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Zin from Burma raised $1,500 to remove kidney stones.

Zin
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Zin's treatment was fully funded on February 19, 2020.

Photo of Zin post-operation

December 23, 2019

Zin completed treatment.

Originally Zin was told that she would have gallstones removed, however, the doctor decided to remove her gallbladder during surgery. Today, Zin no longer has stomach aches, nor does she have any discomfort.

Zin said, “Now, I’m healthy again and my whole family is happy. When we learned that I would need to have surgery, my whole family felt stressed. My husband told me that he would try to treat me with herbal medicine first so that he could save money [for the surgery]. But I was not sure how long it would take him to save and he also did not know if the herbal medicine would help. When I received treatment for free from Watsi donors, my husband felt very happy! We would like to thank all the donors and people who helped.”

Originally Zin was told that she would have gallstones removed, however, the doctor decided to remove her gallbladder during surgery. Today,...

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October 2, 2019

Zin is a 37-year-old woman from Burma. She lives with her husband, son and two daughters in Myawaddy, Karen State. Her 17-year-old son and 13-year-old daughter go to school while her youngest daughter stays home as she is still very young. To make a living, Zin used to make different Burmese snacks and sell them at the nearby villages. But she recently stopped working due to her health condition. Sometimes, her husband works as a day labourer but Zin said she does not know how much he earns from that.

Six months ago, Zin started to experience stomach-ache so she went to a clinic. The doctor there did not do any investigations, instead, just prescribed her oral medication. Although Zin felt better with the medications she received at the clinic, her symptom returned after two months and she went back to see the same doctor. The doctor again prescribed her medications, but they only relieved her symptoms for a short time. In early September, Zin felt like her stomach-ache has worsened. She had it more often and the medications that she received at the clinic did not help her anymore. On 12 September 2019, Zin had a severe stomach-ache and for the last time, she returned to see the same doctor. On this visit, the doctor performed an ultrasound and said that there are stones in her common bile duct (CBD), a duct that carries bile from the gallbladder and liver into the duodenum (upper part of the small intestine).

Zin has been advised to undergo a biliary obstruction repair, a procedure to repair the blockage of the bile ducts, which carry bile from the liver to the gallbladder. If left untreated, Zin’s symptoms will continue to worsen and put her at risk for further health complications in the future.

After seeking treatment through our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF), Zin is scheduled to undergo her biliary obstruction repair on October 03. BCMF is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of Zin’s procedure and care.

Zin said, “I cannot do anything now. I want to get well soon and start working again. If not, my family will not have enough food”.

Zin is a 37-year-old woman from Burma. She lives with her husband, son and two daughters in Myawaddy, Karen State. Her 17-year-old son and 1...

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Zin's Timeline

  • October 2, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Zin was submitted by Bue Wah Say, Project Officer at Burma Children Medical Fund, our medical partner in Burma.

  • October 03, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Zin received treatment at Mae Sot General 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.

  • October 08, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Zin's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 23, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Zin. Read the update.

  • February 19, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Zin's treatment was fully funded.

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