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Dah Si from Burma raised $1,500 for life-saving heart surgery.

Dah Si
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
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Fully funded
Dah Si's treatment was fully funded on December 18, 2014.
June 19, 2015

Dah Si did not receive surgery as planned.

Our medical partner, Burma Border Projects (BBP), explains that Dah Si did not arrive for her surgery. “Multiple attempts have been made to contact Dah Si, but we have been unsuccessful thus far,” BBP shares.

While a rare occurrence, some patients choose not to receive surgery. However, if we receive subsequent information on Dah Si, we will provide an update.

Our medical partner, Burma Border Projects (BBP), explains that Dah Si did not arrive for her surgery. "Multiple attempts have been made to ...

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November 6, 2014

This is Dah Si. She’s 16-years-old and lives with her parents in Burma. The family works on a small vegetable farm to support themselves. Being self reliant is really important to them.

“Dah Si first became aware she had a heart condition in August this year, when she went to the doctor to get treatment for a bad cold and the attending doctor detected a heart murmur,” Burma Border Projects (BBP) tells us. “Dah Si said she currently feels fine and doesn’t see herself as a sick person.”

“This is not uncommon,” continues Dah Si. “Most people with mitral valve prolapse have no symptoms. One thing she does notice, however, is that she has heavy heart palpitations. Another thing she has noticed is that she has lost some weight over the last few months. She still has a good appetite but she struggles to keep food down.”

Clinicians at BBP have recommended a mitral valve replacement for Dah Si. The cost of this procedure is $1500 - not something the family can cover independently - but will benefit Dah Si greatly. “After receiving treatment in Thailand, Dah Shi can return to her family farm in Burma,” BBP writes. “She will be able to go about her daily life without having to worry about the impact of certain activities on her heart.”

This is Dah Si. She's 16-years-old and lives with her parents in Burma. The family works on a small vegetable farm to support themselves. Be...

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Dah Si's Timeline

  • November 6, 2014
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Dah Si was submitted by Kathryn Delahunty at Burma Children Medical Fund.

  • November 23, 2014
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Dah Si was scheduled to receive 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.

  • December 11, 2014
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Dah Si's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 19, 2015
    FUNDING ENDED

    Dah Si is no longer raising funds.

  • June 19, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Dah Si's treatment did not happen. Read the update.

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Funded by 22 donors

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Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Duncan

Duncan is a 23-year-old mechanic. He's a lively man who likes cracking jokes with friends to cheer everyone up. Duncan is the second born in a family of six and he is married with two children. He lives in a rented house at his local center with his family. He completed his high school studies but did not proceed to college because of a lack of school fees. He has always had to do a lot to take care of his siblings and provide for their needs, like school fees. Duncan learned mechanical skills from his local center by watching what the mechanics there were doing. He now hopes to study mechanical engineering to improve his skills but he is unable because of the financial burden he has of taking care of his siblings and young family. Despite this, he is still hopeful that he will manage to do so in the future. Two days ago, Duncan was involved in a severe accident and sustained a fracture on his right leg. He was riding a motorcycle in the evening from his place of work when it lost control and fell into a ditch. He was rushed to a nearby health facility for immediate care from where he was referred to our hospital. An X-Ray confirmed a right femur fracture. He also has chest pains hence needing hospital admission for management and to plan for his surgery. He is unable to walk, has pain, and feels all he can do is lie in bed and wait for help. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On October 8th, Duncan will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. This surgery will relieve him of the pain and help him walk again. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1145 to fund this procedure. Duncan says, “We are facing a difficult moment as a family, my parents cannot find money to buy food for the family without my assistance. There’s nothing else that matters other than seeing my family happy. I want to get healed and go back home to support their needs.”

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