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Success! Nwet (BB) from Burma raised $1,500 to fund brain surgery.

Nwet (BB)
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Nwet (BB)'s treatment was fully funded on July 1, 2018.

Photo of Nwet (BB) post-operation

June 17, 2018

Nwet (BB) underwent brain surgery.

He no longer experiences pain and can sleep comfortably. His mother wants him to become a doctor.

“Thank you for helping him,” she says.

He no longer experiences pain and can sleep comfortably. His mother wants him to become a doctor. “Thank you for helping him," she says....

May 21, 2018

Nwet (BB) is a five-month-old baby boy from Burma. He lives with his family in a village in Karen State. He is a smiling boy.

Nwet (BB) was recently diagnosed with hydrocehpalus, which has caused fluid to build up in his brain. Without immediate surgery to alleviate the intracranial pressure that the excess fluid is causing, he is at risk of developing severe, potentially fatal medical complications.

Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund the insertion of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt for Nwet (BB), which will drain the fluid that has accumulated in his brain. The procedure is scheduled to take place on May 22, and, once completed, will greatly improve Nwet (BB)’s quality of life.

His mother says, “I love to see my son’s smile and want him to recover and grow up happily.”

Nwet (BB) is a five-month-old baby boy from Burma. He lives with his family in a village in Karen State. He is a smiling boy. Nwet (BB) ...

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Nwet (BB)'s Timeline

  • May 21, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Nwet (BB) was submitted by Bue Wah Say, Project Officer at Burma Children Medical Fund, our medical partner in Burma.

  • May 23, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Nwet (BB) 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.

  • May 23, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Nwet (BB)'s profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 17, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Nwet (BB)'s treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • July 01, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Nwet (BB)'s treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 26 donors

Treatment
Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Insertion
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $5,655 for Nwet (BB)'s treatment
Subsidies fund $4,155 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$3,574
Medical Staff
$813
Medication
$9
Supplies
$182
Travel
$478
Labs
$50
Radiology
$287
Other
$262

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