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Success! Htoo from Burma raised $693 to fund a CT scan.

Htoo
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  • $693 raised, $0 to go
$693
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Htoo's treatment was fully funded on February 28, 2017.

Photo of Htoo post-operation

March 14, 2017

Htoo underwent a CT scan.

The CT scan result showed a lesion in his left parotid gland, between his mouth and ear, and enlarged lymph nodes in his neck. With this result, his doctor diagnosed him with Kimura disease, a rare chronic inflammatory disorder.

Htoo is scheduled to have the mass removed. After this surgery, the doctor will send the mass sample out for biopsy testing.

“Thank you so much for helping,” shares Htoo’s mother.

The CT scan result showed a lesion in his left parotid gland, between his mouth and ear, and enlarged lymph nodes in his neck. With this res...

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December 20, 2016

Htoo is a ten-year-old boy who lives with his parents and three siblings in a village in Burma. Htoo’s mother is a shopkeeper, while his father is truck driver who transports crops.

In 2014, Htoo’s mother noticed a small growth on Htoo’s left cheek. Over time, the mass grew much larger. He was diagnosed with a benign tumor and underwent two surgeries to treat the mass.

Even after treatment, the mass remained itchy and heavy. Htoo was referred to our medical partner’s care center, Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai Hospital. On January 4, he will undergo a CT scan to give his doctors a clearer picture of the mass. Our medical partner is requesting $693 to cover the cost of this procedure.

Htoo hopes to recover from his condition and return to school. He loves learning and hopes to become a teacher in the future.

“I want to be a schoolteacher,” says Htoo. “There are few teachers in my village.”

Htoo is a ten-year-old boy who lives with his parents and three siblings in a village in Burma. Htoo’s mother is a shopkeeper, while his fat...

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Htoo's Timeline

  • December 20, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Htoo was submitted by Ma Tu, Senior Project Officer at Burma Children Medical Fund.

  • January 5, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Htoo 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.

  • January 17, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Htoo's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 28, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Htoo's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 14, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Htoo's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 13 donors

Funded by 13 donors

Treatment
CT Scan with Admission
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $693 for Htoo's treatment
Hospital Fees
$246
Medical Staff
$28
Medication
$0
Supplies
$346
Travel
$56
Other
$17

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Gatguon

Gatguon is an 8-week-old baby girl from a remote area of South Sudan. The civil war in South Sudan has made it difficult for many to access healthcare and treatment, including Gatguon's family. Gatguon was born with swelling in the back of her head. Upon referral to Old Fangak Clinic, the doctor diagnosed Gatguon with spina bifida, a type of neural tube defect in which the spine does not properly close around the spinal cord. Without treatment, Gatguon is at risk of lower-limb paralysis, infection of the exposed nervous tissue, development of tethered cord syndrome, and possible developmental delays. Gatguon urgently needs spina bifida repair surgery to correct the condition and reduce risk of infection. Unfortunately, this treatment is not available for her in South Sudan. Dr Jill Seaman and her team at Old Fangak Clinic facilitated Gatguon’s travel to Kenya – a long and difficult journey for a sick baby. Now, doctors at our medical partner's care center in Kenya will perform the surgery she needs. Gatguon’s parents have two kids. Her mother is a stay-at-home mom and her father is a vegetable farmer. They are hopeful that baby Gatguon will be treated and that they will continue taking care of her and loving her unconditionally. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Gatguon's family raise $1,151 to cover the cost of spina bifida closure surgery. The procedure is scheduled to take place on April 20th and will hopefully spare Gatguon of further complications and allow her to grow and develop along a healthy trajectory. Gatguon’s mother shared, “We hope that our child will be treated.”

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$549raised
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