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

Naw Blu
$414
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Fully funded
Naw Blu's treatment was fully funded on February 7, 2017.
  • Naw Blu's story
  • Naw Blu's update
December 14, 2016

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 ...

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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.

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