Success! Htwe from Thailand raised $1,500 to fund surgery to remove a cyst from his eyelid so that he can see well again.

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Htwe's treatment was fully funded on July 11, 2023.
  • Htwe's story
  • Htwe's update
February 1, 2023

Photo of Htwe post-operation

December 30, 2023

Htwe underwent surgery to remove a cyst from his eye so that he can see well again.

Compared to before surgery, Htwe's vision is much more clear and he is able to read a book for longer periods of time without eye problems. ...

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Htwe's Timeline

  • February 1, 2023

    Htwe was submitted by Dr. Phyoe Pyae Thu, Programs Assistant and Medical Advisor at Burma Children Medical Fund.

  • February 7, 2023

    Htwe's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 23, 2023

    Htwe received treatment at Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai Hospital in Thailand. 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.

  • July 11, 2023

    Htwe's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 30, 2023

    Htwe's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 53 donors

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