Success! Hla from Thailand raised $1,500 to fund mass removal surgery.

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Hla's treatment was fully funded on February 6, 2023.
  • Hla's story
  • Hla's update
September 9, 2022

Photo of Hla post-operation

February 28, 2023

Hla underwent life-changing mass removal surgery.

Before surgery, Hla felt pain and constant stress about her condition. She had to stop working since her condition worsened. After surgery, ...

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Hla's Timeline

  • September 9, 2022

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

  • September 11, 2022

    Hla received treatment at Mae Sot General Hospital in Thailand. 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 12, 2022

    Hla's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 6, 2023

    Hla's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 28, 2023

    Hla's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 44 donors

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Paw, who is 50 years old, lives with her husband, two daughters, and four sons in an internally displaced people (IDP) camp in Karen State in Burma. They have no source of income and rely on the food support they receive from donors every month. In her free time, Paw enjoys weaving traditional Karen shirts and foraging for vegetables in the forest. In 2021, Paw started to experience pain in her lower abdomen and back. At first, she thought the pain would go away on its own; instead, it only intensified. Last year, she felt a mass in her lower abdomen, but she could not afford to seek treatment at a hospital. After Paw and her family fled to the IDP camp in December 2022, she went to the clinic in the camp, where she could access free, basic health care. Paw was referred to Mae Sariang Hospital for evaluation. At the hospital, she had an ultrasound and was diagnosed with bilateral ovarian tumors. The doctor told her that she needs surgery to remove her uterus and both of her ovaries. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund Paw's surgery, which is scheduled to take place on April 23rd at Mae Sariang Hospital. After she has recovered from this procedure, Paw will no longer experience pain in her abdomen and back. "When the doctor told me I need to have the tumors removed, I felt happy that I will be free from this pain. I also feel very happy that your organization [BCMF] will help me pay for my treatment cost. I hope that I will recover soon, and that I will be able to work again. I want to say thank you so much to all the donors for their help. May they be blessed more and be prosperous,” said Paw.

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