Success! Sai from Burma raised $1,500 to fund a procedure to heal his heart defect.

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Sai's treatment was fully funded on August 29, 2022.
  • Sai's story
  • Sai's update
July 12, 2022

Photo of Sai post-operation

December 19, 2022

Sai underwent a procedure to heal his heart defect.

Sai’s surgery was a success! Before he received treatment, Sai experienced fatigue when he was active or walked long distances. His family w...

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Sai's Timeline

  • July 12, 2022

    Sai was submitted by Bridgitte Agocs at Burma Children Medical Fund.

  • July 12, 2022

    Sai 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.

  • July 12, 2022

    Sai's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 29, 2022

    Sai's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 19, 2022

    Sai's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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Zaw, who is 29 years old, lives with his wife and extended family members in Karen State, Burma. He and his wife are currently unemployed, although Zaw hopes to work as a second-hand motorbike seller. Zaw has had an irregular heartbeat since he was 10 years old. Although he visited a local clinic as a child, he was never provided a definitive diagnosis. By January 2022, he began to experience fatigue. His back and neck were stiff, and he lost his appetite. He also had difficulty sleeping, experienced a persistent cough and body aches, and his lips turned blue. After multiple hospital visits, Zaw was told he had a heart condition that required surgery. Unable to afford surgery in Burma, Zaw sought affordable care at Mae Tao Clinic (MTC) in Thailand. With the help of our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, he received a free echocardiogram, which revealed he had mitral valve regurgitation, atrial valve regurgitation, pulmonary valve regurgitation, and patent ductus arteriosus. He is now scheduled for a procedure at Kasemrad Prachachuen Hospital in Bangkok on April 18th to repair or replace three of his valves and address any other issues with his heart. Currently, Zaw continues to experience fatigue, thus he is unable to work. He experiences shortness of breath and a racing heartbeat, for which he requires oxygen therapy three times a day. He needs your help to raise the $1,500 to fund his life-changing surgery. Zaw said: “I want to be free from this disease as soon as possible. Thank you all for helping with my treatment cost.”

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