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Hsa from Burma raised $1,500 so he can breathe comfortably.

Hsa
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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Fully funded
Hsa's treatment was fully funded on September 28, 2015.

Photo of Hsa post-operation

October 23, 2015

Hsa received surgery to help him breathe comfortably again.

“Prior to surgery Hsa experienced nasal discharge, dizziness, headaches, difficulty breathing and sometimes he could not hear well,” shares our medical partner, Burma Border Projects. “Often he missed work when his symptoms were bad. Since his surgery he no longer has symptoms and is looking forward to returning to work.”

“I am so happy that I can breathe well,” says Hsa. “I plan to stay healthy and work and send money home to my family, so that my youngest brother and sister can attend school.”

"Prior to surgery Hsa experienced nasal discharge, dizziness, headaches, difficulty breathing and sometimes he could not hear well," shares ...

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September 2, 2015

Meet Hsa, a 27-year-old man from Burma. Hsa works on a rice farm and also makes coal from wood to sell so he can support his family.

Hsa came to our medical partner, Burma Border Projects (BBP), with a mass inside his nasal passage and adjacent sinus. “Hsa first noticed symptoms related to his condition six years ago when he was 21,” says BBP. “He said that he had difficulty breathing, had a sore throat, and a yellow-colored discharge started to drip from his nose.”

Hsa sought medical care on multiple occasions, but the medicines he received did not relieve his symptoms, BBP adds. “His head throbs, he cannot breathe well, and he has trouble hearing due to the drainage.”

“I have to miss work in the rice fields when my symptoms are particularly bad,” says Hsa. His inability to work prevents him from sending money home to support his family and pay school fees for his sisters.

With $1,500, Hsa can undergo surgery to remove the mass from his nose and sinus. Funding also pays for 15 days of hospital care immediately after surgery and two outpatient visits for follow-up care.

“It is expected that if Hsa has treatment for his condition, that he will be able to return to work so that he can earn money to support his parents and siblings,” BBP tells us. “He will no longer be in discomfort/pain and will be able to sleep well.”

“If I can get well, I will be able to make money and send it home to my family,” says Hsa.

Meet Hsa, a 27-year-old man from Burma. Hsa works on a rice farm and also makes coal from wood to sell so he can support his family. Hsa ...

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Hsa's Timeline

  • September 2, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Hsa was submitted by Carolyn Grant at Burma Children Medical Fund.

  • September 25, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Hsa's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 28, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Hsa 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.

  • September 28, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Hsa's treatment was fully funded.

  • October 23, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Hsa. Read the update.

Funded by 18 donors

Funded by 18 donors

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