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Success! Ei from Burma raised $1,500 for a mitral valve replacement.

Ei
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
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Fully funded
Ei's treatment was fully funded on December 30, 2015.

Photo of Ei post-operation

April 11, 2016

Ei received a successful mitral valve replacement.

After five years of dealing with the symptoms of her heart disease, Ei underwent heart surgery to permanently treat her condition. The surgery went well, and Ei is recovering.

“After surgery, Ei is now able to do a lot of activities by herself. She can walk longer distances, wash clothes - cooking and cleaning without anyone helping her,” the medical team at Burma Border Projects explains. “She has no more fatigue and has no longer shortness of breath. She can go back home and can help her family in the farm.”

After five years of dealing with the symptoms of her heart disease, Ei underwent heart surgery to permanently treat her condition. The surge...

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December 16, 2015

16-year-old Ei originally met our medical partner, Burma Border Projects (BBP), when she was 11-years-old. Then, she had been diagnosed with a cardiac condition and has been medically treated ever since. Due to her worsening symptoms of racing heartbeat and shortness of breath, Ei must now undergo surgical treatment for her congenital heart disease.

BBP tells us that Ei dreams of becoming a teacher. One of her favorite things to do is run but her condition has made it difficult for her to do so. “Ei’s health issues are causing her parents a great amount of anguish as they do not have sufficient income to pay for health care inside Burma,” shares our medical partner.

For $1,500, doctors will perform a mitral valve replacement surgery on her heart to repair the damage of her congenital heart disease. Burma Children Medical Fund, an organization that facilitates the transportation and treatment of Burmese people at Thai hospitals, is subsidizing the treatment with an additional $13,525.

BBP adds, “Following surgery, Ei should be able to return to the activities she enjoys and to resume school so that she can fulfill her dream of going on to higher education.”

16-year-old Ei originally met our medical partner, Burma Border Projects (BBP), when she was 11-years-old. Then, she had been diagnosed with...

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Ei's Timeline

  • December 16, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Ei was submitted by Carolyn Grant at Burma Children Medical Fund, our medical partner in Burma.

  • December 30, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ei's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 30, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Ei's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 04, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Ei received treatment at Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai 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.

  • April 11, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Ei's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 4 donors

Funded by 4 donors

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