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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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