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Success! Yee from Burma raised $414 to fund a CT scan.

Yee
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  • $414 raised, $0 to go
$414
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Yee's treatment was fully funded on August 31, 2017.

Photo of Yee post-operation

April 18, 2017

Yee underwent a CT scan.

Yee had a CT scan at Mae Sot Hospital on March 24. The result shows no obvious abnormalities. Her doctor recommends no further treatment. She was given some oral medications for her headache, and she returned home.

Yee says, “I am happy that I have received the CT scan and received some medications. If I had to pay for this treatment, I would not be able to pay for that. Thank you very much for helping me.”

Yee had a CT scan at Mae Sot Hospital on March 24. The result shows no obvious abnormalities. Her doctor recommends no further treatment. Sh...

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March 16, 2017

Yee is a 24-year-old mother of two. She lives with her large family on a farm. Yee’s husband and parents work on the farm, while she looks after the children and cooks. Yee’s home does not have a stove, so she often collects firewood to cook meals.

One month ago, while she was collecting firewood, a tree branch fell and hit her on the head. Yee immediately felt dizziness and later developed an intense, ongoing headache and blurred vision. She went to a local hospital for help and received painkillers, but her symptoms remained.

Yee traveled seven hours to reach a clinic sponsored by one of our medical partners, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF). The doctors at the clinic recommend that she undergo a CT scan so they can develop a treatment plan. On March 17, Yee will receive the scan. Now, BCMF is requesting $414 to fund the diagnostic imaging.

Yee is a 24-year-old mother of two. She lives with her large family on a farm. Yee's husband and parents work on the farm, while she looks a...

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Yee's Timeline

  • March 16, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • March 17, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Yee 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.

  • March 21, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Yee's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 18, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Yee's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • August 31, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Yee's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 6 donors

Funded by 6 donors

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

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Ni lives with her mother & four siblings in Yangon, Burma. Her two younger sisters work in a clothing factory, while her mother and one brother are homemakers. Her other brother works as a driver assistant. Ni works in a factory that produces alcohol and in her free time, she enjoys watching television with her family. She also enjoys teaching English to their neighbor's children on the weekends. In July 2019, Ni started to experience chest pain and difficulty breathing. She went to a hospital in Yangon and was told she might have a problem with her kidney. When she did not feel any better after taking medication for a month, she went to another hospital in Yangon. She received multiple diagnostic tests and was told that her kidney is healthy but she has a heart condition. After receiving an echocardiogram, she was diagnosed with atrial septal defect (ASD). The doctor told her she would need heart surgery, but Ni told the doctor she could not afford to pay for it. Ni received medication and went back home. Unfortunately, she was unable to go back to the hospital for follow up because the hospital closed after the country's military coup. Due to the deteriorating security condition in their area, Ni’s family decided to go back to their village near Mandalay. Around her village, she could not find a pharmacy that sold her medication. When her family finally traveled back to Yangon she was feeling better and decided not to purchase more of the special medication she needed. Then in January, Ni felt like she could not breathe well, and experienced chest pain and rapid breathing again. She went to a hospital, where the doctor referred her to Pun Hlaing Hospital. After she undergoing more diagnostic tests, the doctor told her she would need to receive surgery costing 9,000,000 kyats (approx. $9,000 USD). When she told the doctor she could not afford to pay for it, the doctor gave her the phone number of a nurse who may be able to help. When Ni called the nurse, the nurse told her about our medical partner Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF) who is now helping Ni access treatment. On March 13th she will undergo cardiac surgery to close the Atrial Septal Defect. Currently, Ni has chest pain and difficulty breathing. Sometimes, she has rapid breathing at night. She cannot sleep well because she is always worried about her condition. Ni shared, "I am very scared to receive surgery but if I do not receive this treatment, I will not live a long life. I am so happy to receive treatment and I would like to say thank you so much to all the donors."

77% funded

77%funded
$1,168raised
$332to go

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Ni

Ni lives with her mother & four siblings in Yangon, Burma. Her two younger sisters work in a clothing factory, while her mother and one brother are homemakers. Her other brother works as a driver assistant. Ni works in a factory that produces alcohol and in her free time, she enjoys watching television with her family. She also enjoys teaching English to their neighbor's children on the weekends. In July 2019, Ni started to experience chest pain and difficulty breathing. She went to a hospital in Yangon and was told she might have a problem with her kidney. When she did not feel any better after taking medication for a month, she went to another hospital in Yangon. She received multiple diagnostic tests and was told that her kidney is healthy but she has a heart condition. After receiving an echocardiogram, she was diagnosed with atrial septal defect (ASD). The doctor told her she would need heart surgery, but Ni told the doctor she could not afford to pay for it. Ni received medication and went back home. Unfortunately, she was unable to go back to the hospital for follow up because the hospital closed after the country's military coup. Due to the deteriorating security condition in their area, Ni’s family decided to go back to their village near Mandalay. Around her village, she could not find a pharmacy that sold her medication. When her family finally traveled back to Yangon she was feeling better and decided not to purchase more of the special medication she needed. Then in January, Ni felt like she could not breathe well, and experienced chest pain and rapid breathing again. She went to a hospital, where the doctor referred her to Pun Hlaing Hospital. After she undergoing more diagnostic tests, the doctor told her she would need to receive surgery costing 9,000,000 kyats (approx. $9,000 USD). When she told the doctor she could not afford to pay for it, the doctor gave her the phone number of a nurse who may be able to help. When Ni called the nurse, the nurse told her about our medical partner Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF) who is now helping Ni access treatment. On March 13th she will undergo cardiac surgery to close the Atrial Septal Defect. Currently, Ni has chest pain and difficulty breathing. Sometimes, she has rapid breathing at night. She cannot sleep well because she is always worried about her condition. Ni shared, "I am very scared to receive surgery but if I do not receive this treatment, I will not live a long life. I am so happy to receive treatment and I would like to say thank you so much to all the donors."

77% funded

77%funded
$1,168raised
$332to go