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Yin from Burma raised $1,500 so she can regain mobility and self-confidence.

Yin
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Fully funded
Yin's treatment was fully funded on April 1, 2015.

Photo of Yin post-operation

May 5, 2015

Yin received gynecological surgery.

“She cannot grasp what daily life will be like now without this struggle,” Yin’s doctor at Burma Border Projects (BBP) writes. “After 19 years of struggling with this condition, she is very relieved that the battle is over.”

BBP adds: “Yin still has some temporary discomfort while recovering from surgery but no longer feels pain and fatigue. She will be able to return home and work in the paddies again, providing for herself and her husband.”

“Thank you so much to those who supported my treatment,” Yin tells us. “I pray that you will have long lives.”

"She cannot grasp what daily life will be like now without this struggle," Yin's doctor at Burma Border Projects (BBP) writes. "After 19 yea...

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March 3, 2015

“Yin’s only wish is to live without discomfort and with dignity. As a Buddhist, she is disappointed she is not able to go to temple to pray as she wishes because of the condition,” explains Burma Border Projects (BBP), our medical partner in Burma.

Yin is a 53-year-old woman suffering from uterus prolapse. BBP explains more about Yin’s case, “Yin has been suffering from her condition for a total of nineteen years. It began as abdominal and back pain but then developed to stage 3 uterus prolapse - the uterus protrudes outside of the body. When this happens she has to forcibly push her uterus back inside. Because of the problem, simple tasks such as walking, running, cooking and cleaning have now brought her great discomfort. Her condition has also negatively affected her self-confidence.”

Until it became very uncomfortable, Yin did not seek care for her condition because of her family’s financial concerns. BBP explains, “Yin is a wife and mother of three. Due to her condition she hasn’t been able to work. Her husband is a subsidence rice farmer. The rice they produce is enough for the family’s consumption but it doesn’t provide them an income.”

For $1,500, we can fund a gynecological surgery that BBP expects will allow Yin to return both to work in the field and to her religious duties, a return that BBP hopes will, “give Yin a greater sense of mobility and self-confidence.”

“Yin's only wish is to live without discomfort and with dignity. As a Buddhist, she is disappointed she is not able to go to temple to pray ...

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Yin's Timeline

  • March 3, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Yin was submitted by kathryn delahunty at Burma Children Medical Fund, our medical partner in Burma.

  • March 10, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Yin received treatment.

  • March 26, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Yin's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 01, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Yin's treatment was fully funded.

  • May 05, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Yin. Read the update.

Funded by 17 donors

Funded by 17 donors

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