Success! Thi Ha from Burma raised $968 to undergo an MRI scan to diagnose his myelomeningocele..

Thi Ha
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Thi Ha's treatment was fully funded on July 6, 2024.
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February 12, 2024

Photo of Thi Ha post-operation

June 20, 2024

Thi Ha to undergo an MRI scan to diagnose his myelomeningocele..

Thi Ha underwent a full spine and brain MRI, blood test, and X-ray, which revealed that he had myelomeningocele. The doctor informed his fam...

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Thi Ha's Timeline

  • February 12, 2024

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

  • February 13, 2024

    Thi Ha 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.

  • February 19, 2024

    Thi Ha's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 20, 2024

    Thi Ha's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • July 6, 2024

    Thi Ha's treatment was fully funded.

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Kyaw is a three-year-old boy from Burma. He lives with his mother, grandmother, and uncle in a village in Karen State, Burma. Kyaw’s mother looks after him and his grandmother while his uncle is a cow farmer. The family also raises chickens and pigs and sells them when they need money. In September 2023, Kyaw accidentally fell on a tree stump while he was playing with his friends. Kyaw was in pain and was brought to a nearby hospital where they found that he sustained an injury to his right kidney. However, due to insufficient equipment at the hospital, Kyaw could not be treated there. Kyaw is not comfortable sitting, so mostly he lies down. He has difficulty passing urine, his stomach is painful, and he cries a lot. Doctors want Kyaw 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 $693 to cover the cost of Kyaw's CT scan and care, scheduled for April 4th. Kyaw’s mother said, “I felt hopeless when I learned that Kyaw needed further treatment in Chiang Mai because I have no money to afford his treatment. However, when I heard that there are donors and an organisation who will support my son’s treatment, I was very happy. Thank you so much for your support even though you have never seen us.”

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