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Chit Htun is an optimistic young man from Burma who needs $414 to fund a CT scan to diagnose his worrisome symptoms and develop a treatment plan.

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November 28, 2022

Chit Htun is a 21-year-old man from Burma. He lives with his mother and two younger sisters and a younger brother. His father is deceased and his mother is a homemaker. She takes care of the household and her children. All of his younger siblings are students, while Chit Htun and his eldest sister are doing an online general education diploma.

Chit Htun has two aunts who help the family financially as they can. He also has a former teacher who is able to contribute some money consistently to the family. This normally has been enough to cover the family’s basic necessities but since the February 2021 coup, prices have increased significantly and there is not always enough money to pay for food. Sometimes the family has free meals at the local monastery.

Chit Htun was born with spina bifida as well as hydrocephalus at the Maternal and Child Hospital in Myawaddy in Burma and when he was just over a month old, he had a stent inserted in his brain to control hydrocephalus. He has multiple conditions arising from the spina bifida, including bilateral atrophy to his lower legs with club feet, a neurogenic bladder requiring a suprapubic catheter, a neurogenic bowel requiring a colostomy, along with scoliosis. Despite the number of surgeries he has undergone, and the pain he endures, he is a pleasant and engaging young man, thoughtful and independent.

In Oct 2021, Chit Htun fell down from some stairs at his home. Though there was no loss of consciousness at the time, he hit his head with the fall. Since that time, he has been experiencing headaches and dizziness with occasional loss of consciousness. His mother brought him to the hospital in Yangon and a scan showed that the original shunt was in place.

A second shunt was inserted, and it appeared to help with the loss of consciousness, but headaches and dizziness continued to be a problem. After the second shunt was cleared of partial blockage, Chit Htun still continued to have headaches and dizziness and then in October, he had a seizure, accompanied by nausea and vomiting. His family cannot afford to go for further investigation and treatment so that they came to Mae Tao Clinic across the border in Mae Sot, Thailand.

Doctors want Chit Htun 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 $414 to cover the cost of Chit Htun’s CT scan and care, scheduled for November 28th.

Chit Htun said, “My condition is interrupting my education and my future. When I always have to stop my studies for treatment, it makes it difficult to continue.”

Chit Htun is a 21-year-old man from Burma. He lives with his mother and two younger sisters and a younger brother. His father is deceased an...

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Chit Htun's Timeline

  • November 28, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • November 28, 2022
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Chit Htun 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.

  • November 29, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Chit Htun's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Chit Htun is currently raising funds for his treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Chit Htun's treatment update from Burma Children Medical Fund.

Funded by 3 donors

Funded by 3 donors

Treatment
CT Scan OPD
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $414 for Chit Htun's treatment
Hospital Fees
$38
Medical Staff
$28
Medication
$0
Supplies
$348

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