Saw Ta is a 36-year-old farmer from Burma who needs $1,500 to fund heart surgery.

Saw Ta
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Saw Ta's story

April 9, 2024

Saw Ta's Timeline

  • April 9, 2024
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Saw Ta was submitted by Bue Wah Say, Project Officer at Burma Children Medical Fund.

  • April 10, 2024
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Saw Ta was scheduled to receive treatment at Kasemrad Prachachuen 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 10, 2024
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Saw Ta's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Saw Ta is currently raising funds for his treatment.

  • TBD
    UPDATE IN PROGRESS

    Saw Ta's treatment update from Burma Children Medical Fund is in progress.

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