Success! Daw Kyi from Burma raised $769 to fund lens replacement surgery so she can regain her independence.

Daw Kyi
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Daw Kyi's treatment was fully funded on January 19, 2024.
  • Daw Kyi's story
  • Daw Kyi's update
June 28, 2023

Photo of Daw Kyi post-operation

January 31, 2024

Daw Kyi underwent lens replacement surgery so she can regain her independence.

Before surgery, Kyi's vision in her right eye was blurry. She needed someone to guide her when she walked outside of her house and when she ...

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Daw Kyi's Timeline

  • June 28, 2023

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

  • July 5, 2023

    Daw Kyi's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 11, 2023

    Daw Kyi received treatment at KBC Hospital in Burma. 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 19, 2024

    Daw Kyi's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 31, 2024

    Daw Kyi's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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Kyaw is a 5-year-old boy from Burma. He lives with his parents, grandmother, and older sister. Kyaw’s father supports the family as a Wi-Fi technician, while his mother and grandmother take care of the household. Recently, Kyaw started nursery school. During his free time, he likes to play football with his friends and ride his bicycle. In June 2023, while playing outside with his friends, Kyaw was accidentally hit by a friend and injured his left eye. Since then, Kyaw began to experience blurring and watering in his left eye, sensitivity to light, accompanied by pain, itching, and redness around the eye. These symptoms have made it increasingly difficult for him to see clearly. Kyaw was diagnosed with retinal detachment, a condition in which the retina pulls away from the supportive tissue in the eye, resulting in vision loss. If left untreated, he could lose his vision completely. Kyaw is scheduled to undergo surgery to reattach his retina on March 11th. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care. After his surgery, Kyaw's vision will hopefully be restored and he can resume his daily activities comfortably. Kyaw’s mother said, “I am very thankful to BCMF and their donors. It was very difficult to find an organization that would help with the cost of treatment. It is good to know I can depend on others for support like this, without you, it would be very difficult for me to help my son.”

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