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Pyin is a day laborer from Burma who needs $1,500 to fund heart surgery.

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July 4, 2017

Pyin is a 42-year-old Burmese woman from Mandalay Division in Burma. She is married with four children.

After experiencing high fever and swelling in 2016, Pyin was diagnosed with a disorder of her heart’s mitral valve, the valve that separates the upper and lower left chambers. She needs surgery to fix her condition.

On July 10, surgeons will replace her mitral valve, allowing it to close properly and preventing blood from leaking through. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, requests $1,500 for Pyin’s medical care.

Pyin hopes for a speedy recovery, saying, “I hope to be able to return to work soon, so that I can support my family. I want to be a good mother for my children.”

Pyin is a 42-year-old Burmese woman from Mandalay Division in Burma. She is married with four children. After experiencing high fever an...

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Pyin's Timeline

  • July 4, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Pyin was submitted by Carolyn Grant at Burma Children Medical Fund, our medical partner in Burma.

  • July 10, 2017
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Pyin was scheduled to receive treatment at Pinlon Private Hospital.

  • August 09, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Pyin's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Pyin is currently raising funds for her treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Pyin's treatment update from Burma Children Medical Fund.

Funded by 10 donors

Funded by 10 donors

Treatment
Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $4,878 for Pyin's treatment
Subsidies fund $3,378 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,500
Medical Staff
$1,066
Medication
$0
Supplies
$1,800
Labs
$100
Radiology
$15
Other
$397
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

​What kinds of symptoms do patients experience before receiving treatment?

Patients may experience excessive sweating, extreme tiredness and fatigue, irregular heartbeat, rapid breathing or shortness of breath, chest pain, lightheadedness, or loss of consciousness.

​What is the impact on patients’ lives of living with these conditions?

Patients cannot do labor work—even doing household chores may tire them. Adults will be unable to care for their families, and children will be unable to play or attend school. As the condition progresses, patients may become unable to eat.

What cultural or regional factors affect the treatment of these conditions?

Patients cannot afford to go to the hospital. Many people rely on medications provided by dealers who are not authorized pharmacists.

  • Process
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Risks and side-effects
  • Accessibility
  • Alternatives

What does the treatment process look like?

Damaged valves are repaired and replaced during open heart surgery.

What is the impact of this treatment on the patient’s life?

This surgery saves lives. Children will return to school, and adults will return to working and caring for their families.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

Potential side effects include bleeding, infection, fever, swelling, inflammation, arrhythmias, damage to surrounding organs, stroke, and death. Heart surgery is more likely to be life-threatening for patients who are very sick before the surgery.

How accessible is treatment in the area? What is the typical journey like for a patient to receive care?

Many of our medical partner's patients live in remote areas. They cannot afford or access treatment because it is only available in large cities.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

There are no alternatives. If left untreated, this heart condition will become life-threatening for patients.

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.