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Success! Htoo from Thailand raised $1,500 to fund mass removal surgery.

Htoo
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Htoo's treatment was fully funded on July 17, 2021.
June 4, 2021

Htoo is a 12-year-old girl who lives with her parents, two older sisters, an older brother and a younger brother in a refugee camp on the Thai-Burma border. Htoo’s father works as a construction worker while Htoo’s mother is a homemaker and looks after Htoo’s younger brother who is too young to go to school. Htoo and her older siblings study in the camp. Every month, the family receives oil, rice and charcoal rations, but they shared that the rations are unfortunately not enough to cover their daily needs. They also receive free basic health care and education in the refugee camp. In her free time, Htoo likes to play with her friends and help her mother clean.

Htoo was born with a small mass in a sensitive area. At the time, Htoo’s mother was told not to worry about the mass. However, beginning in 2016, Htoo noticed the mass increasing in size and she could no longer pass urine comfortably. A medic at the camp’s hospital examined the mass and determined that it is benign and recommends it is surgically treated for Htoo’s comfort and peace of mind.

Htoo is receiving treatment through our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF) and she is scheduled to undergo mass removal surgery on June 6th. Now, their family is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of her procedure and care.

Htoo shared, “in the future, I want to finish my schooling and become a teacher in the camp. I want to teach Karen [language].”

Htoo is a 12-year-old girl who lives with her parents, two older sisters, an older brother and a younger brother in a refugee camp on the Th...

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Htoo's Timeline

  • June 4, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • June 6, 2021
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Htoo was scheduled to receive 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.

  • June 9, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Htoo's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 17, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Htoo's treatment was fully funded.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING UPDATE

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

Funded by 21 donors

Funded by 21 donors

Treatment
Removal of Benign Tumor
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $2,092 for Htoo's treatment
Subsidies fund $592 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$538
Medical Staff
$475
Medication
$7
Supplies
$400
Labs
$86
Radiology
$567
Other
$19

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Queen is a six-year-old girl and the first born child in a family of two children. She and her younger brother are cared for by their grandparents as their mother sadly passed away in 2018 and their father is absent. Queen has been happily helping her grandmother with little home chores like washing dishes, sweeping the compound, and sometimes cooking. Both grandparents depend entirely on small scale farming of maize, vegetables, and bananas. As her name suggests, Queen is a nice and charming student who was to join first-grade early this year but unfortunately during the December holidays last year, she was involved in a painful fire accident. One day, Queen was helping her grandmother prepare porridge on a three stone fire place. Unknowingly, her dress caught on fire and badly injured her legs. Her wound healed, but burn scar contractures developed because of the tightened the skin around her legs. As a result, this has limited her ability to stand, walk, and enjoy her daily activities with her grandmother. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Queen receive treatment to relieve her pain. On August 5th, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery to help her walk again. Now, she needs help to fund this $874 procedure. Queen’s uncle says: “She used to be the one helping her grandmother who has already aged up but with her condition right now her grandmother has to help her do everything. Please help my niece.”

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$771raised
$103to go

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