Success! Thay from Burma raised $1,500 to fund brain surgery to heal her hydrocephalus.

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Thay's treatment was fully funded on June 18, 2022.
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May 20, 2022

Photo of Thay post-operation

November 1, 2022

Thay underwent brain surgery to heal her hydrocephalus.

Before her surgery, Naw Thay could not sit up or crawl. Her parents would always have to be around her because if she could not see them, sh...

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Thay's Timeline

  • May 20, 2022

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

  • May 20, 2022

    Thay received treatment at Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai 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.

  • May 23, 2022

    Thay's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 18, 2022

    Thay's treatment was fully funded.

  • November 1, 2022

    Thay's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 33 donors

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Peter is a 5th grade student from Kenya. He is an only child being raised by his single mother, who works as a hotel waitress earning about $70 per month. The family also has a small tea plantation in their ancestral home, but are unable to raise the funds needed for Peter's surgery. Peter has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the brain and increases intracranial pressure. As a result of his condition, Peter has been experiencing difficulty in holding things and walking. The condition has affected his appearance, with a change in the color of his eyes. Over time, he has developed urine and stool incontinence. His worried mom decided to seek treatment from several hospitals. Doctors determined that Peter needs a special surgery that will relieve pressure from the skull. Without treatment, Peter will experience severe physical and developmental delays. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $720 to cover the cost of surgery for Peter. The procedure is scheduled to take place on January 11th, and will drain the excess fluid from Peter's brain. This will reduce intracranial pressure and greatly improve his quality of life. With proper treatment, Peter will hopefully develop into a strong, healthy young boy. Peter’s mother says, “Peter has been sickly and has been missing school for almost a year now. This condition is affecting his school life. He needs this treatment to recover and go back to school.”

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