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Success! Hel Tha Gal from Burma raised $1,500 to fund brain surgery.

Hel Tha Gal
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Fully funded
Hel Tha Gal's treatment was fully funded on July 9, 2018.

Photo of Hel Tha Gal post-operation

June 17, 2018

Hel Tha Gal underwent brain surgery.

After surgery, the size of Hel Tha Gal’s head is now comparatively smaller, and he is more active.

Hel Tha Gal’s father said, “I am very happy that my son received this surgery. When his mother and other relatives, especially his grandmother, heard about this last surgery they were very happy. I do not have money to treat him by myself. And I do not think he would be able to live till now if you wouldn’t have help us. So that is the benefit of having your help.”

After surgery, the size of Hel Tha Gal's head is now comparatively smaller, and he is more active. Hel Tha Gal's father said, “I am very ...

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May 17, 2018

Hel Tha Gal is a two-year-old boy from Burma. He lives with his parents, and they are farmers. He loves to play with any toys that he sees.

Hel Tha Gal was recently diagnosed with hydrocephalus, which has caused fluid to build up in his brain. Without immediate surgery to alleviate the intracranial pressure that the excess fluid is causing, he is at risk of developing severe, potentially fatal medical complications.

Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund the insertion of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt for Hel Tha Gal, which will drain the fluid that has accumulated in his brain. The procedure is scheduled to take place on May 18, and, once completed, will greatly improve Hel Tha Gal’s quality of life.

His father says, “I am looking forward to see my son recovering after his treatment.”

Hel Tha Gal is a two-year-old boy from Burma. He lives with his parents, and they are farmers. He loves to play with any toys that he sees. ...

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Hel Tha Gal's Timeline

  • May 17, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Hel Tha Gal was submitted by Bue Wah Say, Project Officer at Burma Children Medical Fund.

  • May 18, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Hel Tha Gal 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.

  • May 22, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Hel Tha Gal's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 17, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Hel Tha Gal's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • July 9, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Hel Tha Gal's treatment was fully funded.

Treatment
Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Insertion
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $5,655 for Hel Tha Gal'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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Kim

Kim is a 43-year-old married father of a 15-year-old son. While his family has a rice farm and tends farm animals to sell at the market, Kim also works in the city in construction, to add to the financial support for his family. When he is home, he enjoys meeting with his friends, and watching boxing on TV. In May, Kim was in a motor collision with another motorbike, badly injuring his left shoulder and forearm. He went to the local hospital, where he underwent surgery, and had hardware placed that would hold the fractured bones in his arm together. Despite the surgery, his forearm continues to be very painful, and he experiences tingling in his fingers, although he can't move them. In addition to these symptoms, his fingers are bent into a claw like position, because of damage to a major nerve that controls the muscles in his hand and arm. His arm is weak, and he cannot work with his left hand, so he is unable to pursue jobs in construction. The loss in pay from his construction work has made it difficult for his family financially, and Kim is worried about their future. Fortunately, our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, is here to help Kim access the care that he needs. Children's Surgical Centre is requesting your help to fund a $572 procedure, which is scheduled for September 12th. During this surgery, physicians at Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre will perform a nerve exploration and a bone graft, to complete the repair of Kim's arm, enabling him to return to his construction work, and to a life without pain. Kim shared: "After surgery, I hope my arm will have no more pain, I will heal soon, and will be able to work with my hand for my family again."

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