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Success! Kyaw Myat from Burma raised $693 to fund a CT scan.

Kyaw Myat
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  • $693 raised, $0 to go
$693
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$0
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Fully funded
Kyaw Myat's treatment was fully funded on September 27, 2019.

Photo of Kyaw Myat post-operation

December 1, 2019

Kyaw Myat underwent a CT scan.

After the CT scan, the doctor told them that the result showed a slightly decreased degree of Kyaw Myat’s hydrocephalus. The doctor further explained that they would need to remove a part of his lower back skull to relieve the pressure on his brain. This would also allow for the excess fluid to drain from his brain.

After the CT scan, the doctor told them that the result showed a slightly decreased degree of Kyaw Myat's hydrocephalus. The doctor further ...

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August 23, 2019

Kyaw Myat is a five-year-old boy from Burma. He lives with his family in a village in Sagaing Division. Kyaw Myat’s father is a subsistence farmer and sometimes he also works as a day laborer on other villagers’ farms. His mother is a homemaker and takes care of Kyaw Myat’s brother at home.

Kyaw Myat received a shunt, throught the help of Watsi, for his hydrocephalus. Because he was also diagnosed with an abnormal growth in his head, and the mass is putting pressure on an artery in his head, it affected his ability to walk properly. Currently, Kyaw Myat cannot walk properly and sometimes, he complains that he has a headache and watery eyes.

Doctors want Kyaw Myat 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 Kyaw Myat’s CT scan and care, scheduled for August 23.

Kyaw Myat father said, “I was told that they want a CT scan to check my son’s condition. I am very worried because they just asked for it before surgery and I am afraid there might be a bad outcome.”

Kyaw Myat is a five-year-old boy from Burma. He lives with his family in a village in Sagaing Division. Kyaw Myat’s father is a subsistence ...

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Kyaw Myat's Timeline

  • August 23, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Kyaw Myat was submitted by Ma Tu, Senior Project Officer at Burma Children Medical Fund, our medical partner in Burma.

  • August 23, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Kyaw Myat 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.

  • August 29, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Kyaw Myat's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 27, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Kyaw Myat's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 01, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Kyaw Myat's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 19 donors

Funded by 19 donors

Treatment
CT Scan with Admission
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $693 for Kyaw Myat's treatment
Hospital Fees
$246
Medical Staff
$28
Medication
$0
Supplies
$346
Travel
$56
Other
$17

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Ma Ni

Ma Ni is a 30-year-old woman from Burma. In her free time, she likes to pray to Buddha. She and her husband work as government officers. Together they earn 414,000 kyat (approx. $414 USD) per month, which is not enough for any safety net after they pay their bills for utilities and other household expenses. One day in July 2019, Ma Ni stood up from her desk at work and had pain in her hip joints. She had to push her hand against her hips to help her walk. She did not think there was anything seriously wrong so she did not seek medical attention. However, two weeks after this incident, when she was going to work, she slipped and fell in front of her house. Right away her hips started to hurt and two weeks later, the pain gradually became severe. Her condition worsened day by day, although she visited several hospitals and had taken medications. Currently, Ma Ni has a lot of pain in her hips. She cannot walk for more than two minutes or the pain becomes unbearable. She does not feel comfortable when she lays down and has problems sleeping from the pain. She also needs help going to the bathroom and taking a shower. Fortunately, Ma Ni learned about Watsi's medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF). At BCMF's care center, surgeons can perform a total hip replacement to relieve Ma Ni of her pain and allow her to walk easily. Treatment is scheduled for December 17th, and Ma Ni needs help raising $1,500 to pay for this procedure. Ma Ni said, "I had to send my son to my mother’s place in Mawlamyine and my husband also had to ask for leave. [When fully recovered] I want to take back my son from my mother and send him to school. I will support him in whatever he wants to become when he grows up.”

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$1,221raised
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