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Success! Kyal from Thailand raised $1,500 to fund brain surgery.

Kyal
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Kyal's treatment was fully funded on May 4, 2018.

Photo of Kyal post-operation

March 13, 2018

Kyal underwent brain surgery.

Surgery was successful. She can now see, eat, and speak comfortably.

Her mother says, “I would like my baby to recover soon, to grow up and go to school. Eventually, I like my daughter to attend the medic program and become a medical doctor so she can help the people in her community.”

Surgery was successful. She can now see, eat, and speak comfortably. Her mother says, "I would like my baby to recover soon, to grow up ...

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February 2, 2018

Kyal is a 18-month-old girl from Thailand. She lives with her family in Mae La Refugee camp, Tak Province. Her mother noticed that there was a small mass between her nose and the corner of her eye, and as the baby grew the mass became larger.

Kyal was born with encephalocele, a type of neural type defect characterized by sac-like protrusions of nervous tissue through openings in the skull. Both incomplete bone fusion in the skull and incomplete closure of the neural tube contribute to this condition. If left untreated, the lump will continue to grow, heightening the risks of developmental delays and permanent neurological impairment.

Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to help cover the cost of corrective cranial surgery for Kyal, which is scheduled to take place on February 4. Surgeons will remove the protrusion and correct the skull defect, hopefully eliminating the risk of future neurological complications and allowing Kyal to develop along a healthy trajectory.

Kyal’s mother says, “I worry that my daughter will grow up and cannot see well because of her symptom.”

Kyal is a 18-month-old girl from Thailand. She lives with her family in Mae La Refugee camp, Tak Province. Her mother noticed that there was...

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Kyal's Timeline

  • February 2, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Kyal was submitted by Bue Wah Say, Project Officer at Burma Children Medical Fund, our medical partner in Thailand.

  • February 02, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Kyal's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 03, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Kyal received treatment at Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai Hospital. 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.

  • March 13, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Kyal's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • May 04, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Kyal's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 1 donor

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Funded by 1 donor

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Treatment
Correction of FEEM
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $16,764 for Kyal's treatment
Subsidies fund $15,264 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$12,229
Medical Staff
$1,332
Medication
$54
Supplies
$795
Travel
$583
Labs
$71
Radiology
$654
Other
$1,046

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