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Pa Par from Burma raised $1,500 to remove a painful tumor.

Pa Par
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
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$0
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Fully funded
Pa Par's treatment was fully funded on April 4, 2015.

Photo of Pa Par post-operation

May 5, 2015

Pa Par received surgery to remove the tumor in her throat.

“While recovering in the hospital she immediately noticed a large improvement in her condition,” Pa Par’s doctor at Burma Border Projects (BBP) tells us. “Her neck felt a lot lighter and she generally felt more comfortable. She was also breathing normally again.”

“Now that she has had treatment, she said she will go back to work so she can provide for her family,” BBP continues. “She will focus her attention on her son and make sure he becomes educated. She said that while she will support her son in whatever career he chooses, she would love to see him become a teacher or a doctor.”

Pa Par says: “I’m looking forward to returning home and spending time with my son. I miss him very much. Thank you to the donors and doctors who helped me get treatment.”

"While recovering in the hospital she immediately noticed a large improvement in her condition," Pa Par's doctor at Burma Border Projects (B...

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March 3, 2015

Meet Mai, a 48-year-old farmer from the Magwe division in central Burma! She is married and has a 10-year-old son. Mai and her husband both work as subsistence farmers and they own a small plot of land where they grow rice and sesame. Mai earns approximately 20 to 30 USD per month but her family primarily lives “hand to mouth.”

Mai has been unable to work to her fullest capacity because she has a benign tumor in her throat. This tumor also makes it painful and difficult for Mai to eat and drink. “She really wants to have an operation to remove the mass on her neck because it is causing her mental and physical discomfort,” reports our medical partner, the Burma Border Project.

Mai says, “When I feel better, I will work hard to provide for my family. I really want my son to become educated and I know I need to work hard to be able to pay for his school fees.”

We are raising $1,500 to pay to remove the tumor in Mai’s throat. Lets all come together to help put Mai on the road to mental and physical health!

Meet Mai, a 48-year-old farmer from the Magwe division in central Burma! She is married and has a 10-year-old son. Mai and her husband both ...

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Pa Par's Timeline

  • March 3, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Pa Par was submitted by Amelia King at Burma Children Medical Fund.

  • March 7, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Pa Par 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.

  • April 1, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Pa Par's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 4, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Pa Par's treatment was fully funded.

  • May 5, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Pa Par. Read the update.

Funded by 17 donors

Funded by 17 donors

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Paw

Paw is a 24-year-old woman from Thailand. Originally from Burma, Paw, her husband, their three daughters and her parents fled in March 2021 after the Burmese military shot rockets into their village. In Thailand, as refugees, they cannot work, and have temporarily moved in with Paw's brother and his family. They receive rice from her brother's neighbors, while her brother's family provides them with vegetables and curries. In July 2021, Paw's parents and her two older daughters went back to their village when they felt it was safe to do so. Meanwhile, her husband and her three-month-old baby have stayed with her while she receives treatment in Chiang Mai. Two years ago, Paw noticed a mass on the right side of her neck. Her neighbor suggested she apply a natural remedy, but unfortunately, the mass remained and grew over time. In September 2019, she visited a local hospital in Thailand with her husband, but the surgery recommended was too expensive. She experiences pain near the site of the mass, and the mass is still growing. Paw sought treatment through our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF). She is scheduled to undergo mass removal surgery on August 16th, and now she needs to raise $1,500 to cover the total cost of her procedure and care. Paw shared, “I felt embarrassed and very upset when I first noticed that I had this problem. I will feel a lot better after my surgery because I have needed to receive it since I first went to see the doctor in 2019. In the future I want to look after my children and send them to school.”

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