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Success! Htet from Burma raised $1,500 to fund hydrocephalus repair.

Htet
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Htet's treatment was fully funded on February 1, 2018.

Photo of Htet post-operation

November 15, 2017

Htet underwent hydrocephalus repair.

She is feeling much better. Her father says that she is much more active and communicative.

“It was challenging for us because all the money we had we would spend on treatments in Burma. We got ourselves in financial problems but our daughter was not getting better at all. Now she is so much better, we can see how much happier she is. Without seeing improvements and changes in her for so long, this surgery gave us hope we slowly started to lose before. Our baby will be able to walk and talk like other children. We want to thank all the donors who helped our baby girl with the surgery. They gave future back to our child,” said Htet’s father.

She is feeling much better. Her father says that she is much more active and communicative. “It was challenging for us because all the m...

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October 13, 2017

Htet is a two-year-old girl from Burma. She lives with her parents in the south of the country. Her father works as a driver, and her mother had to give up her job in order to care for Htet.

When Htet was born, her head was abnormally shaped and larger than most. As she got older, her head continued to grow larger and larger. Currently, she is unable to hold her head up or turn it from side to side. She is developing slowly in other areas as a result of this condition and, at two years old, remains unable to walk, talk, or even crawl. Doctors have attempted to install a shunt for Htet three times since she was born, all without success. Her family is now in considerable debt from the cost of these procedures.

Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund Htet’s operation. She is scheduled for surgery on October 13 at our medical partner’s care center, Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai Hospital.

“Even throughout all of the hardships, we refuse to give up hope. We believe that our daughter will have a happy and healthy future where she can learn and go on to pursue whatever dreams she may have,” Htet’s father says.

Htet is a two-year-old girl from Burma. She lives with her parents in the south of the country. Her father works as a driver, and her mother...

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Htet's Timeline

  • October 13, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • October 14, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Htet 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.

  • October 16, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Htet's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 15, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Htet's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • February 1, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Htet's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 21 donors

Funded by 21 donors

Treatment
Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Insertion
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $5,655 for Htet's treatment
Subsidies fund $4,155 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$3,574
Medical Staff
$813
Medication
$9
Supplies
$182
Travel
$478
Labs
$50
Radiology
$287
Other
$262

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Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Gideon

Gideon, who was born with intellectual disabilities, lives in and attends a special school in Eldoret town. Gideon likes being in school and he likes drawing during his free time. His parents live in the village and it’s been a long time since Gideon has seen them, so he is looking forward to seeing them when he gets treated. Gideon came to the hospital after having a swelling in a sensitive area for more than two years. He reports that it was gradual on the onset but worsened with time. Gideon was brought to the hospital by one of his relatives after they were told of Gideon's condition. Before they came to Kapsowar Hospital, they had tried many other hospitals, but every time they were asked to pay huge amounts of money for treatment, which they cannot afford. Gideon has an appointment for a hydrocelectomy surgery to repair the double hernia bulges. He has been experiencing severe discomfort in the affected area and a mild headache, and feels ashamed walking around due to the swelling. Currently, Gideon is under the care and support of the Samaritans, but they don’t have money to pay for his surgery, only for room and board. They are asking anyone reading this story to support Gideon so he can undergo a successful surgery for recovery. Gideon is a happy young man who looks forward to seeing his parents soon. His uncle says, “I will be happy to see him without the swelling. He deserves to live a happy and healthy life like others.”

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