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Success! Hack from Burma raised $469 to fund a CT scan.

Hack
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  • $469 raised, $0 to go
$469
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Hack's treatment was fully funded on August 7, 2019.

Photo of Hack post-operation

July 6, 2019

Hack underwent a CT scan.

The result shows that he has enlargement of his prostate gland, with several cysts in right kidney. His doctor is continuing to investigate before recommending treatment.

The result shows that he has enlargement of his prostate gland, with several cysts in right kidney. His doctor is continuing to investigate ...

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May 28, 2019

Hack is a 72-year-old man from Burma. He lives with his family in Karen State. His children are subsistence farmers, and they also grow vegetables and sell livestock to supplement their household income. Hack and his wife are retired and take care of their grandchildren at home.

Six months ago, Hack started to experience pain under his left ribcage. The pain was inconsistent. In February 2019, Hack felt a mass in the left side of his abdomen, where the pain was emanating from. Since then, the pain has become constant. He then went to his local clinic for medicine but it did not help.

Doctors want Hack to undergo a CT scan, a procedure in which x-ray images taken from several angles are combined to produce cross-sectional images of the body. This scan will hopefully help doctors diagnose his condition and formulate an appropriate treatment plan.

Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $469 to cover the cost of Hack’s CT scan and care, scheduled for May 28.

He says, “When the pain worsened at night, I could not sleep well. Food is tasteless because of the pain.”

Hack is a 72-year-old man from Burma. He lives with his family in Karen State. His children are subsistence farmers, and they also grow vege...

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Hack's Timeline

  • May 28, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • May 28, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Hack received treatment at Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai 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.

  • June 10, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Hack's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 06, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Hack's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • August 07, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Hack's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 7 donors

Funded by 7 donors

Treatment
CT Scan OPD
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $469 for Hack's treatment
Hospital Fees
$38
Medical Staff
$28
Medication
$0
Supplies
$347
Travel
$56

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$1,323raised
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Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Aung

Aung is a 30-year-old man from Burma. He lives with his wife, daughter and sister in an internally displaced persons (IDP) camp which is close to the Chinese-Burma border town of Lweje in Momauk Township, Kachin State. Today, his wife works as a mathematics teacher at a middle school in the IDP camp. His sister is a student in the IDP camp while his daughter is still too young to go to school. He used to work as a English teacher. Later on, he stopped working in June 2019 due to his poor health. feels exhausted and he is not able to walk for longer than 30 minutes, or he feels tired. His heartbeat is rapid, he has blue lips and sometimes he feels like he is not able to get enough oxygen. He has no appetite and he is not able to sleep well, worrying over his health condition, the cost of his surgery and his inability to access it. Aung was born with ventricular septal defect, a cardiac condition in which a hole exists between the two lower chambers of the heart. Blood leaks through this hole without first passing through his lungs to obtain oxygen, leaving his sick and short of breath. Aung is scheduled to undergo heart surgery on September 15th to correct his condition and improve his quality of life. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of Aung's procedure and care. Aung said, "Even if I could go someplace else, I wouldn’t be able to do any hard labour due to my condition. And I can’t go to China because I can only speak a little bit of Chinese.”

88% funded

88%funded
$1,323raised
$177to go