Success! Lwin from Thailand raised $1,500 to fund heart surgery.

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Lwin's treatment was fully funded on June 16, 2023.
  • Lwin's story
  • Lwin's update
January 12, 2023

Photo of Lwin post-operation

June 29, 2023

Lwin underwent heart surgery.

Before her surgery, Lwin had difficulty breathing and heart palpitations and often couldn't complete her household chores. Since her surgery...

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Lwin's Timeline

  • January 12, 2023

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

  • January 13, 2023

    Lwin received treatment at Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai Hospital in Thailand. 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 20, 2023

    Lwin's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 16, 2023

    Lwin's treatment was fully funded.

  • June 29, 2023

    Lwin's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 42 donors

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Saw Ywa, who is an eight year old fourth grader, lives with his parents, his two sisters, and a brother, in Mae Ra Ma Luang Refugee Camp in Thailand. His mother helps at home, while his father works for an organization in the refugee camp. Saw Ywa loves to go to school, and to play football. When Saw Ywa was two months old, his mother noticed a concerning swelling. His parents brought him to the clinic in the refugee camp, where they were told to bring Saw Ywa back when he was five years old, and at an appropriate age for surgery they were told. Over time, Saw Ywa’s parents noticed that the swelling was increasing in size. He would also experience pain sometimes. is parents brought him back to the clinic, and after another examination, Saw Ywa was diagnosed with an irreducible inguinal hernia, which would require surgery. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is seeking $1,486 to fund the hernia repair surgery that Saw Ywa needs. The procedure is currently scheduled for May 18th, at Mae Sariang Hospital. After he has recovered, Saw Ywa should no longer suffer from the pain that he lives with now. He should also be able to walk comfortably, and to be free of the embarrassment he feels by the visible bulge in a sensitive area. Saw Ywa’s father said: “He loves to play football with his friends. But sometimes, he feels ashamed to play because his friends will make fun of him. I hope after surgery he will be free from discomfort and shame.”

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