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Success! Kyaw from Burma raised $1,500 to fund gallbladder surgery.

Kyaw
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Kyaw's treatment was fully funded on March 18, 2018.

Photo of Kyaw post-operation

April 6, 2018

Kyaw underwent gallbladder surgery.

The procedure was successful. Since the surgery, Kyaw feels a lot better.

“When I feel better, I will rest for a few months,” said Kyaw. “I want to raise chickens and pigs, and grow vegetables, taro, butternut, turmeric, chili plants and long beans. I will never forget BCMF because they helped me pay for my surgery and medicine.”

The procedure was successful. Since the surgery, Kyaw feels a lot better. "When I feel better, I will rest for a few months," said Kyaw. ...

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March 6, 2018

Kyaw is a 68-year-old cow herder from Burma. He lives with his wife in Karen State, Burma, earning just enough to cover their daily expenses.

In January 2018, Kyaw experienced a sharp pain in his stomach. Since there are no clinics or community health workers in his village, he tried to treat himself with herbal medicine. When this did not work, he was brought to Mae Tao Clinic, our medical partner’s care center, by a friend who was visiting his village. Due to his illness, he is not able to work anymore.

Kyaw has been advised to undergo a biliary obstruction repair, a procedure to repair the blockage of the bile ducts, which carry bile from the liver to the gallbladder. If left untreated, Kyaw’s symptoms will continue to worsen and put her at risk for further health complications in the future.

After seeking treatment through our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF), Kyaw is scheduled to undergo his biliary obstruction repair on March 8. BCMF is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of Kyaw’s procedure and care.

“After my recovery, I would like to stop working, and go to the monastery to become a monk, and live an easy life,” says Kyaw.

Kyaw is a 68-year-old cow herder from Burma. He lives with his wife in Karen State, Burma, earning just enough to cover their daily expenses...

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Kyaw's Timeline

  • March 6, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Kyaw was submitted by Bridgitte Agocs at Burma Children Medical Fund, our medical partner in Burma.

  • March 06, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Kyaw's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 08, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Kyaw 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 18, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Kyaw's treatment was fully funded.

  • April 06, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Kyaw's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 24 donors

Funded by 24 donors

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