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Success! Mu from Burma raised $1,500 to fund treatment for kidney stones.

Mu
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Mu's treatment was fully funded on March 6, 2018.

Photo of Mu post-operation

February 14, 2018

Mu underwent treatment for kidney stones.

After surgery, Mu sleeps and eats better. She is no longer in pain and is much more comfortable. When she is fully recovered, she will return home and continue working.

Mu said, “Thank you for helping to pay for my surgery.”

After surgery, Mu sleeps and eats better. She is no longer in pain and is much more comfortable. When she is fully recovered, she will retur...

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January 11, 2018

Mu is a 40-year-old Karen woman who lives with her husband and children in a village in Burma. Her youngest son is a student, while her other two sons are working on their neighbors’ rice farms and wood factories. Four years ago, Mu was forced to stop working as a farmer due to her health condition.

Mu started to notice her health problem in mid-2013, when she felt an uncomfortable feeling in the left side of her abdomen. A few days later, the uncomfortable feeling turned into pain. She lost her appetite and her ability to walk long distances. She visited a hospital in Burma, but her condition didn’t improve.

Mu is currently in pain and has kidney stones. Fortunately, she is scheduled to undergo a procedure called shockwave lithotripsy to treat the stones on January 15. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund this procedure.

Mu is a 40-year-old Karen woman who lives with her husband and children in a village in Burma. Her youngest son is a student, while her othe...

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Mu's Timeline

  • January 11, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Mu was submitted by Bue Wah Say, Project Officer at Burma Children Medical Fund, our medical partner in Burma.

  • January 12, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Mu's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 15, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Mu 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.

  • February 14, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Mu's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • March 06, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Mu's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 22 donors

Funded by 22 donors

Treatment
Shockwave Lithotripsy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $2,825 for Mu'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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Hla

Hla is a 41-year-old woman from Burma. She lives with her family in a village in Kawkareik Township in Karen State. Hla is a homemaker, raises livestock, and looks after her niece while her sister teaches at a nursery school in the village. Her two younger sons and her brother-in-law are subsistence farmers who grow rice on rented land. Hla’s oldest son is a distance education student in university. One year ago, Hla felt a painless growth when she touched her lower abdomen. That same day, she went to see a traditional birth attendant (TBA) about this. The TBA told her that she had a gastric problem. The next day, Hla went to see a traditional healer receive blessed water in the hopes it would make the growth disappear. Although she drank the blessed water for around two months, the growth remained. As she did not think that the growth would make her seriously ill, she did not go to a clinic. In January 2020, Hla felt like the growth was increasing in size. She decided to visit Kawkareik Private Clinic where the doctor performed an ultrasound. She was told that she had a mass in her uterus. The doctor provided her with painkillers and she was told to only take it when she is in pain. Hla has been experiencing back pain and the mass increases in size day by day. She has been diagnosed with a uterine mass and has been advised to undergo a total abdominal hysterectomy, the surgical removal of her uterus and cervix. If left untreated, Hla's symptoms will continue to worsen and put her at risk for further health complications in the future. Fortunately, Hla is scheduled to undergo her hysterectomy on March 13th. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of her procedure and care. Once recovered, she will no longer experience back pain and she will be able continue working and helping out at home. Hla said, "I'm very scared when I heard that I need to receive surgery. When I got home, my family and friends encouraged me to not be afraid because there were many other people who had the same condition who recovered and became healthy again."

86% funded

86%funded
$1,301raised
$199to go

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Hla

Hla is a 41-year-old woman from Burma. She lives with her family in a village in Kawkareik Township in Karen State. Hla is a homemaker, raises livestock, and looks after her niece while her sister teaches at a nursery school in the village. Her two younger sons and her brother-in-law are subsistence farmers who grow rice on rented land. Hla’s oldest son is a distance education student in university. One year ago, Hla felt a painless growth when she touched her lower abdomen. That same day, she went to see a traditional birth attendant (TBA) about this. The TBA told her that she had a gastric problem. The next day, Hla went to see a traditional healer receive blessed water in the hopes it would make the growth disappear. Although she drank the blessed water for around two months, the growth remained. As she did not think that the growth would make her seriously ill, she did not go to a clinic. In January 2020, Hla felt like the growth was increasing in size. She decided to visit Kawkareik Private Clinic where the doctor performed an ultrasound. She was told that she had a mass in her uterus. The doctor provided her with painkillers and she was told to only take it when she is in pain. Hla has been experiencing back pain and the mass increases in size day by day. She has been diagnosed with a uterine mass and has been advised to undergo a total abdominal hysterectomy, the surgical removal of her uterus and cervix. If left untreated, Hla's symptoms will continue to worsen and put her at risk for further health complications in the future. Fortunately, Hla is scheduled to undergo her hysterectomy on March 13th. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of her procedure and care. Once recovered, she will no longer experience back pain and she will be able continue working and helping out at home. Hla said, "I'm very scared when I heard that I need to receive surgery. When I got home, my family and friends encouraged me to not be afraid because there were many other people who had the same condition who recovered and became healthy again."

86% funded

86%funded
$1,301raised
$199to go