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Success! Cho The from Burma raised $1,500 for surgery to remove uterine fibroids.

Cho The
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Fully funded
Cho The's treatment was fully funded on July 3, 2016.

Photo of Cho The post-operation

July 18, 2016

Cho The received successful surgery to remove her uterine fibroids.

After surgery, Cho The is able to sleep and lie down without pain. She no longer has leg pains and difficulty walking. Emotionally, all her family members are very happy for her successful surgery. She is really happy because she can go back to her work and take care of her son as he is in school. Cho The feels light, conformable, and she no longer worries about her condition.

“Thank you so much to the donors that helped me to get the treatment,” Cho The shared. “Without their help, I could not afford treatment by myself.”

After surgery, Cho The is able to sleep and lie down without pain. She no longer has leg pains and difficulty walking. Emotionally, all her ...

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June 8, 2016

Cho The is a 35-year-old woman from Burma. She lives with her husband, her eight-year-old son, and her father. She and her husband were both born and raised in the village where they live.

While Cho The used to work alongside her husband on a rubber farm, she has been unable to work for the past three years due to the symptoms she experiences from her condition. Cho The has uterine fibroids, or benign tumors that develop in the uterus and cervix. As a result, her husband has been the only member supporting the family for three years.

Her husband can usually only find between two to three days of work per week. The family does not make enough money to pay for their basic needs, including food. They have been forced to take out multiple loans and to borrow money from friends.

Cho The’s condition has affected the whole family, because not only does she have to worry about taking care of her son, but her father is also partially paralyzed and the family must care for him. Since her symptoms have arisen, she has experienced leg pains, difficulty walking, and an inability to lie down comfortably, which has been affecting her sleep.

It has always been Cho The’s dream to have many children.

Cho The traveled six hours with a friend to Watsi’s medical partner, Burma Border Projects, where she will have surgery to remove her fibroids. The $1,500 procedure, along with a seven day hospital stay, will enable her to recover and live free of the pain and other symptoms that hold her back from work.

In her free time, Cho The enjoys studying the English language and reading her holy book. She really wants to start working again in order to be able to support her family better.

“I hope that I will be able to have more children after surgery and to support my son through his education,” said Cho The.

Cho The is a 35-year-old woman from Burma. She lives with her husband, her eight-year-old son, and her father. She and her husband were bot...

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Cho The's Timeline

  • June 8, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Cho The was submitted by Bue Wah Say, Project Officer at Burma Children Medical Fund, our medical partner in Burma.

  • June 12, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Cho The 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.

  • July 01, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Cho The's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 03, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Cho The's treatment was fully funded.

  • July 18, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Cho The's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 26 donors

Funded by 26 donors

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Hellen

Hellen is a farmer from Kenya. Hellen, accompanied by her youngest daughter, looks uneasy but confident as she met with our local Watsi rep. She shared a smile as we approached her but occasionally frowns and gets lost in thoughts. She has symptomatic fibroids which have been causing her excessive bleeding since 2015. Doctors recommended a Total Abdominal Hysterectomy-TAH to help stop the prolonged bleeding and relieve her of stomach aches and discomfort. Hellen's problem started in early February 2015 when she began experiencing stomach aches and bleeding. She visited a nearby health centre and was treated for suspected ulcers and stomach pains. Although her pains and the discharges kept recurring, she never visited the hospital but was managing the condition with medication from a nearby pharmacy. However, in November 2016 her condition worsened and she was forced to visit a bigger hospital. After a series of tests and visits to the facility, doctors recommended myomectomy. At the time Hellen was taking care of two of her family members, her husband who succumbed to prostate cancer, and a son who has epilepsy. Due to financial constraints, she was unable to get the surgery done and opted not to seek medical attention. After a while, her daughter mobilized resources from friends and relatives and opted to bring her to Watsi's Medical Partner Care Center Kijabe Hospital for medical attention. The OBS/GYN team recommended a TAH, of which she is unable to fully cover the cost. She was recently widowed after her husband and the father to her 4 children passed on as a result of his cancer. Her second-born child is suffering from epilepsy and has been in and out of the hospital depleting their family's already limited resources. She shared that her kids have been supportive but bills for her husband and his subsequent burial have forced them to seek help from well-wishers and relatives. Her National Health Insurance has not been approved for the procedure. Hellen lives in a one-acre piece of land in Embu where they practice small scale farming for home use. She was a housewife who relies on her children since her husband who was the breadwinner passed on. She is unable to pay for the cost of the surgery and treatment and hereby requests for help. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $794 to fund Hellen's surgery. On September 24th, she will undergo gynecological surgery at our medical partner's care center. Once recovered, Hellen will be able to resume her daily activities free of pain. Hellen says, “I have lived with pain and bleeding for a long time. I sacrificed the family resources to treat my husband and child. I need help to at least put this pain to a stop.”

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$591raised
$203to go

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