Success! Thu Zar from Thailand raised $1,500 to fund a total hysterectomy to remove uterine fibroids.

Thu Zar
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Thu Zar's treatment was fully funded on March 4, 2024.
  • Thu Zar's story
  • Thu Zar's update
August 20, 2023

Photo of Thu Zar post-operation

March 8, 2024

Thu Zar underwent a hysterectomy.

Zar's surgery was successful. She can sleep better, her appetite has increased, and is no longer experiencing discomfort. Zar expressed ...

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Thu Zar's Timeline

  • August 20, 2023
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Thu Zar was submitted by Dr. Phyoe Pyae Thu, Programs Assistant and Medical Advisor at Burma Children Medical Fund.

  • August 21, 2023
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Thu Zar 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.

  • August 23, 2023
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Thu Zar's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 4, 2024
    FULLY FUNDED

    Thu Zar's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 8, 2024
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Thu Zar's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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Kalar is a 53-year-old woman from Burma. She lives with her mother and daughter in Htantabin Township, Yangon Division village. Kalar used to sell vegetables, but she stopped in October because her condition was worsening. Kalar's mother is a homemaker. Kalar's daughter left school three years ago because she couldn't afford the school fees. Currently, she is working in a restaurant. Their monthly income is not enough for their daily expenses, and they have to borrow money from their friends to make ends meet and pay for basic medical costs. In 2017, Kalar's upper abdomen was in pain, and she went to a hospital in the village. There, she received an ultrasound, and the doctor told her that she had a small stone in her gall bladder and she would need medication to reduce the stone. She felt much better after taking the medication, and she didn't go to any clinic or hospital after that. In October 2023, Kalar's symptoms returned, and she visited the hospital in the town where she received the ultrasound. At the hospital, the doctor confirmed that Kalar had a large gallstone and would require surgery to heal. She could not afford to pay for the surgery, so she received medication and returned home. Her condition gradually got worse. Kalar has not been eating or sleeping well and is in pain. After seeking treatment through our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF), Kalar will be able to undergo gallbladder removal surgery on November 18th. BCMF requests $1,487 to cover Kalar's procedure and care costs. Kalar said, "I was upset because I couldn't work and support my mother and daughter. Now, I am so happy! I want to say thank you to all of the donors for supporting my surgery."

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