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Success! Lae Lae from Burma raised $1,500 for surgery to treat a gynecological condition.

Lae Lae
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Fully funded
Lae Lae's treatment was fully funded on July 22, 2016.

Photo of Lae Lae post-operation

August 20, 2016

Lae Lae underwent successful gynecological surgery.

After surgery, Lae Lae feels light and happy. She no longer experiences abdomen or back pain, and she can walk without any pain. Lae Lae also regained her appetite and can eat a lot now. All of her family is happy after they heard that Lae Lae is feeling better. She will go back home and help with house chores.

“I hope to open a small shop selling dry foods at home to generate income to help my family,” Lae Lae shared. “I also want to say thank you so much to the donors, and hope that they will all be healthy and happy.”

After surgery, Lae Lae feels light and happy. She no longer experiences abdomen or back pain, and she can walk without any pain. Lae Lae als...

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June 23, 2016

Lae Lae is a 40-year-old woman who lives in Burma. She lives with her husband, 18-year-old daughter, 14 year-old son and 12-year-old daughter.

Lae Lae first experienced gynecological symptoms in September of 2014. Her present symptoms include pain in the abdomen, back and lower body. She is unable to work as she is easily overcome with fatigue due to lack of sleep. She also suffers from chronic hypertension and late onset diabetes. In addition, her appetite decreased, resulting in loss of weight. She is concerned about her condition as it is quite painful.

She has been confirmed by ultrasound and physical examination to have a uterine mass.

Lae Lae is disappointed that she cannot fulfill her chores as a mother and housewife. Her husband has taken on more of the chores such as cleaning, cooking and looking after the children. His salary is not sufficient to meet all of the family’s expenses so he occasionally borrows money from a moneylender at 20% interest. They are unable to save money or meet major medical expenses.

In her intake interview, Lae Lae said: “I hope to regain my strength so I can be the mother that my family needs. If I fully recover, I have ambitious plans to buy land and open up a shop selling dry goods.”

Lae Lae is a 40-year-old woman who lives in Burma. She lives with her husband, 18-year-old daughter, 14 year-old son and 12-year-old daughte...

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Lae Lae's Timeline

  • June 23, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • June 24, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Lae Lae 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

    Lae Lae's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 22, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Lae Lae's treatment was fully funded.

  • August 20, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Lae Lae's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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