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Lwin from Burma raised $1,500 so that he can work again and support his family.

Lwin
100%
  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Lwin's treatment was fully funded on March 19, 2015.
June 19, 2015

Lwin did not receive surgery as planned.

Our medical partner, Burma Border Projects (BBP), explains that Lwin became nervous before his surgery to remove kidney stones, and chose not to move forward with treatment.

BBP hopes that Lwin receives treatment in the near future, and will resubmit his case to Watsi if he returns to the hospital for examination.

Our medical partner, Burma Border Projects (BBP), explains that Lwin became nervous before his surgery to remove kidney stones, and chose no...

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March 5, 2015

Meet Lwin, a 42-year-old father from Burma who has kidney stones. “Lwin currently experiences back pain, abdominal pain, and stomach pain. Sometimes he gets dizzy and feels weak and he also has low blood pressure,” reports our medical partner, Burma Border Projects (BBP). When Lwin previously went to the hospital, he was misdiagnosed and the kidney stones remained. It wasn’t until months later that he received the correct diagnosis.

“Lwin has five children and four of them are studying. Due to his illness, he cannot support his children and cannot provide any income for the family. His family has to rely on selling ducks and chickens,” continues BBP. “After his treatment, Lwin wants to go back to his normal life, return to work, and take care of his family.” Lwin aspires for all of his children to obtain an education.

For $1500, we can fund surgery to remove Lwin’s kidney stones and have him return to his family healthy and able to work. “Lwin will be able to live pain free and return to work, allowing him to focus on his family’s welfare,” says BBP. “It will also restore his dignity which he feels like he has lost over the last year.”

Meet Lwin, a 42-year-old father from Burma who has kidney stones. “Lwin currently experiences back pain, abdominal pain, and stomach pain. S...

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Lwin's Timeline

  • March 5, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • March 06, 2015
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Lwin was scheduled to receive treatment. 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 13, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Lwin's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 19, 2015
    FUNDING ENDED

    Lwin is no longer raising funds.

  • June 19, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Lwin's treatment did not happen. Read the update.

Funded by 15 donors

Funded by 15 donors

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