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Success! Kyaw Thet from Burma raised $1,500 to treat a bladder condition.

Kyaw Thet
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$1,500
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Fully funded
Kyaw Thet's treatment was fully funded on October 1, 2016.

Photo of Kyaw Thet post-operation

October 19, 2016

Kyaw Thet received a successful urethrotomy.

Kyaw Thet no longer experiences pain and he can urinate normally. Before this surgery, Kyaw Thet had been in treatment for nearly two years and he had missed school for almost a year. Now, he is happy to return home and continue his studies. The hospital staff also reports that Kyaw Thet’s recovery has made his stressed family much happier.

“I want to thank everyone who has assisted by supporting the surgery cost, accommodation, the food at the patient house,” says Kyaw Thet. “I am especially thankful to all the doctors, nurses…I wish that all would be truly wealthy and live a healthy long life.”

Kyaw Thet no longer experiences pain and he can urinate normally. Before this surgery, Kyaw Thet had been in treatment for nearly two years ...

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July 27, 2016

Kyaw Thet is a 14-year-old boy living in Burma. He is part of a large household, which includes two older sisters, four nephews, two nieces, and his parents. He also has three brothers who live separately with their families and four sisters and one brother living in Bangkok. Kyaw Thet’s family earns money by growing and selling rice. They also keep ten cows and two pigs for food or to sell if they need extra money.

Kyaw Thet was referred to our medical partner with a diagnosis of bladder trauma. The trauma occurred as a result of a motorbike accident. Kyaw Thet also suffered a broken leg, external wounds on his legs and the back of his head, and internal injuries.

Kyaw Thet already had one surgery to address this condition and feels much better now, but needs another surgery - a urethrotomy - for his urethra stricture (the abnormal narrowing of the urethra, which carries urine out of the body).

Currently Kyaw Thet does not feel pain during urination but he feels uncomfortable. The urethrotomy should relieve this discomfort and allow Kyaw Thet to return to a normal day to day life. He will be able to continue enjoying school and pursuing his dream of becoming a teacher.

Kyaw Thet is a 14-year-old boy living in Burma. He is part of a large household, which includes two older sisters, four nephews, two nieces,...

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Kyaw Thet's Timeline

  • July 27, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Kyaw Thet was submitted by Bue Wah Say, Project Officer at Burma Children Medical Fund, our medical partner in Burma.

  • August 02, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Kyaw Thet received treatment at Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai Hospital. 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.

  • August 31, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Kyaw Thet's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 01, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Kyaw Thet's treatment was fully funded.

  • October 19, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Kyaw Thet's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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