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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
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Htoo's treatment was fully funded on July 17, 2021.

Photo of Htoo post-operation

October 29, 2021

Htoo underwent mass removal surgery.

Htoo’s surgery was successful, and immediately afterwards, Htoo was happy and comfortable. Now that she will no longer feel pain and discomfort, she will be able to continue her studies and pursue her dream of being a teacher in the future.

Htoo said, “I feel good now, and I no longer have any symptoms. When I have recovered fully, I will continue to study. I want to become a teacher in the future.”

Htoo’s mother said, “When there were no donors to help us, I thought that I would let her live with the mass. Thank you so much to the donors and BCMF for funding everything and may you live a full and healthy life.”

Htoo's surgery was successful, and immediately afterwards, Htoo was happy and comfortable. Now that she will no longer feel pain and discomf...

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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 OCCURRED

    Htoo 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.

  • 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.

  • October 29, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Htoo's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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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Gay

Gay is a one-year-old boy living with his family in a refugee camp. His family is originally from Burma, but they left for Thailand due to conflict in the area. Gay lives with his parents, grandparents, aunt, uncle, and brother. Gay and his brother are too young to go to school, so they stay home with their mother. Gay's aunt and uncle are in school, while his father and grandfather work on a farm near the refugee camp. Gay was born with an inguinal hernia. The condition causes him severe pain, and he often cries, so his mother sits quietly with him to help reduce the pain he is experiencing. Gay needs to undergo surgery to finally heal. Fortunately, our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF), can help Gay receive treatment. On May 27th, he will undergo hernia repair surgery to help him live more comfortably in the future. BCMF is requesting $1,500 to fund his procedure and care. Gay's mother shared, “I have to be with him constantly. He cries and does not let anyone else hold him except me. I also have to look after my mother and sister, and sometimes we do not have time to cook. I cannot take care of everyone. I felt so happy when I heard that an organization will pay for my son's surgery. I would like to say thank you to all the donors who will help my son. I believe my son will get better soon and that he will grow up without feeling ashamed of himself due to his condition. I want him to become an educated person in the future.”

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$980raised
$520to go

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