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Success! Khin from Burma raised $1,500 to fund heart surgery.

Khin
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Khin's treatment was fully funded on February 1, 2018.
December 15, 2017

Khin underwent heart surgery.

She is now feeling much better than before. Hopefully, she will be fully recovered soon.

Her son says, “We are very grateful to have received your help. My mother is doing much better although she is weak at this moment. We know she will recover with time and we hope she will be able to function as a normal person in the future.”

She is now feeling much better than before. Hopefully, she will be fully recovered soon. Her son says, "We are very grateful to have rec...

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November 1, 2017

Khin is a 41-year-old woman who lives with her family in a village in Burma. She works as a day laborer making jaggery, a kind of sugar, from palm trees. Her eldest son works in a city, while the other children are still in school.

Khin became aware of her heart disease several years ago, when a doctor diagnosed her at a private clinic. Khin currently experiences exhaustion, palpitation, and insomnia. This prevents her from working.

Four months ago, she was informed that she needed to have surgery. Khin visited our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, and learned about Watsi. She is now scheduled to have surgery on November 3rd. Watsi is requesting $1,500 to help fund her procedure.

Khin said, “After I recover from heart surgery, I want to own a small grocery shop.”

Khin is a 41-year-old woman who lives with her family in a village in Burma. She works as a day laborer making jaggery, a kind of sugar, fro...

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Khin's Timeline

  • November 1, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Khin was submitted by Bue Wah Say, Project Officer at Burma Children Medical Fund.

  • November 3, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Khin received treatment at Pinlon Private Hospital in Burma. 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.

  • November 7, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Khin's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 15, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Khin's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • February 1, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Khin's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 26 donors

Funded by 26 donors

Treatment
Double Valves Replacement (Mitral and Aortic) with Tricuspid
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $6,378 for Khin's treatment
Subsidies fund $4,878 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$2,200
Medical Staff
$1,066
Medication
$0
Supplies
$2,600
Labs
$100
Radiology
$15
Other
$397
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

​What kinds of symptoms do patients experience before receiving treatment?

Patients may experience excessive sweating, extreme tiredness and fatigue, irregular heartbeat, rapid breathing or shortness of breath, chest pain, lightheadedness, or loss of consciousness.

​What is the impact on patients’ lives of living with these conditions?

Patients cannot do labor work—even doing household chores may tire them. Adults will be unable to care for their families, and children will be unable to play or attend school. As the condition progresses, patients may become unable to eat.

What cultural or regional factors affect the treatment of these conditions?

Patients cannot afford to go to the hospital. Many people rely on medications provided by dealers who are not authorized pharmacists.

  • Process
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Risks and side-effects
  • Accessibility
  • Alternatives

What does the treatment process look like?

Damaged valves are repaired and replaced during open heart surgery.

What is the impact of this treatment on the patient’s life?

This surgery saves lives. Children will return to school, and adults will return to working and caring for their families.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

Potential side effects include bleeding, infection, fever, swelling, inflammation, arrhythmias, damage to surrounding organs, stroke, and death. Heart surgery is more likely to be life-threatening for patients who are very sick before the surgery.

How accessible is treatment in the area? What is the typical journey like for a patient to receive care?

Many of our medical partner's patients live in remote areas. They cannot afford or access treatment because it is only available in large cities.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

There are no alternatives. If left untreated, this heart condition will become life-threatening for patients.

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.