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Success! Aung Kyaw from Burma raised $414 to fund a CT Scan.

Aung Kyaw
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  • $414 raised, $0 to go
$414
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Aung Kyaw's treatment was fully funded on February 10, 2017.

Photo of Aung Kyaw post-operation

February 22, 2017

Aung Kyaw underwent a CT scan.

Unfortunately, the result of the scan showed possible colon cancer. Our medical partner called Aung Kyaw to inform him of the result, but he decided not to come in for further treatment.

Aung Kyaw says, “I am thankful to the donors for helped pay for my CT scan.”

Unfortunately, the result of the scan showed possible colon cancer. Our medical partner called Aung Kyaw to inform him of the result, but he...

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December 8, 2016

Aung Kyaw is a 42-year-old husband and father of three children from a village in Burma.

Over a decade ago, in August 2002, Aung Kyaw began to experience nausea, abdominal pain, and vomiting. After being admitted to a hospital in Rangoon, he was diagnosed with gastroenteritis, an intestinal infection that causes cramps and nausea. After receiving an IV line and oral medicines, he was discharged.

However, over the next decade, Aung Kyaw’s symptoms repeatedly returned. He visited numerous hospitals, only to receive the same diagnosis and the same medicines. Eventually, he realized that these clinics were not addressing the cause of his illness. Thus, in July 2015, he traveled eight hours to visit our medical partner’s care center, Mae Sot General Hospital. He was diagnosed with a tumor in his abdomen. He is scheduled to undergo a CT scan on December 8, and he will receive the results on December 15.

Due to his health condition, Aung Kyaw has not worked for the past decade. His wife currently works as a rubber merchant, but her earnings are only enough to cover general family expenditures, and the family is in debt. For this reason, our medical partner is requesting $414 to fund this CT scan.

Aung Kyaw hopes to be fully cured so that he can return to work in his plantation.

“My wife has turned into so many colors in the past years,” he said. “She turned pale when my condition got worse. She turned red when I had to visit the hospital, which meant our savings were gone. But if my illness is cured, she will become ecstatic and turn rainbow.”

Aung Kyaw is a 42-year-old husband and father of three children from a village in Burma. Over a decade ago, in August 2002, Aung Kyaw be...

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Aung Kyaw's Timeline

  • December 8, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • December 08, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Aung Kyaw received treatment at Mae Sot General Hospital.

  • January 09, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

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

  • February 10, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Aung Kyaw's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 22, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

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

Funded by 9 donors

Funded by 9 donors

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

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