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Success! Su from Thailand raised $1,500 to fund removal of a tumor in her uterus.

Su
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$1,500
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Fully funded
Su's treatment was fully funded on October 21, 2020.

Photo of Su post-operation

December 17, 2020

Su underwent removal of a tumor in her uterus.

Before surgery, Su experienced pain in her lower abdomen and she could not sit or lay down for longer periods. Since her surgery, she is no longer in pain, and she can sit or lay down without any discomfort. She finally feels like other girls her age. She can help her mother with household chores, and she has gone back to helping pick chillies and corn, as well as planting cabbages when there is work.

“As our family has financial problems especially since this situation [Covid-19 pandemic], I am very grateful for the opportunity your organisation has given my daughter to receive treatment. Your support was very helpful to us and we want to thank everyone,” said Su’s mother.

Su said, “I am very happy that I can be like a normal girl. I feel like I am a healthy now. Before, I worried that I would never be like other girls and that I would not be able to have a baby after I got married. I am grateful and thankful to all of the donors who supported me. In the future, I will work hard and save money to buy a sewing machine. I want to learn how to make clothes so that I can start a sewing business to support my family.”

Before surgery, Su experienced pain in her lower abdomen and she could not sit or lay down for longer periods. Since her surgery, she is no ...

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October 1, 2020

Su is 14-year-old girl from Thailand. She lives with her parents in a village in Take Province, Thailand. After Su completed grade five she was unable to continue her schooling since there are no middle or high schools in their area and her parents could not afford to send her to school in nearby Burma. Today she and her parents are agricultural day laborers, each earning 150 baht (approx. 5 USD) per day. In the past, they used to have enough work but for the past four months they are not able to work as much as they would like to. Due to COVID-19 restrictions on the number of people who can gather, employers are only able to hire five to seven workers in a day. To ensure that everyone has a chance to work in their community, all the day laborers take turns working in a week.

Around April or May 2020, Su noticed that she was not feeling well. When she explained how she felt to her mother, she was reassured that this was normal. However, around September 15th, Su started to suffer from terrible lower back and abdominal pain. When she went to Mae Tao Clinic she received an ultrasound which indicated a mass in her uterus. She was then referred to Mae Sot Hospital where she received another ultrasound and physical examination. The doctor then confirmed there was a growing mass in her uterus. The doctor told her they will be able to remove the mass with surgery.

Su sought treatment through our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund. She is now scheduled to undergo mass removal surgery on October 1st and is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of her procedure and care.

Once she recovers, Su hopes to help her parents out financially. “I will go back to work with my mother and I will save money,” she said. “I will build my parents a new house on our land in Burma. I will also learn to sew and do that [becoming a seamstress] for the rest of my life in my own shop.”

Su is 14-year-old girl from Thailand. She lives with her parents in a village in Take Province, Thailand. After Su completed grade five she ...

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Su's Timeline

  • October 1, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Su was submitted by Bridgitte Agocs at Burma Children Medical Fund, our medical partner in Thailand.

  • October 01, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Su's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 02, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Su 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.

  • October 21, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Su's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 17, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Su's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Treatment
Removal of Benign Tumor
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $2,092 for Su's treatment
Subsidies fund $592 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$538
Medical Staff
$475
Medication
$7
Supplies
$400
Labs
$86
Radiology
$567
Other
$19

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Naw Mar

Naw Mar is a 35-year-old woman from Thailand. She lives with her husband, two daughters and two sons in a refugee camp on the Thai-Burma border. Four years ago, Naw Mar started to suffer from pain in the right side of her abdomen. At first, she thought the pain would disappear after she rested. When it did not, she went to the hospital in the camp run by Malteser International Thailand (MI). She received medications which helped for a bit. Two years later, the pain became severe and the right side of her abdomen also became swollen. After more medication and follow-up appointments, she was eventually admitted to Mae Sariang Hospital and received an ultrasound. The ultrasound showed that she had multiple gallstones, and she was given more medication. However, the medication did not help her much. In early June 2020, the pain in Naw Mar’s right abdomen increased. After she went to the camp’s hospital, the doctor referred her to Mae Sariang Hospital again, where the doctor told her that she would need to have surgery to remove the gallstones. Since Mae Sariang Hospital doctors could not perform this surgery, she was again referred her to Chiang Mai Hospital. However, the high cost of surgery proved difficult, so she was referred to our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF), for assistance with accessing treatment. Currently, Naw Mar has constant pain in her right abdomen that is only manageable through pain medication. Her right abdomen is also swollen, and she suffers from back pain as well. When the pain in her abdomen is excruciating, she develops a headache and high blood pressure. Naw Mar is a homemaker, while her two daughters and her youngest son go to school. Her oldest son helps her with household chores. Her husband works as an agricultural day laborer, but has been unable to find work for the past month. While their family does receive a cash card each month for food support, it is not enough to cover their daily expenses and they struggle to make ends meet despite receiving free health care and education in the refugee camp. Their family is appealing for financial support. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund Naw Mar's surgery. On October 25th, she will undergo a cholecystectomy at our medical partner’s care center. Once recovered, Naw Mar will be able to resume her daily activities free of pain and her quality of life will improve. Naw Mar shared, "After I receive treatment, I want to work for an organisation [NGO] in the camp so that we [my family] can have an income. Right now, I have no pocket money and I cannot borrow money from any one because we have no way of paying them back. I appreciate any support you can provide.”

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