Bye Kon from Burma raised $1,500 to remove a painful myoma.

Bye Kon
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Bye Kon's treatment was fully funded on October 6, 2015.
  • Bye Kon's story
  • Bye Kon's update
September 10, 2015

Photo of Bye Kon post-operation

October 15, 2015

Bye Kon had her painful myoma successfully removed.

"My health condition might have shortened my life, but now that I have received surgery I will live a longer and happier life," Bye Kon shar...

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Bye Kon's Timeline

  • September 10, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Bye Kon was submitted by Carolyn Grant at Burma Children Medical Fund.

  • September 11, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Bye Kon 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 25, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Bye Kon's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 6, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Bye Kon's treatment was fully funded.

  • October 15, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Bye Kon. Read the update.

Funded by 48 donors

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