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Success! Cho Mar from Thailand raised $1,500 to treat painful uterine fibroids.

Cho Mar
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Cho Mar's treatment was fully funded on January 5, 2016.

Photo of Cho Mar post-operation

February 11, 2016

Cho Mar received treatment for her painful uterine fibroids.

Before receiving treatment, Cho Mar was experiencing heavy bleeding and painful abdominal pain from her uterine fibroids, and also faced future health complications. Our medical partner, Burma Border Projects (BBP), shares that “following the surgery, Cho Mar feels much better. She takes medicine and no longer experiences any pain.”

Her day to day life will also become much easier, and she won’t experience pain like she did before. “She can go to the toilet comfortably. She can eat and sleep well,” BBP continues. “She also no longer worries about her conditions as she did before.”

“In the future I want to work hard with my husband and save money then I plan to return to Burma and open a shop,” Cho Mar shares.

Before receiving treatment, Cho Mar was experiencing heavy bleeding and painful abdominal pain from her uterine fibroids, and also faced fut...

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December 9, 2015

“In the future, we want to return to Burma and open a shop where we will sell dried food,” says Cho Mar, a 44-year-old farmer who moved to Thailand with her husband in order to find better work opportunities.

“Four years ago, Cho Mar started experiencing heavy bleeding,” reports our medical partner, Burma Border Projects (BBP). This was also accompanied by abdominal pains, but after a few months her symptoms subsided so she did not seek any treatment.

This past September, however, the same symptoms came back and she also felt a mass in her abdomen. When Cho Mar came to the clinic for an ultrasound, she was diagnosed with a uterine myoma - a non-cancerous growth of fibroids in the uterus caused by abnormal development of muscle cells. If left untreated, these uterine fibroids will continue to grow and cause her severe pain and blood loss.

Financing Cho Mar’s medical treatment has been very difficult. Cho Mar and her husband do not have ID documentation, so transportation to reach medical treatment has been very expensive. Drivers often over-charge them, and there are several police/immigration checkpoints along the way where they must pay additional fees.

Even though Cho Mar’s husband works seven days a week on the farm, Cho Mar has been unable to work the past seven months due to her condition. BBP explains, “They have to use their money wisely, because it’s just enough to cover their daily expenses. They cannot save or pay for unexpected costs.”

With $1500, Cho Mar will have a hysterectomy where doctors will surgically remove her uterus and prevent the uterine fibroids from redeveloping in the future. After her surgery, Cho Mar will no longer have pain and discomfort so she can return to work on the farm with her husband.

Cho Mar is eager to return home healthy so she can continue working towards her goals. “My dream is to go back to work so that we can start to save money,” Cho Mar shares with us.

"In the future, we want to return to Burma and open a shop where we will sell dried food," says Cho Mar, a 44-year-old farmer who moved to T...

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Cho Mar's Timeline

  • December 9, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Cho Mar was submitted by Carolyn Grant at Burma Children Medical Fund, our medical partner in Thailand.

  • December 21, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Cho Mar 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.

  • January 01, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Cho Mar's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 05, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Cho Mar's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 11, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Cho Mar's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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