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Success! Daw San from Thailand raised $1,500 to fund a procedure to treat kidney stones so she can live more comfortably and confidently.

Daw San
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Daw San's treatment was fully funded on January 3, 2023.

Photo of Daw San post-operation

September 22, 2022

Daw San underwent a procedure to help treat her kidney stones so she can live more comfortably and confidently.

With the help of BCMF and Watsi, Daw San went to Mae Sot Hospital and was able to undergo laser treatment to break up the stones in her kidney. After the treatment, she already felt better - the pain in her lower right abdomen and back lessened. At her follow up appointment, an ultrasound showed that stones are still present in her right kidney and her medical team recommends she undergo surgery to fully remove the stone.

She is hopefully to be back to 100% soon and shared, “I want to get better soon. I promised the monk in my village in Burma that I will go back soon, but I cannot go back quite yet.”

With the help of BCMF and Watsi, Daw San went to Mae Sot Hospital and was able to undergo laser treatment to break up the stones in her kidn...

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August 3, 2022

Daw San is 64-year-old woman who lives with her daughter-in-law in a border town in Thailand. Originally from Burma, she moved to Thailand to live with her son and daughter-in-law after her daughter unfortunately passed away. Daw San is now retired and helps her family with cooking.

At the end of 2020, Daw San began experiencing lower back pain and a fever. After receiving an ultrasound at a medical clinic, she was diagnosed with stones in her right kidney. The medic provided her with oral medication and follow-up appointments. At these appointments, she would receive an ultrasound and a refill of her medication. After feeling her symptoms improve, she did not return to the clinic.

However, Daw San began experiencing strong pain in her lower abdomen and back this past June. She also began to experience dizziness, difficulty sleeping, a lack in appetite, and pain when using the restroom. After undergoing an ultrasound and X-ray, it was determined that Daw San has very large stones in her right kidney, which need to be broken up through laser treatment.

Fortunately, our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is helping Daw San receive treatment. On August 3rd, surgeons will perform shockwave lithotripsy to break down and treat the kidney stones. Now, she needs help funding this $1,500 procedure.

Daw San shares, “I am very happy to learn that an organization will help pay for the cost of my surgery. I am very thankful to the donors and the organization. When I recover fully, I will go back to my village in Bago Division to live with my aunt.”

Daw San is 64-year-old woman who lives with her daughter-in-law in a border town in Thailand. Originally from Burma, she moved to Thailand t...

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Daw San's Timeline

  • August 3, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • August 3, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Daw San 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.

  • August 3, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Daw San's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 22, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Daw San's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • January 3, 2023
    FULLY FUNDED

    Daw San's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 12 donors

Funded by 12 donors

Treatment
Shockwave Lithotripsy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $2,825 for Daw San's treatment
Subsidies fund $1,325 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,275
Medical Staff
$1,174
Medication
$12
Supplies
$187
Labs
$84
Radiology
$50
Other
$43

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