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Kay is a 34-year-old woman from Thailand who needs $1,500 to fund treatment for her ureter stones.

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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, our medical partner in Thailand.

  • March 2, 2021
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Kay was scheduled to receive 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.

  • March 3, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Kay's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Kay is currently raising funds for her treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Kay's treatment update from Burma Children Medical Fund.

Funded by 15 donors

Funded by 15 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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