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Zaw from Burma raised $1,500 to fund a CT scan.

Zaw
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Zaw's treatment was fully funded on March 18, 2017.

Photo of Zaw post-operation

March 13, 2017

Zaw underwent a CT scan.

The results of the scan gave doctors a better picture of his nasal obstruction. His doctor has recommended that he undergo surgery. His mother is very happy that her son will be treated.

Zaw’s mother says, “I cannot afford to pay for my son’s treatment without help. I know that Zaw is lucky that he has donors, and he will be better soon. Thank you so much to all the donors.”

The results of the scan gave doctors a better picture of his nasal obstruction. His doctor has recommended that he undergo surgery. His moth...

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January 9, 2017

Zaw is an 11-year-old boy from Burma. He lives with his parents and two younger brothers. Zaw’s mother sells watermelon in their town, while his father works on construction sites and cuts bamboo for neighbors. Zaw himself is a student who just finished the fourth grade. He loves to spend his free time playing football and marbles with friends.

When Zaw was nine, his mother noticed a nasal polyp, or growth, inside both of his nostrils. At night, he began to have difficulty breathing. Zaw’s condition has caused him to stop attending the fifth grade.

Zaw’s family could not afford medication or travel to a clinic. Finally, Zaw visited our medical partner’s care center, Mae Sot General Hospital. There, he will undergo a CT scan on January 11. This scan will help his doctors plan for further treatment.

Zaw’s parents earn an inconsistent income. They need help to fund this $1,500 procedure. His mother hopes her son will recover soon.

“If I am fully recovered, I will go back to school,” Zaw says.

Zaw is an 11-year-old boy from Burma. He lives with his parents and two younger brothers. Zaw's mother sells watermelon in their town, while...

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Zaw's Timeline

  • January 9, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • January 11, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Zaw 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 17, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Zaw's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 13, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Zaw. Read the update.

  • March 18, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Zaw's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 9 donors

Funded by 9 donors

Treatment
Endoscopic - Sinus Surgery
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $2,224 for Zaw's treatment
Subsidies fund $724 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$966
Medical Staff
$887
Medication
$17
Supplies
$187
Labs
$50
Radiology
$74
Other
$43

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$156raised
$309to go

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