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Mya is a teenager from Burma who needs $913 to fund gynecological surgery.

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March 21, 2019

Mya is a 15-year-old girl from Burma. She lives with her mother, sister and great-grandmother in Chaung Thaung Village, Kawkareik Twoship, Karen State.

Mya has been diagnosed with an ovarian tumor. She has been advised to undergo an oophorectomy, a procedure in which surgeons will remove her ovaries.

Fortunately, Mya is scheduled to undergo her oophorectomy on March 22. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $913 to cover the total cost of her procedure and care.

Mya said, “I would like to study nature and animals in the future. I like reading different kinds of books, watching movies and am also interested in sewing clothes. I sometimes help my mother sell mohinga when I have free time.”

Mya is a 15-year-old girl from Burma. She lives with her mother, sister and great-grandmother in Chaung Thaung Village, Kawkareik Twoship, K...

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Mya's Timeline

  • March 21, 2019

    Mya was submitted by Bue Wah Say, Project Officer at Burma Children Medical Fund, our medical partner in Burma.

  • March 22, 2019

    Mya was scheduled to receive treatment at Mae Sot General Hospital. 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.

  • March 22, 2019

    Mya's profile was published to start raising funds.


    Mya is currently raising funds for her treatment.

  • TBD

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

Funded by 25 donors

Funded by 25 donors

  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $913 for Mya's treatment
Hospital Fees
Medical Staff
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

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

Patients may experience heavy menstrual bleeding, pelvic pressure or pain, urinary and bowel dysfunction, backache, or leg pains.

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

Patients may experience intermittent pain in the abdomen and spotting. If the pain becomes debilitating and chronic, patients may be unable to participate in daily life. It may be difficult for women to care for their families, complete household tasks, and work.

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

Because of the sensitive nature of gynecological conditions, patients may delay seeking care. Many patients do not have the means to travel or pay for surgery or are not able to take time away from their family and work to seek treatment.

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

What does the treatment process look like?

The patient undergoes blood testing and an ultrasound scan to confirm the diagnosis. If the patient does not have any other medical conditions, surgery can be performed quickly. If the patient has another health condition, such as high blood pressure or diabetes, its symptoms must be managed before surgery. A patient usually spends about 4-5 days in the hospital.

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

After the surgery, the patient will no longer experience pain and will be able to resume normal daily activities. Pain, fatigue, menstruation abnormalities, and urinary dysfunction will be alleviated.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

Potential side effects include excessive blood loss, formation of scar tissue, pregnancy or childbirth complications, or the spread of a cancerous tumor.

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

Although this type of treatment is available in most of Burma, patients cannot access care because of the high cost of surgery.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

The alternative is a total abdominal hysterectomy (TAH). If the mass or cyst is very big, doctors will recommend a TAH. Although patients who have undergone a TAH cannot get pregnant, this procedure can save the life of the patient.

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.