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Success! Naw Blu from Thailand raised $414 to fund a CT scan for her leg.

Naw Blu
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  • $414 raised, $0 to go
$414
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Naw Blu's treatment was fully funded on February 7, 2017.

Photo of Naw Blu post-operation

February 22, 2017

Naw Blu underwent a CT scan.

The result of the scan shows a large mass on her spine. Currently, her doctors recommend no further treatment.

Naw Blu’s mother says, “I had no money to pay for my daughter’s treatment, and I know that without the help from the donors, I would not have been able to know my daughter’s condition.”

The result of the scan shows a large mass on her spine. Currently, her doctors recommend no further treatment. Naw Blu's mother says, "I ...

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December 14, 2016

Naw Blu is a one-month-old baby girl who lives in a refugee camp in Thailand. Her parents moved to the camp from Burma to escape civil war and raise a family. In addition to her parents, Naw Blu also has three older sisters.

One week after Naw Blu was born, her mother noticed that her left leg wasn’t moving. X-ray results did not show any bone abnormalities. On December 16, Naw Blu will undergo a CT scan, which will help her doctors diagnose the problem. Our medical partner, Burma Border Projects, is requesting $414 to fund the scan.

Over the past year, life in the refugee camp has grown more difficult, due to reduced food rations and fewer community workers. Jobs within the camp have become scarce. Despite these challenges, Naw Blu’s mother is optimistic about the future. She will do whatever it takes to ensure the wellbeing of her children. She says, “I want my daughter to finish school, and after that she can do whatever she wants.”

Naw Blu is a one-month-old baby girl who lives in a refugee camp in Thailand. Her parents moved to the camp from Burma to escape civil war a...

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Naw Blu's Timeline

  • December 14, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • December 16, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Naw Blu 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.

  • January 9, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Naw Blu's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 7, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Naw Blu's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 22, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Naw Blu's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 16 donors

Funded by 16 donors

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

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Phyu

Phyu is a 17-year-old who lives with her parents, husband, and two brothers on the Thai-Burma border. Her father and husband work as day labourers, while her mother looks after her two younger brothers. Phyu used to help on small jobs too, but stopped six months ago when she first felt unwell. Beginning last October, Phyu felt tired, experienced chest tightness, and oedema in both her legs. A few days later, she went to a clinic and was told that she has a problem with her heart. She received medication and a follow-up appointment for the following week. Although she took the medication regularly, she did not feel any better. When she went back to the clinic, it was closed due to an outbreak of COVID-19 in their area. While she waited for the clinic to reopen, the swelling in her legs worsened and she also had difficulty breathing. Eventually, her employer drove her to Phop Phra Hospital, where she was admitted and given oxygen. The doctor at the hospital referred her to Mae Sot Hospital (MSH) the next day where she received a number of diagnostic tests. The doctor told her that she has a heart condition and diagnosed her with aortic valve regurgitation. The medical team shared that she needed to undergo surgery and told her to travel to Chiang Mai where they can provide the care she needs. Worried about how her family would afford the surgery, once Phyu arrived at the clinic, a medic referred her to our medical partner Burma Children Medical Fund for assistance accessing the treatment she needs. Currently, Phyu feels tired if she walks far or when she has to do anything strenuous such as carrying water or cleaning her house. If she sleeps on her back, she has difficulty breathing. Although she still has oedema in her legs, the swelling has gone down since she started taking medication from MSH. “When I recover from surgery, I want to work to help increase my family’s income so that we can pay back our debt. I also want to support my brother who is attending a teacher training college in Burma. He is a second-year student now," said Phyu with new hope for her future.

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81%funded
$1,226raised
$274to go

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