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Success! Sweet from Burma raised $1,500 to fund a mass removal procedure.

Sweet
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Fully funded
Sweet's treatment was fully funded on November 5, 2018.

Photo of Sweet post-operation

November 6, 2018

Sweet underwent a mass removal procedure.

Sweet is now active, and she does not cry as often as before the surgery. Her mother is extremely happy to see Sweet playing and smiling.

Her mother says, “I would like to say thanks to the donors and everyone else, who helped my daughter in receiving treatment. Without your support, our family will not be able to afford paying for her treatment.”

Sweet is now active, and she does not cry as often as before the surgery. Her mother is extremely happy to see Sweet playing and smiling. ...

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September 13, 2018

Sweet is a four-month old baby girl from Burma. She lives with her parents, grandparents, uncle, and two aunts. They live on a family farm.

Sweet was born at home with the assistance of a traditional birthing assistant. Shortly after birth, Sweet’s mother noticed that she had a mass near her tailbone. At ten days old, Sweet was taken to Mae Tha Rain Clinic. The medic prescribed a medication and they stayed in the clinic for one month for monitoring. Sweet is able to sleep and eat well, but the mass is growing at a steady rate. Sweet experiences no pain related with her condition but the mass is increasing in size, and it makes Sweet’s parent worry.

Sweet’s family sought treatment through our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund. She is now scheduled to undergo mass removal surgery on September 18. The family is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of her procedure and care.

Her mother says, “I am worried to see my daughter’s mass is increasing in size but I am also happy that she will receive surgery soon. I am excited and looking forward to see she will be cured and become healthy after the surgery.”

Sweet is a four-month old baby girl from Burma. She lives with her parents, grandparents, uncle, and two aunts. They live on a family farm. ...

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Sweet's Timeline

  • September 13, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • September 18, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Sweet received treatment at Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai 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.

  • September 21, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Sweet's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 05, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Sweet's treatment was fully funded.

  • November 06, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Sweet's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Treatment
Removal of Benign Tumor
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $3,080 for Sweet's treatment
Subsidies fund $1,580 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,326
Medical Staff
$475
Medication
$7
Supplies
$400
Travel
$112
Labs
$86
Radiology
$567
Other
$107

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Mya Mya

Mya Mya is a 40-year-old-woman who lives and work with her elder sister for a herbal medicine production workshop in Sanchaung Township, Yangon Division in Burma. They are originally from Bago Division and moved a few years ago. Since Mya Mya was 18 years old she has felt bronchial asthma and suffered from difficulty breathing. Sometimes she feels severely tired. She went to a health worker at her village and the health worker told her to go and see heart specialist in Yangon. However, at that time she did not have money to go to Yangon, so she did not go. She has only used herbal medicine for treating difficulty breathing since she was 18-year-old, which did help her feel better. For the last four months at night she has severe difficulty breathing, so she woke her sister up and asked her sister to send her to a private clinic called Yaung Chi Oo in Yangon. After the doctor's examination, she was told her that she needs to go and see heart specialist doctor. Then the doctor gave her an injection and some oral medication. Then, she went to Thiri Sandar Private Hospital on January 31, 2020 where she received an echocardiogram. The doctor told her that she has heart disease and she needs surgery. On February 5, Mya Mya went to Kan Thar Yar Hospital (KTYH) as suggested by the doctor at Thiri Sandar Hospital. The doctor at KTYH performed another echo before diagnosing her with large ventricular septal defect (VSD). The doctor at KTYH also told her that she needs surgery. Unfortunately, Mya Mya and her family cannot afford to pay for the surgery. After talking to the nurses and doctor about her problem, the nurses who know Watsi Partner Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF) refered her to BCMF. Mya May needs to stop working because of her tiredness. She is worried about her parents because if she cannot work. She shared, "If I recover from my disease, I need to work for my parents, to support them.”

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