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Tha Moe from Burma raised $1,500 to treat a birth defect on his spinal cord.

Tha Moe
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Tha Moe's treatment was fully funded on September 27, 2015.

Photo of Tha Moe post-operation

October 23, 2015

Tha Moe received treatment for the birth defect on his spinal cord.

“Following his surgery, Tha Moe still does not currently have any feeling in his right foot, but he can walk,” reports our medical partner, Burma Border Projects. “After the surgery his mother says that he is more playful and active. His mother hopes that she will be able to send Tha Moe to school in the future.”

“I feel so relieved that the mass is gone,” Tha’s mother says. “Before, if the mass touched something it would cause pain for Tha Moe, so we really had to be careful all of the time.”

"Following his surgery, Tha Moe still does not currently have any feeling in his right foot, but he can walk," reports our medical partner, ...

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September 6, 2015

Tha Moe is a one-year-old baby boy in Burma who lives with his parents and six-year-old sister.

He was born at home as a seemingly healthy baby, but his mother noticed a growing small mass near the base of his spine. A couple days after Tha Moe was born, his mother took him to the local clinic. Doctors diagnosed him with a meningocele, a birth defect where the spinal cord doesn’t develop properly.

Our medical partner, Burma Border Projects (BBP) shares, “Tha Moe feeds well but because of the mass he is unable to lie down on his back and he can only sleep on one side. He can sit and he knows the sensations of his upper body but his mother says he cannot feel his right leg.”

Because of the time his mother has to spend caring for Tha Moe at the clinic, she finds it difficult to do household chores and relies on Tha Moe’s grandmother to take care of his sister when she is not in school. Tha Moe’s father finds sporadic work as a day laborer, and the family can’t afford to pay the medical expenses for his operation.

$1,500 will fund the procedure to repair Tha Moe’s meningocele.

“It is hoped that following the meningocele repair that Tha Moe will grow and thrive,” BBP adds. “His parents will be able to stop worrying about his condition.”

Tha Moe is a one-year-old baby boy in Burma who lives with his parents and six-year-old sister. He was born at home as a seemingly health...

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Tha Moe's Timeline

  • September 6, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Tha Moe was submitted by Carolyn Grant at Burma Children Medical Fund.

  • September 7, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Tha Moe 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.

  • September 24, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Tha Moe's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 27, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Tha Moe's treatment was fully funded.

  • October 23, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Tha Moe. Read the update.

Funded by 14 donors

Funded by 14 donors

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