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Success! San from Burma raised $1,500 to fund thyroid surgery.

San
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
San's treatment was fully funded on August 8, 2018.

Photo of San post-operation

July 5, 2018

San underwent thyroid surgery.

Since San’s surgery, she feels a lot better. She feels more comfortable moving her neck, and she can also eat and sleep well. San is returning home and will spend time with her family.

San said, “This treatment means a lot to me. Before I received surgery my children, they did not want me to do surgery because they worried a lot for me. But after surgery when I phoned them, they were very happy because my surgery was successful. Now, I can work comfortably and make more money and live with my family.”

Since San's surgery, she feels a lot better. She feels more comfortable moving her neck, and she can also eat and sleep well. San is returni...

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June 15, 2018

San is a 55-year-old woman who was born and raised in Thae Phyu village in Yangon Division, Burma. She lives with her husband, son, two daughters, son-in-law, and two-year-old grandson. She and her family are all subsistence farmers on their own land, which has pigs, chickens, and produce. In her free time, San likes to watch TV.

When she was 14 or 15 years old, San first noticed a small growth on her neck—the start of the goiter. It was the size of the tip of her pinky finger. Her parents suggested she go to the clinic to investigate it and get surgery, but because it did not cause her pain or any other problems, she did not do anything about it. Gradually, as she aged, and with each of her four pregnancies, the goiter grew in size. Over the years, many people told her she could get treatment.

In the last year, the goiter has started to make eating and drinking uncomfortable. Fortunately, she visited our medical partner and is scheduled to undergo thyroid surgery on June 18. She needs help funding this $1,500 procedure.

She hopes that the surgery will make her neck better and allow her to continue to do her farm work long into the future.

San is a 55-year-old woman who was born and raised in Thae Phyu village in Yangon Division, Burma. She lives with her husband, son, two daug...

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San's Timeline

  • June 15, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    San was submitted by Bue Wah Say, Project Officer at Burma Children Medical Fund, our medical partner in Burma.

  • June 18, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    San 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.

  • June 19, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    San's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 05, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    San's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • August 08, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    San's treatment was fully funded.

Treatment
Thyroidectomy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $3,972 for San's treatment
Subsidies fund $2,472 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,153
Medical Staff
$1,271
Medication
$4
Supplies
$853
Labs
$50
Radiology
$510
Other
$131

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