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Mai is a woman from Burma who needs $1,500 to fund a thyroidectomy.

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November 17, 2019

Mai is a 23-year-old woman from Burma. Lway lives with her parents and two sisters in Northern Shan State.

Since she was three years old, Mai has suffered from an enlarged thyroid but her parents were able afford to take her to a clinic only when Mai was in grade seven. By then, the lump on Mai’s throat has become noticeable. At the clinic, the doctor examined her neck and prescribed her medication. After a month, although Mai felt like her neck was still in the same size as before, the doctor told her that her goiter had been cured.

Three years later, Mai’s neck started to grow bigger. Having no money in hand, her parents did not take her any clinics although there was a tightness in her throat and it was uncomfortable for Mai to move her neck to the side. In 2018, Mai was selected to attend a training in Mae Sot. After her training, she was put in for an internship at Mae Tao Clinc (MTC). Through an advice from one of her trainers, Mai went to Mae Sot Hospital, where the doctor examined her and prescribe her medications. After three months of taking the medications, the doctor finally told her that she needed a surgery.

Mai looks forward to receiving surgery soon. She plans to go back to her native town and work as an assistant health worker, after she has completed her treatment.

Mai said, “When I told my parents that BCMF would provide support for my surgery, they’re very happy. They have been worried for me for a long time already. I would like to say a big thank you to BCMF for supporting my surgery. I’m very excited to be freed from this condition. I have suffered from this goiter for a long time!”

Mai is a 23-year-old woman from Burma. Lway lives with her parents and two sisters in Northern Shan State. Since she was three years old,...

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Mai's Timeline

  • November 17, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Mai was submitted by Ma Tu, Senior Project Officer at Burma Children Medical Fund, our medical partner in Burma.

  • November 18, 2019
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Mai was scheduled to receive 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.

  • November 21, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Mai's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Mai is currently raising funds for her treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Mai's treatment update from Burma Children Medical Fund.

Funded by 21 donors

Funded by 21 donors

Treatment
Thyroidectomy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $3,972 for Mai's treatment
Subsidies fund $2,472 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,153
Medical Staff
$1,271
Medication
$4
Supplies
$853
Labs
$50
Radiology
$510
Other
$131

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