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Success! Chit from Burma raised $1,500 to fund treatment for bladder stones.

Chit
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Chit's treatment was fully funded on July 15, 2020.
February 28, 2020

Chit is a 68-year-old from Burma. He lives with his sister, brother-in-law, niece, his niece’s husband and their son. All of his family members are farmers who grow rice for their own consumption and peanuts which they sell. Chit used to work as a cowherd, but stopped when he fell ill one year ago. Sometimes his niece’s husband works as a day laborer. They also have two pigs and 10 chickens, which they sell in case they need emergency cash. Their income is just enough to cover their daily expenses and pay for basic health care.

Three years ago, Chit start to experience frequent back pain. After hearing about Mae Tao Clinic (MTC), he decided to seek help there. At the clinic he received an ultrasound and a urine test. After reviewing the result, the medic told him there was nothing wrong with his bladder and provided him with medication. However, the medication did not work and his back pain kept returning on and off.

In 2019, Chit developed severe pain in his lower left back in addition to difficulty passing urine accompanied by a burning sensation. He went to the nearest clinic where he received a urine test and an ultrasound. After checking his result, the doctor told him that he had a urinary tract infection and inflammation of the bladder. Doctors provided him with antibiotics and gave him an injection. Three week later, when he did not feel better, his niece brought him to Mae Sot Hospital (MSH) in Thailand, where he underwent another ultrasound and urine test. The results indicted that he has a stone in his bladder. The doctor gave him a follow-up appointment for 24th of January 2020 and he received two months’ worth of medication in the meantime. When he returned for his appointment, he received an x-ray. Following this, the doctor told him that he needs surgery and a pre-surgical deposit of 15,000 baht (approx. $500 USD) would be required by the hospital. The doctor then scheduled his surgery for March 31st, 2020. Unable to pay for the surgery, Chit and his niece returned to MTC to ask for help. At MTC, Chit received a urinary catheter and a medic referred him to Watsi’s Medical Partner Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF) for assistance in accessing further treatment and support.

Chit’s niece said, “When I was young my uncle looked after me well. So I want to help and support his treatment as much as I can. I am very grateful that he has received this chance to have his treatment supported by you. As we have financial problems at home, I cannot find anyone to borrow money from easily if you would not support him.”

Chit is a 68-year-old from Burma. He lives with his sister, brother-in-law, niece, his niece's husband and their son. All of his family memb...

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Chit's Timeline

  • February 28, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Chit was submitted by Bridgitte Agocs at Burma Children Medical Fund, our medical partner in Burma.

  • March 03, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Chit's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 31, 2020
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Chit was scheduled to receive treatment at Mae Sot General 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.

  • July 15, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Chit's treatment was fully funded.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Chit's treatment update from Burma Children Medical Fund.

Funded by 26 donors

Funded by 26 donors

Treatment
Cystolithotomy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $5,517 for Chit's treatment
Subsidies fund $4,017 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$3,601
Medical Staff
$823
Medication
$4
Supplies
$784
Labs
$84
Radiology
$50
Other
$171

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