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Success! Ohn from Burma raised $1,500 to treat a biliary obstruction.

Ohn
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Ohn's treatment was fully funded on September 1, 2017.

Photo of Ohn post-operation

September 28, 2017

Ohn underwent biliary obstruction repair.

Surgery was successful, and she is no longer in pain.

She says, “My husband and I are immensely grateful for the treatment delivered through BCMF.”

Surgery was successful, and she is no longer in pain. She says, "My husband and I are immensely grateful for the treatment delivered thr...

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May 23, 2017

Ohn is a 62-year-old married woman and mother of five who lives in Burma. She and her husband plant and sell chilies and vegetables.

A month ago, Ohn started to have a stomachache. She took some traditional medicine and visited a local clinic twice, however her discomfort only intensified. Upon reaching our medical partner’s care center with severe pain and nausea, Ohn was diagnosed with a biliary obstruction, which is a blockage of the bile ducts.

Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to help cover the cost of Ohn’s biliary obstruction repair. The procedure is scheduled to take place on May 31 and, once completed, will hopefully allow Ohn to live more comfortably. Following surgery, Ohn is looking forward to tending to her plants at home; it pains her to have left them uncared for while she sought out treatment.

“I only want my wife to be healthy. I hope she will be better after the surgery,” says Ohn’s husband.

Ohn is a 62-year-old married woman and mother of five who lives in Burma. She and her husband plant and sell chilies and vegetables. A mo...

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Ohn's Timeline

  • May 23, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • May 30, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Ohn 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.

  • August 10, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ohn's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 01, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Ohn's treatment was fully funded.

  • September 28, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Ohn's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 8 donors

Funded by 8 donors

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Kesande

Kesande and her husband are small-scale farmers who grow sweet potatoes, Irish potatoes, and sorghum for their family to eat. She completed primary school until class seven, but did not proceed due to lack of school fees. Her firstborn is now 6 years old and in first grade at the local primary school. Their family owns a three-room semi-permanent house, which was constructed on the land given to them by the husband’s parents. Her husband lost his father and is only left with his old mother who greatly needs their support and care. Kesande is a mother of one, but this is her third pregnancy. She had c-section deliveries with her previous pregnancies, but unfortunately lost her first baby in 2012 when intra uterine fetal death occurred. However, her next delivery was successful in 2014. This pregnancy, she has had antenatal checkups from Kamuganguzi Health Centre where she was advised to go to a hospital that offers surgery services in May. She reported to Rushoroza Hospital on May 1st, 2020 at 1100 hours following the directive of the health centre. On assessment by the midwife, she recommends a c-section to protect the health of her and the baby. Their family has many responsibilities on their shoulders on top of their own family needs. They utilize the pieces of land that were given to them by the husband’s father and have no other sources of income. Kesande says, “I pray for a successful surgery. I plan to work even harder both physically and mentally to be able to secure and generate income that will enable us to take good care of the child we expect.”

9% funded

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$21raised
$196to go

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