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Success! Soe from Burma raised $1,500 to treat painful gallstones.

Soe
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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Fully funded
Soe's treatment was fully funded on April 3, 2016.

Photo of Soe post-operation

May 20, 2016

Soe received successful surgery to remove her gallstones.

“After surgery, Soe feels so comfortable to move and she no longer feels any pains in her abdomen,” reports her medical team. “Before surgery, she was upset that she felt pain frequently but now she feels light and happy. She said that after she had surgery, she feels relaxed to move and can eat and sleep well. Soe’s family is happy and they no longer worry for her. She will go back home and can start to work again.”

Soe shared, “I was so delighted to have treatment [funded], because of the expensive operation fees in Burma. The donors from Watsi cared for me, and my family is very thankful for their donation.”

"After surgery, Soe feels so comfortable to move and she no longer feels any pains in her abdomen," reports her medical team. "Before surger...

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March 14, 2016

Soe is a 27-year-old woman who lives with her husband in Burma. Soe came to our medical partner, Burma Border Projects (BBP), seeking treatment for gallstones.

The gallbladder—a small, pear-shaped organ that sits under the liver—stores and drains bile. When an individual has gallstones, bile drainage may be blocked, causing irritation, spasms, pain, nausea, and vomiting.

“Soe is experiencing stomach and lower back pain making it difficult for her to sleep and eat,” BBP tells us. “Usually, when she eats, she feels nauseous and needs to vomit.”

Until recently, Soe had a job as a waitress at a hotel restaurant in Thailand, but her symptoms made it impossible for her to work. Facing financial trouble, she and her husband returned to Burma in the hopes of finding treatment for Soe and receiving support from their family.

For $1,500, Soe will undergo a laparotomy, a surgical procedure to access the abdominal cavity and remove the gallbladder. Funding also covers the costs of an eight-day hospital stay, transportation to and from the hospital, pre- and post-surgical consultations, and blood tests.

“Soe should fully recover following her gallstone surgery,” says BBP. “She should be able to return to her family and again find a job so that she and her husband can save money for their future.”

Soe looks forward to a successful operation. “I will work and save money for the next few years, and then, one day, we will have a happy family,” she shared in her pre-operative interview with BBP.

Soe is a 27-year-old woman who lives with her husband in Burma. Soe came to our medical partner, Burma Border Projects (BBP), seeking treatm...

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Soe's Timeline

  • March 14, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Soe was submitted by Carolyn Grant at Burma Children Medical Fund.

  • April 1, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Soe's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 3, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Soe's treatment was fully funded.

  • April 20, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Soe received treatment at Mae Sot General 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.

  • May 20, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Soe's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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