Success! Khin from Burma raised $1,500 to fund heart surgery.

Khin
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Khin's treatment was fully funded on April 21, 2018.
  • Khin's story
  • Khin's update
March 8, 2018

Photo of Khin post-operation

April 13, 2018

Khin underwent heart surgery.

Since her surgery, Khin looks more healthy and active. She is no longer constantly tired and dizzy. She is now able to walk long distances. ...

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Khin's Timeline

  • March 8, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Khin was submitted by Than Than Oo at Burma Children Medical Fund.

  • March 9, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Khin's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 28, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Khin received treatment at Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai Hospital in Thailand. 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.

  • April 13, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Khin's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • April 21, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Khin's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 26 donors

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