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Success! Kyay from Burma raised $1,500 to fund abdominal surgery.

Kyay
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Kyay's treatment was fully funded on February 10, 2018.

Photo of Kyay post-operation

March 15, 2018

Kyay underwent abdominal surgery.

All of her previous symptoms have disappeared, and she feels much better.

She says, “When I will recover fully from the surgery, I will go back to work.”

All of her previous symptoms have disappeared, and she feels much better. She says, "When I will recover fully from the surgery, I will ...

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February 6, 2018

Kyay is a 52-year-old farmer from Burma. She has four children. She owns a farm with her husband, where they grow rice and beans.

Currently, Kyay is in a lot of pain. She has a bile duct stone, which prevents her from sleeping, eating, and walking comfortably. She is very worried about her condition and how it will affect her family.

Kyay has been advised to undergo a biliary obstruction repair, a procedure to repair the blockage of the bile ducts, which carry bile from the liver to the gallbladder. If left untreated, Kyay’s symptoms will continue to worsen and put her at risk for further health complications in the future.

After seeking treatment through our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF), Kyay is scheduled to undergo her biliary obstruction repair on February 8. BCMF is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of Kyay’s procedure and care.

Kyay says, “I’m happy I will be able to take care of my son and daughter, cook, and clean the house again.”

Kyay is a 52-year-old farmer from Burma. She has four children. She owns a farm with her husband, where they grow rice and beans. Current...

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Kyay's Timeline

  • February 6, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • February 7, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Kyay's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 8, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Kyay received treatment at Mae Sot General 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.

  • February 10, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Kyay's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 15, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Kyay's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 17 donors

Funded by 17 donors

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Shwe

Shwe is a 24-year-old woman who lives with her family in Burma and enjoys listening to Burmese pop music! Shwe previously worked in a factory, but she had to stop working last December when her health began to deteriorate. Her brother and stepfather both work as agricultural day laborers, and her sister-in-law and mother are both homemakers. The rest of her siblings are all waiting for schools to reopen so they can return to their studies. The schools were closed in February of 2021 following the Mayanmar military coup. About a year and a half ago, Shwe began to experience pain in her chest, as well as fatigue. She initially did not think that her symptoms were serious, but this changed after she fainted at work a few months later. After receiving an echocardiogram, she was diagnosed with mitral valve, aortic valve, and tricuspid valve regurgitation, which are all cardiac conditions that occur when the specified valve does not close properly. As a result, she experiences difficulty breathing, a rapid heartbeat, a lack of appetite, and trouble sleeping. She also feels very tired when walking longer distances. Shwe now needs cardiac surgery to help alleviate her symptoms and allow her to live more comfortably and confidently. However, once the doctor told her and her family the cost of surgery, they left the hospital because they could not pay for Shwe's needed procedure. Fortunately, they happened to meet a taxi driver who kindly told them about our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF). BCMF is now helping Shwe undergo cardiac surgery on August 12th at Pun Hlaing Hospital. Shwe and her family need your support to fund this $1,500 procedure. Shwe says, “When I recover fully, I will go back to work and work hard. I will save my money and support my family.”

63% funded

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$958raised
$542to go

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