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Success! Aye Win from Burma raised $1,500 for mass removal surgery.

Aye Win
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Aye Win's treatment was fully funded on October 11, 2016.

Photo of Aye Win post-operation

November 9, 2016

Aye Win received successful surgery.

Before treatment, Aye Win had difficulty walking long distances, which she now does with ease. She is taking good care of the surgical wound as she recovers, and she reports feeling well.

“I want to work again so that I can do my duty to feed my family,” says Aye Win. “If I get to earn more money, I would like to give donations to a monastery. I want to thank all the donors.”

Before treatment, Aye Win had difficulty walking long distances, which she now does with ease. She is taking good care of the surgical wound...

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August 24, 2016

Aye Win is a 36-year-old woman who lives in a village in Burma. She lives with her mother and two children, a son and daughter. Aye Win sells snacks in her village and earns about 3,000 Kyat (approx. 3 USD) per day. She is the sole supporter for her family. The income is enough to cover daily expenses and basic medical care when necessary, but is not enough to save any money.

Four years ago was a very difficult time for Aye Win. In the span of a few months, her six-month-old child and her husband passed away. She developed two masses in a sensitive area that have grown now to the size of a grapefruit. They are very uncomfortable, and make it difficult for Aye Win to function in her daily life.

$1,500 will fund the surgery Aye Win needs to remove the masses, which cause her numbness, headaches, weight loss, and abdominal pain.

“I hope to get surgery so I can live a normal life and return to my work,” Aye Win shared. “I want to be an agriculture day laborer in the future to make more money for my family.”

Aye Win is a 36-year-old woman who lives in a village in Burma. She lives with her mother and two children, a son and daughter. Aye Win sell...

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Aye Win's Timeline

  • August 24, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Aye Win was submitted by Bue Wah Say, Project Officer at Burma Children Medical Fund.

  • September 1, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Aye Win 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.

  • September 20, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Aye Win's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 11, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Aye Win's treatment was fully funded.

  • November 9, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Aye Win's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 4 donors

Funded by 4 donors

Treatment
Removal of Benign Tumor
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $28,791 for Aye Win's treatment
Subsidies fund $27,291 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$24,605
Medical Staff
$675
Medication
$7
Supplies
$400
Travel
$317
Labs
$86
Radiology
$567
Other
$2,134

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Hser

Hser is a 38-year-old woman who lives with her parents in a refugee camp in Tak Province, Thailand. She and her family fled there many years ago from Karen State in Burma because of civil war. Hser is now a high school teacher in the refugee camp, and she earns 1,000 baht (approx. 33 USD) per month. Hser used to teach groups of students at their home due to Covid restrictions that closed schools in July 2021, but all home teaching was also stopped in September 2021 when Covid cases increased in the refugee camp. Since then, Hser teaches students online, but many of her students cannot afford to pay for mobile data to study from their family’s mobile phones. Since late 2019, Hser has been experiencing pain in the right side of her abdomen every day, especially at night. She says that she has lost her appetite and has lost some weight because of this. She feels like the mass is gradually increasing in size and feels more comfortable lying down then sitting. She also feels tired when she walks. She has been diagnosed with an ovarian tumour, and has been advised to undergo a total abdominal hysterectomy, which involves surgical removal of her uterus and cervix. If left untreated, Hser's symptoms will continue to worsen and put her at risk for further health complications in the future. Fortunately, Hser is scheduled to undergo her hysterectomy on November 9th. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of her procedure and care. Once recovered, this treatment will help Hser to live free from pain and she has hope that she'll be able to live her life happily with her parents in the future. Hser said, “I love being a teacher and when I have recovered, I will continue to teach. My parents worry about me a lot and they want me to receive surgery as soon as possible. They are stressed about my condition, but I do not want to feel stressed because stress cannot help me feel better. So even though I cannot eat a lot, I try to eat as much as I can to stay strong.”

61% funded

61%funded
$921raised
$579to go

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