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Lar Paw from Thailand raised $1,500 to remove an ovarian cyst.

Lar Paw
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Lar Paw's treatment was fully funded on June 30, 2015.

Photo of Lar Paw post-operation

July 20, 2015

Lar Paw received surgery to remove an ovarian cyst.

“Before, constant pain forced Lar Paw to stop her work as a weaver and she could not even help with household chores,” explains our medical partner, Burma Border Projects. “Now she believes she will be able to find a new job in the community and help her parents around the house. Her dream is to become a medic and provide healthcare for other people in the refugee camp where she lives.”

“I can’t believe I feel so much better! I am so happy!” shares Lar Paw.

"Before, constant pain forced Lar Paw to stop her work as a weaver and she could not even help with household chores," explains our medical ...

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June 23, 2015

“When I began to experience excruciating pain there was nothing I could do,” says Lar Paw, a 21-year-old young woman from Thailand. “I didn’t understand what the matter was, I could only stay as I was and bare the situation as best as I could.”

Lar Paw has ovarian cysts. She lives in a refugee camp in Thailand with her mother and three younger siblings. Her father is a soldier who is able to visit his family between work duties. “She can walk, but she is very tired,” shares our medical partner, Burma Border Projects (BBP). “She often has headaches, sweats a lot and suffers from fatigue.”

“She and her family never borrow money, they just make do as best as they can with their limited income,” adds BBP. Prior to Lar Paw’s diagnosis, she “started working independently as a weaver using a traditional technique to make intricate tops.” She earned $66 USD per month. However, now that her condition has worsened, she is unable to work.

$1500 will fund the treatment Lar Paw needs to remove the cyst, which includes a total abdominal hysterectomy and removal of her ovaries. This treatment is the most safe and effective way to eliminate Lar Paw’s symptoms and prevent further anemia.

“I hope that I will be able to get better soon and be able to go back to my family and my work,” says Lar Paw. She also “wishes that her siblings will be able to continue with their education and to work in the community.”

“When I began to experience excruciating pain there was nothing I could do,” says Lar Paw, a 21-year-old young woman from Thailand. “I didn’...

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Lar Paw's Timeline

  • June 23, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Lar Paw was submitted by Amelia King at Burma Children Medical Fund.

  • June 23, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Lar Paw's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 24, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Lar Paw 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.

  • June 30, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Lar Paw's treatment was fully funded.

  • July 20, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Lar Paw. Read the update.

Funded by 29 donors

Funded by 29 donors

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