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Awar from Burma raised $1,500 so she can provide for her children again.

Awar
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Fully funded
Awar's treatment was fully funded on March 4, 2015.

Photo of Awar post-operation

May 20, 2015

Awar received life-changing surgery.

“Thank you so much,” says Awar. “All of the donors and doctors who have given me new life - thank you for enabling me to live a long life.”

Awar’s doctor at Burma Border Projects tells us: “After Awar received surgery to have a stone the size of an egg removed from [her] bladder, she said that she feels so much better. She doesn’t feel any pain in her abdomen and has already had her stitches out. She has a good appetite and can eat and sleep well, she can also urinate without experiencing pain and says that her condition has remarkably improved. She is looking forward to returning to her children and making snacks to sell in the market.”

“If I didn’t have surgery then I’m sure I would have died,” Awar adds. “But now, I feel so happy, so much better than before and I am very grateful for all of the help.”

"Thank you so much," says Awar. "All of the donors and doctors who have given me new life - thank you for enabling me to live a long life." ...

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February 20, 2015

“Awar sells snacks for a living,” says our medical partner, Burma Border Projects (BBP). “On average, she makes around $2 per day. However, because she has two children to feed, she accepts half of her day’s earnings in rice and the other half in money.”

Awar is a 37-year-old single mother from Burma. About three years ago, she was diagnosed with bladder stones and underwent surgery. Her condition has since returned. “Awar is experiencing urine obstruction, abdominal and back pain, nausea and diarrhea,” says BBP. “She is very sad to be in the same situation again but is hopeful she can get the surgery she needs and be finished with urological problems for good.”

For $1,500, BBP can treat Awar and allow her relief from symptoms, as well as give her the chance to work and generate income again. Since seeking treatment in Thailand she has had to stop working and be apart from her two children. This trip to receive treatment has now put her into debt.

Awar has big dreams for the future – she hopes to move to Bangkok with her children, where there are more opportunities for work and education. “It hurts Awar to not be able to provide for her children the way she wants to with her present circumstance,” says BBP. “She believes Bangkok will be the chance she and her children need to live a better and happy life.”

Let’s help make it happen for her!

"Awar sells snacks for a living," says our medical partner, Burma Border Projects (BBP). "On average, she makes around $2 per day. However, ...

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Awar's Timeline

  • February 20, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Awar was submitted by kathryn delahunty at Burma Children Medical Fund.

  • February 22, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Awar's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 23, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Awar received treatment. 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 4, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Awar's treatment was fully funded.

  • May 20, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Awar. Read the update.

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U Nyan

U Nyan is a 62-year-old man who lives with his wife in Mon State, Burma. He used to work as a tricycle taxi driver as well as a day labourer but since he had stroke around three months ago, he stopped working. His wife also had a stroke and cannot work. They have a daughter who works across the border in Bangkok, and she sends them some money every three or four months. However, the amount that her daughter sends is not enough for U Nyan and his wife for their daily expenses and they shared that, occasionally, their neighbor also gives them food. Recently, U Nyan noticed a small lump on his left elbow, which rapidly became enlarged and painful. Currently, U Nyan is in a lot of pain and cannot sleep. After seeking treatment at various clinics and hospitals, U Nyan was finally referred to Mawlamyine Christian Leprosy Hospital (MCLH) where he was diagnosed with an abscess around his left elbow joint and scheduled for surgery on May 9th. When he told the doctor that he could not afford to pay for his surgery, the doctor referred him to our medical partner Burma Children Medical Fund for financial assistance accessing surgery. He has already borrowed about $350 so far to help with his diagnosis and treatment, and people in his community have pitched in to support him financially. Our medical partner is helping him raise $760 for his surgery. “After surgery I want to go home and look after my wife. I want to listen to sermons, meditate and do good deeds,” shared U Nyan.

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