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Kar from Burma raised $1,500 to remove a cyst in his neck.

Kar
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Fully funded
Kar's treatment was fully funded on April 20, 2015.

Photo of Kar post-operation

May 25, 2015

Kar received treatment to remove a cyst in his neck.

“Kar has made a remarkable recovery,” the staff at Burma Border Projects (BBP) reports. “When he was referred to BCMF [Burma Children Medical Fund] he was suffering from a large cyst that started from under his ear and reached to below his neck. The cyst made him uncomfortable and shy as well as causing him physical discomfort.”

“After surgery, Kar can no longer feel anything on his neck,” BBP continues. “He said now, he looks like a normal little boy. His mother is very relieved that he has been able to have surgery and that there were no complications. Without help, she would not have been able to afford surgery for her son. In the future, she wants him to be healthy, educated and happy.”

“I am so happy that I don’t look the same as before,” Kar says. “I want to go back to school, even though I have to attend the first grade again. I am looking forward to seeing my friends and playing with them once more. In the future I think I would like to be a painter. I paint everywhere in our house!”

"Kar has made a remarkable recovery," the staff at Burma Border Projects (BBP) reports. "When he was referred to BCMF [Burma Children Medica...

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April 3, 2015

“I want to bring pride to my family by working hard at school,” says Kar.

Meet Kar, a seven-year-old boy from Burma who has a cyst extending from his ear down to his chin. “Kar experiences a cold sensation under his jaw whenever he drinks liquid,” reports our medical partner, Burma Border Projects (BBP). “He also complains that he cannot hear well from his right ear. The mass makes Kar shy away from other children at school who sometimes poke fun at him.”

Kar is in first grade, and has a three-year-old younger brother. “Both of Kar’s parents work in a small compound, near their rented apartment, where they make bricks for construction. Their job is not stable and it greatly depends on the season and the demand,” continues BBP.

For $1500, we can fund the removal of the cyst, and help prevent further medical complications. BBP concludes: “Treatment will improve the appearance of Kar’s neck which will in turn improve his self-confidence. Treatment will enable him to succeed in school and hopefully improve his hearing from his right ear.”

“I want to bring pride to my family by working hard at school,” says Kar. Meet Kar, a seven-year-old boy from Burma who has a cyst extend...

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Kar's Timeline

  • April 3, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Kar was submitted by Kathryn Delahunty at Burma Children Medical Fund, our medical partner in Burma.

  • April 07, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Kar received treatment. 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.

  • April 13, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Kar's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 20, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Kar's treatment was fully funded.

  • May 25, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Kar. Read the update.

Funded by 23 donors

Funded by 23 donors

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