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

Thay
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Thay's treatment was fully funded on June 18, 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, she would cry a lot. Since her surgery, she is now able to move her head and likes to play with toys. She cannot crawl yet but she can sit in a chair and is making amazing progress.

Her father said, “Because our daughter received treatment it brings happiness to our family. After her treatment has finished, I will work and take care of my family. I would like my daughter to become a healthcare worker and help others, as we are now receiving good care. I want to thank everyone for being a part of my daughter’s treatment. May you all be blessed and may God look after you all.”

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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May 20, 2022

Thay is a one-year-old girl from Burma. She lives with her parents, grandfather, three sisters and a brother in a village. Thay’s mother looks after her and her brother at home, her grandfather is retired, and her sisters go to school. Thay’s father works as a porter, but has has difficulty finding work for over a month. With the increasing number of internally displaced people settling in their village due to the humanitarian crisis, there are now many individuals competing for the same work.

When Thay was around eight months old, her parents noticed that her head was increasing in size. As a result, Thay cannot yet sit up or crawl. She is only able to turn her head, and will cry if she cannot see her parents. Thay was recently diagnosed with hydrocephalus, which has causes fluid to build up in her brain. Without immediate surgery to alleviate the intracranial pressure, Thay is at risk of developing severe, potentially fatal medical complications.

Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund the insertion of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt for Thay, which will drain the fluid that has accumulated in her brain. The procedure is scheduled to take place on May 20th and, once completed, will greatly improve Thay’s quality of life as she grows up.

Thay’s father said, “I am thankful to every organisation and everyone for supporting my daughter’s treatment cost. Because of you, I believe that my daughter will receive surgery and be healthy and live a normal life after treatment.”

Thay is a one-year-old girl from Burma. She lives with her parents, grandfather, three sisters and a brother in a village. Thay's mother loo...

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Thay's Timeline

  • May 20, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • May 20, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    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
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Thay's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 18, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Thay's treatment was fully funded.

  • November 1, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Thay's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 33 donors

Funded by 33 donors

Treatment
Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Insertion
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $5,655 for Thay's treatment
Subsidies fund $4,155 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$3,574
Medical Staff
$813
Medication
$9
Supplies
$182
Travel
$478
Labs
$50
Radiology
$287
Other
$262

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