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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
$1,500
raised
$0
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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.

Funded by 22 donors

Funded by 22 donors

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Ronald

Ronald is a middle-aged farmer from Kenya who is the thirdborn in a family of six. He and his family all live in semi-permanent houses and work as small-scale farmers. His father passed away years ago, so his mother, who is diabetic, was left to care for the children alone. Ronald studied up to the college level, but he could not secure a job in his field, so he now works as a casual laborer. He also helps his mother with house chores since she is sick and on medication, making it difficult for her to do them alone. With the income he earns through doing casual labor, Ronald helps support his family's basic day-to-day needs. Ronald was recently involved in a road traffic accident while traveling as a passenger on a motorbike. After his driver lost control due to being hit by another motorbike, they both fell on the tarmacked road, and the motorbike landed on Ronald's lower limbs. Fortunately, there were people around who helped them, but he could not manage to stand. He had to be lifted onto a passenger service vehicle, which took him to the hospital. Since he sustained an open fracture to his foot during the accident, it was treated as an emergency, and he was immediately taken to the operating room for cleaning and debridement. He was then admitted to the ward and is now waiting to undergo fracture repair surgery. He is currently in pain and unable to use his limb Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On August 12th, Ronald will undergo a fracture repair procedure called an open reduction and internal fixation. After the procedure, he will no longer be in pain and will be able to walk and work again. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,145 to fund this procedure. Ronald says, "I earn a living through casual jobs, which some are near and some are far from home. This state has actually brought me down. Please help me so that I may not be a burden once I am able to work.”

45% funded

45%funded
$522raised
$623to go

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