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Success! Mi Mi from Burma raised $1,500 to treat painful uterine fibroids.

Mi Mi
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Fully funded
Mi Mi's treatment was fully funded on January 10, 2016.

Photo of Mi Mi post-operation

February 8, 2016

Mi Mi had treatment for her painful uterine fibroids.

“Following the surgery, Mi Mi now feels so much better,” our medical partner, Burma Border Projects (BBP), shares. The operation to remove her uterus and cervix went well and after full recovery, Mi Mi will be able to return to her normal life without any difficulty breathing or moving around.

BBP details some of Mi Mi’s immediate improvements after the procedure: “She has no abdominal pain and she can urinate without any discomfort. She feels lighter and feels so much more comfortable. She also can eat and sleep well,” BBP continues. “Now she believes that she can go back home and can help her husband run the shop.”

“I feel so much happier after surgery,” Mi Mi expresses. “Before surgery my husband and I worried that I couldn’t be cured but now we are both so happy that I have had the treatment.”

"Following the surgery, Mi Mi now feels so much better," our medical partner, Burma Border Projects (BBP), shares. The operation to remove h...

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December 1, 2015

Mi Mi, a 48-year-old woman from Burma, was recently diagnosed with uterine fibroids–noncancerous growths that develop on the uterus and cause abdominal pain.

While she and her husband run a small shop from their home, Mi Mi’s condition limits her everyday activities. Our medical partner, Burma Border Projects (BBP) explains, “Mi Mi feels lethargic and finds it difficult to breathe. Also she finds it difficult to move around. When she feels pain she leaves her work and her husband has to prepare and look after the shop.”

“When Mi Mi walks a lot she has to stop because it is difficult to breathe well,” BBP continues. “She can eat and sleep well but she has discomfort. Mi Mi is so worried because this is the first time she has had a major medical problem and is scared of the surgery, but she knows that she needs it.”

For $1,500, Mi Mi will receive a total abdominal hysterectomy. This operation will remove her uterus and cervix–preventing the uterine fibroids from redeveloping in the future.

In addition to alleviating her pain, this procedure will prevent Mi Mi from developing anemia by stopping any excessive bleeding caused by her condition.

Mi Mi–who enjoys praying in her spare time–plans to return to helping her husband run their small shop after her recovery.

Mi Mi, a 48-year-old woman from Burma, was recently diagnosed with uterine fibroids--noncancerous growths that develop on the uterus and cau...

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Mi Mi's Timeline

  • December 1, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • December 15, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Mi Mi received 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.

  • January 01, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

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

  • January 10, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Mi Mi's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 08, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Mi Mi's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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