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Success! Myo from Burma raised $1,500 to fund hernia repair surgery.

Myo
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Myo's treatment was fully funded on January 29, 2018.

Photo of Myo post-operation

November 1, 2017

Myo underwent hernia repair surgery.

Myo’s mother says that since the surgery, Myo cries significantly less than before. Myo’s parents are very happy now.

Myo’s mother said, “I want my son to be a doctor when he grows up.”

Myo’s mother says that since the surgery, Myo cries significantly less than before. Myo’s parents are very happy now. Myo’s mother said, ...

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October 19, 2017

Myo is a two-month-old boy from Burma. His father works as a tenant farmer and a day laborer on neighboring farms. He lives with his parents in the western part of the country.

Soon after he was born, Myo’s abdomen began to swell. They took him to a midwife, who recommended that they increase his fluid intake. Myo was unable to drink more, however, and his abdomen grew larger and larger. The midwife provided them with medication to help release gas, but it did not help. His parents took him to the hospital and were sent home after a few days when his swelling went down. Soon enough, the swelling returned and his parents took him back to the hospital, where he was diagnosed with a hernia. This means that there is a gap in the abdominal wall where the intestine protrudes through. Surgery is required to correct the issue.

Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund Myo’s surgery. He is scheduled for treatment on October 20 at our medical partner’s care center, Mae Sot General Hospital. After his operation, Myo will be able to grow and develop normally.

“I want my son to be a doctor when he grows up,” Myo’s mother says.

“I want my son to get a chance to study in Thailand,” his father adds.

Myo is a two-month-old boy from Burma. His father works as a tenant farmer and a day laborer on neighboring farms. He lives with his parents...

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Myo's Timeline

  • October 19, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • October 20, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Myo received treatment at Mae Sot General 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.

  • October 20, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Myo's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 01, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Myo's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • January 29, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Myo's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 31 donors

Funded by 31 donors

Treatment
Hernia Repair
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,680 for Myo's treatment
Subsidies fund $180 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,118
Medical Staff
$361
Medication
$99
Supplies
$16
Labs
$46
Other
$40

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