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Beau Haynes

Beau's Story

Beau joined Watsi on August 17th, 2017. 9 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Beau's most recent donation supported Katsika, a man from Malawi, to fund prostate surgery.

Impact

Beau has funded healthcare for 7 patients in 6 countries.

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Khin Wint

Meet Khin Wint, an 18-month-old baby girl from Burma. She lives in a village with her mother, siblings, and extended family. Her father has been living and working in Thailand for the past two years, sending money back to his family twice a year. While this income covers the daily needs of the family, it is not enough to cover any extra unforeseen costs—including healthcare. This has become a problem for the family because Khin Wint recently underwent surgery for a rare birth defect known as encephalocele. This means that part of Khin Wint’s skull failed to close completely while she was in utero, and so a portion of her brain and its membranes protruded from between her eyes. Prior to surgery, Khin Wint’s encephalocele had been growing steadily in size and was painful to the touch. Fortunately, through the aid of our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF), Khin Wint was able to receive an operation to remedy her encephalocele on April 3 of this year. She received Watsi funding for that [surgery](https://watsi.org/profile/b1f990acf80c-khin-wint). Now, however, Khin Wint has a fever. She needs to undergo a CT scan in order to determine whether the fever is due to excess fluid building up in the aftermath of the procedure. If this is the case, the doctor will insert a shunt to drain liquid away from the head and towards other parts of Khin Wint’s body, where the fluid can be safely absorbed. With your help, we can cover the cost of this vital test, set to take place on April 4. $693 will pay for Khin Wint’s CT scan, in addition to her three-day hospital stay and roundtrip travel to the medical center. "I am happy that my daughter has received surgery,” Khin Wint’s mother shares, “but I am still worried about her recovery.” Let’s help put those worries to rest by ensuring that Khin Wint’s doctor has all of the information necessary to oversee her safe recuperation.

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