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Success! Kay from Thailand raised $1,500 to fund treatment for her ureter stones.

Kay
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Kay's treatment was fully funded on May 6, 2021.

Photo of Kay post-operation

October 22, 2021

Kay underwent treatment for her ureter stones.

Before her treatment, Kay experienced pain in her left upper abdomen and had no appetite. Whenever she ate, she was not able to keep the food down, only water. After her treatment, Kay no longer experiences pain and she’s happy that her appetite has returned. She’s able to eat any foods that she wants to eat.

Kay is very happy with the treatment and all of her family is also happy to see Kay is doing well again. As she planned, she was excited togo back home and be able to start cooking again. She made all different types of Burmese noodles and sold them in the market. However, when covid positive cases increased in recent months, Kay has had to stop making the noodles and selling them because she worries that she will get covid from others in the public area.

However, Kay is happy that at least she can look after her two children at home and help them with cooking, cleaning, washing clothes. She hopes that things will get better so that she can start make noodles and sell again.

Kay said, “Thank you everyone, especially the donors for helping me. If it is not your help, I would be in debt and I would not be able to pay back anything by now.”

Before her treatment, Kay experienced pain in her left upper abdomen and had no appetite. Whenever she ate, she was not able to keep the foo...

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March 2, 2021

Kay is a 34-year-old woman who lives with her husband and two sons in a village on the Thai-Burma border. Her husband is a day labourer at a construction site, while both of her children are students. Kay used to work in a factory but stopped last year when her health deteriorated.

Kay remembers first feeling the pain she has in her abdomen in April of 2014, a month after she gave birth to her second son. Five years later, the pain in the left side of her abdomen returned. Kay also could not eat or drink anything, and vomited every time she tried to eat. At the hospital, she was given medication and was instructed to take it regularly. Though Kay felt better at a follow-up appointment, some of her symptoms were still persistent, so the medic referred her to Mae Sot Hospital (MSH) for further investigation. At that hospital, Kay received an ultrasound, blood test and urine test, and the results revealed that she had stones in her left ureter. The doctor recommended that she undergo laser treatment to breakup these stones and treat the pain she has been experiencing.

Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is helping Kay receive treatment. On March 2nd, she is scheduled to undergo a shockwave lithotripsy treatment at our medical partner’s care center. This procedure will cost $1,500, and she and her family need help raising money.

Kay shared, “I really want to recover. I cannot work at the factory [because of my condition] but I want to earn money. In the future, if I recover, I want to open a small shop to sell dry goods.”

Kay is a 34-year-old woman who lives with her husband and two sons in a village on the Thai-Burma border. Her husband is a day labourer at a...

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Kay's Timeline

  • March 2, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • March 2, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Kay received treatment at Mae Sot General 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.

  • March 3, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Kay's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 6, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Kay's treatment was fully funded.

  • October 22, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Kay's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 18 donors

Funded by 18 donors

Treatment
Shockwave Lithotripsy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $2,825 for Kay's treatment
Subsidies fund $1,325 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,275
Medical Staff
$1,174
Medication
$12
Supplies
$187
Labs
$84
Radiology
$50
Other
$43

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$600raised
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