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Ro from Burma raised $1,500 to fund surgery on her thyroid.

Ro
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Ro's treatment was fully funded on October 18, 2017.
January 17, 2018

Ro did not receive treatment as expected.

When Ro arrived for surgery, the doctor did another x-ray and decided that she doesn’t need surgery yet. She will return to the hospital for a followup in a few months. At that time, she will be re-eligible for Watsi funding.

When Ro arrived for surgery, the doctor did another x-ray and decided that she doesn't need surgery yet. She will return to the hospital for...

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September 17, 2017

Ro is a 42-year-old mother living in Burma. While Ro’s children are in school, she spends her time taking care of the family’s small farm and studying the Bible. She also teaches at the Sunday school in the church where her husband works as an assistant pastor.

Ro first noticed that her thyroid was swollen about three years ago. She visited a private clinic, where she had an ultrasound and received oral medication. Doctor’s recommended surgery but Ro worried about the cost. Unfortunately, Ro’s symptoms continued to worsen, causing her significant discomfort. She was referred to Mae Sot Hospital, our medical partner’s care center, where doctors strongly recommended she have surgery to remove both cystic and solid modules from her thyroid. Without treatment, Ro’s symptoms—including exhaustion, heart palpitations, and throat pain—will continue to worsen.

Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund Ro’s surgery, which will take place on September 21. Ro is very worried about her condition but hopes that with proper treatment she can recover. She says, “After I have fully recovered from this condition, I want to be involved in church activities and Sunday school again.”

Ro is a 42-year-old mother living in Burma. While Ro's children are in school, she spends her time taking care of the family's small farm an...

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Ro's Timeline

  • September 17, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • September 21, 2017
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Ro was scheduled to receive 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.

  • September 25, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ro's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 17, 2018
    FUNDING ENDED

    Ro is no longer raising funds.

  • January 17, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

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

Funded by 12 donors

Funded by 12 donors

Treatment
Thyroidectomy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $3,972 for Ro's treatment
Subsidies fund $2,472 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,153
Medical Staff
$1,271
Medication
$4
Supplies
$853
Labs
$50
Radiology
$510
Other
$131

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Beatrice

Beatrice is a quiet lady in her early 50’s who has been blessed with six children, now ages 14-27. She runs a small grocery at the marketplace to provide for her family. Beatrice's husband doesn’t have a stable job. He does casual jobs across the village such as clearing bushes to meet the needs of his family. Beatrice and her family live in a two-bedroom house constructed with mud. They depend mostly on their daily jobs for food and save a little to pay school fees for their children and bills at the end of the month. A week ago, Beatrice sustained a left arm injury after fainting. Beatrice was brought to Kapsowar Hospital and an X-Ray was done which confirmed a fracture to her left humerus. Beatrice shared that she has a history of fainting and subsequently falling. Beatrice is in pain and she is unable to attend to her normal day-to-day things now. Beatrice is concerned that she can’t cook for her family or run her grocery business due to her injury. Beatrice had a cast applied about a week ago and was discharged to go home to look for funds for her surgery. A week later, Beatrice returned to the hospital with no hope of raising funds for her surgery. Their family is unable to raise the required amount with their low wages only able to afford daily needs like meals and clothing. Fortunately, our medical partner can help. On September 7th, Beatrice will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation procedure. Beatrice will no longer be in pain, she will be able to attend to her grocery business and take care of her family. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $941 to fund this procedure. Beatrice says, “Life has never been the same since I broke my hand. I am worried about my children who need care every day. My hope is to get treated so that I can continue supporting my family.”

18% funded

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$171raised
$770to go

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