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Tu Tu from Burma raised $1,500 to surgically repair her tetralogy of fallot.

Tu Tu
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Tu Tu's treatment was fully funded on September 21, 2014.
March 25, 2015

Tu Tu is unfortunately not going to receive the treatment you funded, so we've just sent you a gift card in the amount of your donation.

Unexpectedly, after her medical care was funded on Watsi, Tu Tu did not attend her pre-surgery appointments and, despite our medical partner’s best efforts, has been unreachable since then. While her doctors say they, “hope to reach her in the future so she can get the life saving treatment she requires,” she has not yet received medical care.

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Unexpectedly, after her medical care was funded on Watsi, Tu Tu did not attend her pre-surgery appointments and, despite our medical partner...

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August 5, 2014

Tu Tu is an 18-year-old girl living with her parents and brother in rural Burma. Our medical partner tells us, “Tutu has experienced cardiac symptoms since she was 9-years-old. These symptoms include heart palpitations, fatigue, pain in her chest and seizures.”

Tu Tu has a condition known as tetralogy of fallot, a congenital heart defect. Her condition has kept her from doing many of the things she wants to do. Our partners tell us that Tu Tu’s heart condition has “made it difficult for her to attend school and study. She also finds it difficult to help her mother with her house chores and cannot contribute to the family farm… she wishes to be like the other teenagers in her village who can do things for themselves and help their families.” Her parents work on their rice farm for a living, but they simply do not make enough to cover the costs of Tu Tu’s treatment.

For $1500, Tu Tu will get total correction surgical repair for her tetralogy of fallot. This treatment will greatly decrease the chest pain and fatigue Tu Tu now feels regularly. Due to her condition, Tu Tu had to drop out of school a few years ago. After treatment Tu Tu says she, “hopes to return to school so she can realize her dream of becoming a teacher.” Let’s come together and raise the money for Tu Tu to have this surgery and gain the freedom to do what she wants with her life!

Tu Tu is an 18-year-old girl living with her parents and brother in rural Burma. Our medical partner tells us, "Tutu has experienced cardiac...

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Tu Tu's Timeline

  • August 5, 2014
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Tu Tu was submitted by sar Lu Lu at Burma Children Medical Fund.

  • August 27, 2014
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Tu Tu was scheduled to receive 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

    Tu Tu's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 25, 2015
    FUNDING ENDED

    Tu Tu is no longer raising funds.

  • March 25, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Tu Tu's treatment did not happen. Read the update.

Funded by 11 donors

Funded by 11 donors

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