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Tha Zin from Burma raised $1,500 to fund the removal of a brain tumor.

Tha Zin
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Tha Zin's treatment was fully funded on January 19, 2017.

Photo of Tha Zin post-operation

February 14, 2017

Tha Zin had her brain tumor successfully removed.

Prior to her tumor resection, Tha Zin was experiencing severe headaches and vision loss. Now, she is no longer impaired by constant dizziness and headaches. Tha Zin is looking forward to going home. In the future, she will undergo a final surgery to remove her nasal polyps.

Tha Zin shares, “Thank you very much for helping me.”

Prior to her tumor resection, Tha Zin was experiencing severe headaches and vision loss. Now, she is no longer impaired by constant dizzines...

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December 13, 2016

20-year-old Tha Zin had been in poor health since 2014. She had difficulty breathing and sleeping, and she experienced nausea after every meal. She visited a hospital, where she was diagnosed with nasal polyps. Despite her use of traditional medicines, her symptoms did not improve. With time, Tha Zin’s vision became blurry, and her eyes swelled.

In January of 2015, Tha Zin underwent surgery for her nasal polyps. Unfortunately, one month later, her eyes began to swell again, and she lost her vision. She could only differentiate between light and darkness. For this reason, she was forced to drop out of school.

In July of 2016, Tha Zin was seen by an eye doctor, who informed her that she had a neurological problem. She visited a neurosurgeon, who ordered an MRI and discovered a benign tumor in her brain. On December 14, her doctor removed the tumor from her brain.

Tha Zin’s family cannot afford this treatment. They have already sold all of their jewelry and land to pay for her previous treatments. Our medical partner is requesting $1,500 to fund Tha Zin’s healthcare.

“I am glad I get to know the details of my health problem,” says Tha Zin. “I feel a lot better now.”

20-year-old Tha Zin had been in poor health since 2014. She had difficulty breathing and sleeping, and she experienced nausea after every me...

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Tha Zin's Timeline

  • December 13, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • December 16, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Tha Zin 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.

  • December 22, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Tha Zin's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 19, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Tha Zin's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 14, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Tha Zin. Read the update.

Funded by 30 donors

Funded by 30 donors

Treatment
Removal of Benign Tumor
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $3,080 for Tha Zin's treatment
Subsidies fund $1,580 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,326
Medical Staff
$475
Medication
$7
Supplies
$400
Travel
$112
Labs
$86
Radiology
$567
Other
$107

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Sa

Sa is a 36-year-old woman who likes to sew clothes. She also enjoys doing household chores and making delicious curries. Her husband is a nightguard at a hospital. Since 2015, Sa started to experience pain in her back and her pelvic area. Since December, her pain has worsened which makes it hard for her to sleep. She shared that she is feeling increasingly worried and depressed since she first experienced the pain and realized that she was unwell. Watsi donors helped support a CT scan and doctors have now diagnosed her with bilateral ovarian cancer. To help treat her condition, her doctors advised Sa to undergo a total abdominal hysterectomy, the surgical removal of her uterus and cervix. If left untreated, Sa's symptoms will continue to worsen and put her at risk for further health complications in the future. Fortunately, Sa is scheduled to undergo her hysterectomy on February 25th. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of her procedure and care. Once recovered, she is hopeful that she'll no longer be in pain and will have a better shot at recovering from cancer. Sa said, "I was very worried when I heard that I needed surgery and that it would cost a lot of money. I was worried that if the donors stopped helping me, where would I come up with enough money to pay for my surgery. I could not sleep last night, constantly worrying about my treatment cost. When I called BCMF's staff and they told me that donors could pay for my surgery, I felt so much better. Thank you everyone for helping me."

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$1,058raised
$442to go

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