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Khin Chit from Burma raised $1,500 for life-changing cardiac surgery.

Khin Chit
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
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Fully funded
Khin Chit's treatment was fully funded on May 23, 2015.

Photo of Khin Chit post-operation

May 28, 2015

Khin Chit received life-saving heart surgery.

“Now that Khin Chit has had surgery, she feels so much more optimistic about the future,” Khin Chit’s doctor at Burma Border Projects reports. “She no longer suffers from fatigue or difficulty breathing, she can walk further and sleep much better than before.”

“Now that I have had surgery, I want to take care of my parents,” Khin Chit shares. “They are getting old and cannot work as hard, and I feel sorry for them. I think I will sell vegetables in the market to make an income. I want to thank all of the donors and medics and staff for their support. I know that I wouldn’t have been able to receive surgery otherwise.”

"Now that Khin Chit has had surgery, she feels so much more optimistic about the future," Khin Chit's doctor at Burma Border Projects report...

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April 20, 2015

Meet Khin Chit, a 27-year-old woman from Burma. Khin Chit and her parents earn modest wages as subsistence farmers. Khin Chit was only able to attend school until fourth grade because she had to help her parents on their farm.

Khin Chit has a congenital heart disease called an atrial septal defect (ASD), which causes a hole between the two upper chambers of the heart. Blood flows through this hole without first passing through the lungs for oxygen, leaving Khin Chit constantly short of breath. Our medical partner, Burma Border Projects, reports, “Khin Chit is not able to walk very far without experiencing fatigue and her condition puts considerable strain on her mental well being.”

Khin Chit’s mother says, “I was so anxious when I discovered that my daughter had a cardiac condition. I feel so helpless because I cannot help her - we cannot afford the high cost of surgical treatment. We are so thankful that we have found this program - all I want is for my daughter to become healthy again.”

After receiving surgery that will close the hole in her heart, “Khin Chit believes that, with her new found energy, she will be able to be a market vendor in Naypidaw and sell vegetables grown on her parents farm.”

Meet Khin Chit, a 27-year-old woman from Burma. Khin Chit and her parents earn modest wages as subsistence farmers. Khin Chit was only able ...

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Khin Chit's Timeline

  • April 20, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Khin Chit was submitted by Amelia King at Burma Children Medical Fund.

  • April 21, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Khin Chit received treatment. 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.

  • May 9, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Khin Chit's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 23, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Khin Chit's treatment was fully funded.

  • May 28, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Khin Chit. Read the update.

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Funded by 20 donors

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Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Martin

Martin is a playful and friendly young boy and the last-born in a family of six children. Martin has not started going to school yet, but his father plans to enroll him in two years. Martin's father says life has been tough for him and his family since he fell sick for most of 2020, something that he says made life for his family tough. Prior to falling ill, Martin's father was a hardworking man practicing small-scale farming to provide food for his family and was also a catechist at their local catholic church. For over a year Martin's father was moved from one hospital to another seeking treatment. Martin's parents were forced to sell most of their property to cover the resulting medical bills. In 2021, Martin's father's health returned and he was able to grow his strength back. Martin's father moved their family to another village for a fresh start. They are now slowly rebuilding their life with the hope of restoring their livelihood once more. Since then, Martin has been diagnosed with Left Genu Varus meaning his leg is bent at the knee so that they do not touch. This condition is typically caused by an excessive accumulation of fluoride in the bones, which often stems from contaminated drinking water. As a result, it is difficult for him to walk. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is raising $880 to fund corrective surgery for Martin. The procedure is scheduled to take place on July 5th. Treatment will hopefully restore Martin's mobility, allow him to participate in a variety of activities, and greatly decrease his risk of future complications. Martin’s father says, “Because of the long period I was sick I was not able to provide for my family. My son now needs treatment, but I still can’t afford the cost.”

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