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Win from Burma raised $1,485 to treat hydrocephalus.

Win
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Win's treatment was fully funded on September 17, 2015.
October 29, 2015

Win passed away unexpectedly after receiving care.

We are deeply saddened to report that Win passed away earlier this month in his home.

Our medical partner, Burma Border Projects shares that Win was admitted to the hospital and had surgery to insert a shunt to treat hydrocephalus. After the surgery, “Win developed a wound on the back of his head. He had a fever, and he was taken back into surgery because his shunt was blocked and infected. The shunt was removed and an external shunt was inserted to drain the fluid from his head.”

Despite a small decrease in the size of his head, Win lost significant weight during his stay in the hospital. “Win’s mother decided that she wanted to take him home. The external shunt was removed and Win was discharged from the hospital.” Shortly after leaving the hospital, Win passed away.

We are committed to reporting all outcomes transparently, even the ones we wish were different. Thank you so much for your support of Win and his family.

We are deeply saddened to report that Win passed away earlier this month in his home. Our medical partner, Burma Border Projects shares t...

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August 21, 2015

Meet Win, a 10-month-old baby boy from Burma. Win has hydrocephalus—a buildup of fluid within his brain cavities. Our medical partner, Burma Border Projects (BBP), explains, “Win’s mother says that he was a healthy baby and that she didn’t notice any abnormalities with the size of his head when he was born. However, Win suffered two falls. His mother said that after the first fall she noticed swelling near a bump on the left side of his head. After the second fall his mother said that his head got bigger and bigger, and she and his father took Win to hospital.”

Unfortunately the first hospital was unable to treat him, and Win’s family could not afford to take him to a second hospital. According to BBP, “Win’s mother and father work as day laborers. Win’s mother stopped working when Win was born and her husband’s income is insufficient to cover the costs of their daily expenses.”

If Win doesn’t receive treatment, the cerebrospinal fluid buildup in his brain could be very harmful, possibly even fatal. As Win grows and develops throughout his childhood, this condition could pose serious health complications, including vision loss and limited physical mobility.

With $1,485 in funding, Win will receive a ventriculoperitoneal shunt, which BBP explains, “will ensure that the pressure is relieved from Win’s skull and is hoped to increase his functionality as he grows up.”

Win’s mother shares, “I hope that my child will be cured and that he will be healthy in the future.”

Meet Win, a 10-month-old baby boy from Burma. Win has hydrocephalus—a buildup of fluid within his brain cavities. Our medical partner, Burma...

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Win's Timeline

  • August 21, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Win was submitted by Carolyn Grant at Burma Children Medical Fund, our medical partner in Burma.

  • August 21, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Win 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 14, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Win's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 17, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Win's treatment was fully funded.

  • October 29, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Win. Read the update.

Funded by 9 donors

Funded by 9 donors

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