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Mar from Thailand raised $1,500 to remove an ovarian cyst.

Mar
100%
  • $1,500 raised, $15 to go
$1,500
raised
$15
to go
Fully funded
Mar's treatment was fully funded on August 9, 2015.

Photo of Mar post-operation

August 27, 2015

Mar received surgey to remove an ovarian cyst.

“At the moment, Mar’s abdomen is still sore from the incision as she was only discharged from the hospital recently,” reports our medical partner, Burma Border Projects. “However, she feels much better than before - much lighter now that her mass has been removed. In the past she was uncomfortable all the time, but now she is much happier after having had surgery.”

“If I was alone in Burma then I know I wouldn’t have been able to receive surgery - I am so happy to have found this program,” shares Mar. “The mass may have grown even bigger and I wouldn’t have been able to live for a long time. I am glad that I have had a total hysterectomy.”

"At the moment, Mar's abdomen is still sore from the incision as she was only discharged from the hospital recently," reports our medical pa...

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July 22, 2015

“I want to be healthy and free from worry,” shares 34-year-old Mar, a mother and market vendor from Thailand.

Mar has an ovarian cyst, a fluid-filled sac that has formed on one of her ovaries. “She is in pain when she sits and sometimes even loses sleep,” our medical partner, Burma Border Projects (BBP), tells us. “Her legs and arms ache as well, and she is no longer able to work as much as before.”

Because Mar is unable to work regularly, her 14-year-old son has stopped going to school to help earn money to support the family.

The recommended treatment for Mar is surgical removal of her uterus and ovaries—procedures known as a total hysterectomy and oophorectomy, respectively. Mar’s stage three uterus prolapse, in which her pelvic muscles and the ligaments that support the uterus are weakened, also calls for specific treatment.

$1500 in funding will cover the cost of the surgeries as well as a seven-day hospital stay and one outpatient appointment post-surgery.

BBP explains, “After treatment, Mar will be able to return to work. She will no longer suffer from pain and will be able to earn an income again without worrying about further medical complications.”

“I want to be able to work regularly and earn enough money to spoil my children,” says Mar. “I want my son to return to school to continue with his education. I wish that my children will have better education that I was able to.”

“I want to be healthy and free from worry,” shares 34-year-old Mar, a mother and market vendor from Thailand. Mar has an ovarian cyst, a ...

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Mar's Timeline

  • July 22, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Mar was submitted by Amelia King at Burma Children Medical Fund, our medical partner in Thailand.

  • July 28, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Mar received 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.

  • July 29, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Mar's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 09, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Mar's treatment was fully funded.

  • August 27, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Mar. Read the update.

Funded by 57 donors

Funded by 57 donors

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Chit

Chit is a 39-year-old woman from Burma. She lives with her daughter, mother-in-law, and her sister-in-law’s three children. Her husband has recently left the village to work in Bangkok so he could increase his income, especially since her condition has worsened. Since she became ill, she feels bored because she is unable to work. Around five months ago, Chit started to feel unwell with a stiff neck, headaches, and pain in her right eye. Soon after, she noticed that the black part of her right eye started to move inward toward the middle of her face, becoming crossed eyed. As soon as she noticed a change in her right eye, she went to a hospital to see a doctor about her condition. At the hospital, she underwent a CT scan of her head which showed normal findings. Therefore, the doctor just gave her an injection and oral medications. A week later, she decided to go see a local medic in her village because she felt like the medications were not helping. The medic looked at her medical test results, assessed her and said she might have a neurological condition. The medic gave her oral medication and another injection. She took the medication she received from the medic, and her symptoms subsided gradually. Chit's symptoms disappeared completely about 20 days ago, but this only lasted around 10 days because she noticed that the black part of her right eye had started to become white and the rest of her eye, normally white, started to turn red. She bought eye drops at a local medication stall, but they did not help. A few days later, she learned about Mae Tao Clinic (MTC), a charitable clinic, from one of her nephews. On January 11th, Chit visited MTC regarding her condition, and a medic explained that unfortunately her eye was not functional anymore and that it needed to be removed due to a severe infection. The medic also explained that if her right eye was not removed, the infection could spread to her left eye and cause the same problem. MTC then brought Chit to Mae Sot Hospital (MSH) and the doctor there confirmed that her eye needs to be removed as soon as possible. Chit said, "It's upsetting to know that I need to have one of my eyes removed. But then, I feel that since the eye is bad, there is no sense in keeping it. In the future, if possible, I want to get a prosthetic eye."

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$337to go

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