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Mi Soe from Thailand raised $1,000 for a splenectomy so she can go to school.

Mi Soe
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Mi Soe's treatment was fully funded on September 19, 2014.

Photo of Mi Soe post-operation

February 27, 2015

Mi Soe received a splenectomy to treat a genetic disorder.

The operation was a success!

“Since surgery, Mi Soe feels a lot better,” her doctor tells us. “She is able to sleep and eat normally and has more energy. Best of all she doesn’t have to receive blood transfusions any more so she is really happy. When asked what Mi Soe wants to do now she is feeling better, she said she will sing, read and write. These are her favorite activities.”

“Thank you so much,” Mi Soe’s mother says. “I couldn’t help my daughter by myself. I couldn’t afford the treatment costs. I’m very happy and grateful for everyone’s help.”

The operation was a success! "Since surgery, Mi Soe feels a lot better," her doctor tells us. "She is able to sleep and eat normally and ...

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July 24, 2014

Meet eight-year-old Mi Soe! Mi Soe lives with her parents and younger brother in Thailand. Her parents work as agricultural day laborers in their village, planting beans and corn to make money. Due to the seasonal nature of their work, they sometimes aren’t able to make ends meet and have to ask around for small loans. Despite their circumstances, Mi Soe’s mother dreams of sending Mi Soe and her brother to school.

“When Mi Soe was just two years old,” our medical partner writes, “she began showing signs of Thalassemia,” a genetic disorder which causes the body to produce abnormal hemoglobin resulting in symptoms like anemia, fatigue and stunted growth. “She had a fever and couldn’t eat or sleep, she became very weak and wasn’t able to walk. Since then she has had to come regularly to a clinic along the border for blood transfusions and medicine.”

Mi Soe can’t attend school because she is too weak to walk. Without treatment, Mi Soe will continue to experience fatigue, jaundice, abdominal swelling, shortness of breath and overall weakness.

For $1,000, Mi Soe will receive a splenectomy, or a spleen removal, with professional medical care before, during and after her surgery. This treatment will increase Mi Soe’s energy levels and overall appetite while reducing abdominal swelling. Eventually, she will have enough energy to walk again so she can go to school.

Meet eight-year-old Mi Soe! Mi Soe lives with her parents and younger brother in Thailand. Her parents work as agricultural day laborers in ...

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Mi Soe's Timeline

  • July 24, 2014
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Mi Soe was submitted by Amelia King at Burma Children Medical Fund.

  • July 25, 2014
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Mi Soe received 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.

  • September 10, 2014
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Mi Soe's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 19, 2014
    FULLY FUNDED

    Mi Soe's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 27, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Mi Soe. Read the update.

Funded by 13 donors

Funded by 13 donors

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Rin

Rin is a 47-year-old farmer. Rin and his wife have three children, one son, two daughters, and one grandchild. His daughters are married, his son still lives at home and is a cook at a local restaurant. In 2019, Rin was hit by a car while on his motorcycle and fractured his right tibia and fibula. He was treated for his fracture at a local hospital, with external fixation of the bones to repair his fracture. A year later, the external fixation was removed, he had a fever and active infection, and his bones did not heal properly. On the advice of his neighbor, he visited Children's Surgical Centre in June and was given antibiotics for a month to clear up the infection prior to any surgery. He was not able to return until December due to the coronavirus lockdown and provincial restrictions for travel. He's unable to put weight on his leg and must use crutches. He feels unwell most of the time and has swelling and pain. His leg has not healed properly - it is bowed and the bone is freely moveable. Right now he cannot work on his farm or make money to feed his family. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, can help. On December 14th, Rin will undergo a fracture repair procedure, which will cost $465. Proper correction and alignment of his bones will help him return to full function and to farming to support his family. "I hope after surgery my leg will finally heal, and I will be able to walk again. I want to work on my farm to feed my family and make sure my grandchild will go to school."

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$309to go

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