed in Thailand. Burma Children’s Medical Fund, an organization that has a strong enough relationship with the relevant Thai authorities to facilitate the transportation to, and treatment of, Burmese people at Thai hospitals, is subsidizing the treatment with an additional $13,525.

“Following successful treatment, Thu will be able to return to her family and recommence work so that she can contribute to the family finances,” BBP says.

“If I can regain my health, our family situation will improve greatly,” shares Thu.

“Thu is a 42-year-old Burmese woman who lives with her two daughters, ages 19 and nine,” our medical partner, Burma Border Projects (BBP), t...

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Thu's Timeline

  • December 15, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • December 26, 2015
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Thu was scheduled to receive treatment at Pinlon Private 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.

  • December 29, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Thu's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 21, 2016
    FUNDING ENDED

    Thu is no longer raising funds.

  • March 21, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Thu's treatment did not happen. Read the update.

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Funded by 21 donors

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Sar

Sar is a four-year-old girl from Thailand who lives with her parents and three sisters. Her mother is a homemaker, looking after household chores, while her father works as an agriculture day laborer. In her spare time, Sar likes to play with toys with her friends. Seven months ago, when Sar was on the way to buy snacks, a hen suddenly flew over to her and poked her right eye, protecting her baby chickens. Although Sar's eye turned red, her parents did not take her to any hospitals. They bought eye drops for her, but the medicine did not make her feel any better. Sar underwent a CT scan at Mae Sot Hospital but the doctor was not able to help her. She was referred to Chiang Mai and there she underwent an MRI. After the MRI, the doctor recommended surgery to remove her right eye. She received enucleation of her eye on July 25th, 2019. After enucleation, the doctor recommended an MRI to see if there is any problem post operation. She is now admitting in the hospital and will undergo the MRI on 25th February, 2020. Doctors want Sar to have an MRI, an imaging procedure that uses magnetic fields and radio waves to produce images of bodily organs, to help them continue to follow an appropriate treatment plan. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $968 to cover the cost of Sar's MRI and care, scheduled for February 25th. Sar's father said, "My daughter is healthy and playing happily with friends after we came back from treatment in Chiang Mai. The doctor told me that they will do MRI for my daughter to check if there is any abnormal growth or problem after surgery and if there is no problem after the MRI result, the doctor will implant an artificial eye in the next eight month for my daughter."

43% funded

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$423raised
$545to go

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