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Success! Zaw from Burma raised $414 to fund a CT scan.

Zaw
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  • $414 raised, $0 to go
$414
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Zaw's treatment was fully funded on January 8, 2018.

Photo of Zaw post-operation

October 2, 2017

Zaw underwent a CT scan.

The results revealed a condition in his lungs. Zaw was provided with antibiotics and discharged.

The results revealed a condition in his lungs. Zaw was provided with antibiotics and discharged....

July 11, 2017

Meet Zaw, a 44-year-old man from Burma. He has lived in a Buddhist temple for fifteen years, ever since his wife passed away. He receives no income from the temple, but is provided with food and a place to sleep. In his spare time, Zaw enjoys making small handicrafts, such as bamboo umbrellas.

Four months ago, Zaw started coughing up blood. His local doctor put him on oral medication for three months. However, Zaw began to feel extremely tired, and breathing was becoming difficult for him. Further exams—a tuberculosis test, an x-ray, and an ECG—have come back negative, but Zaw’s symptoms continued to worsen. Today, he still has a hard time breathing, has no appetite, and is severely underweight.

Zaw’s current physician is not sure whether he has lung cancer or chronic lung disease. In order to determine this, and to decide on an appropriate treatment plan, Zaw’s doctors need him to undergo a CT scan. Although Zaw has no money to pay for this test, we can raise the $414 he needs. This will cover his CT scan on July 11, as well as his pre- and post-scan appointments.

Let’s make sure Zaw’s doctors have all of the information they need.

Meet Zaw, a 44-year-old man from Burma. He has lived in a Buddhist temple for fifteen years, ever since his wife passed away. He receives no...

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Zaw's Timeline

  • July 11, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • July 11, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Zaw received treatment at Mae Sot General 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.

  • August 08, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Zaw's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 02, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Zaw's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • January 08, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Zaw's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 1 donor

Funded by 1 donor

Treatment
CT Scan OPD
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $414 for Zaw's treatment
Hospital Fees
$38
Medical Staff
$28
Medication
$0
Supplies
$348

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