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Success! Chit from Thailand raised $414 to fund a CT scan.

Chit
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  • $414 raised, $0 to go
$414
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$0
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Fully funded
Chit's treatment was fully funded on August 31, 2017.

Photo of Chit post-operation

August 24, 2017

Chit underwent a CT scan.

Chit received a CT scan. The results indicated possible leukemia, lymphoma, a pseudotumor, rhabdomyosarcoma, and cancer metastasis. Because of the severity of Chit’s condition, no further treatment was recommended. The CT scan hopefully provided Chit with some closure regarding his symptoms so that he may plan for the future accordingly.

Chit feels a bit upset and says, “I am sad about the result but I cannot do anything. I would like to say thank you to all people for helping.”

Chit received a CT scan. The results indicated possible leukemia, lymphoma, a pseudotumor, rhabdomyosarcoma, and cancer metastasis. Because ...

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April 3, 2017

Chit is a 50-year-old man who was born in Yangon. He lives with his wife and son in a refugee camp in Thailand.

Two years ago, a fragment of wood injured Chit’s eye. He received treatment and was given eye drops from the medical clinic at the camp. Discomfort returned to his right eye shortly afterwards, and Chit’s eyesight has begun to deteriorate. He is also experiencing headaches and pain.

As a result, he has been unable to continue working as a farm laborer. Although the camp provides food rations, he needs income to buy more food for his family.

During a visit from an eye specialist to the camp, Chit was advised to get a CT scan of his eye. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, has arranged for this to be performed on April 4. The CT scan will cost $414 and will provide detailed information about what is causing Chit’s eye injury. This will assist his doctors in preparing an appropriate treatment plan.

Chit says, “I hope to return to work to provide for my family and also start reading again.”

Chit is a 50-year-old man who was born in Yangon. He lives with his wife and son in a refugee camp in Thailand. Two years ago, a fragmen...

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Chit's Timeline

  • April 3, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • April 4, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Chit 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.

  • April 7, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Chit's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 24, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Chit's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • August 31, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Chit's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 8 donors

Funded by 8 donors

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

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Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Martin

Martin is a playful and friendly young boy and the last-born in a family of six children. Martin has not started going to school yet, but his father plans to enroll him in two years. Martin's father says life has been tough for him and his family since he fell sick for most of 2020, something that he says made life for his family tough. Prior to falling ill, Martin's father was a hardworking man practicing small-scale farming to provide food for his family and was also a catechist at their local catholic church. For over a year Martin's father was moved from one hospital to another seeking treatment. Martin's parents were forced to sell most of their property to cover the resulting medical bills. In 2021, Martin's father's health returned and he was able to grow his strength back. Martin's father moved their family to another village for a fresh start. They are now slowly rebuilding their life with the hope of restoring their livelihood once more. Since then, Martin has been diagnosed with Left Genu Varus meaning his leg is bent at the knee so that they do not touch. This condition is typically caused by an excessive accumulation of fluoride in the bones, which often stems from contaminated drinking water. As a result, it is difficult for him to walk. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is raising $880 to fund corrective surgery for Martin. The procedure is scheduled to take place on July 5th. Treatment will hopefully restore Martin's mobility, allow him to participate in a variety of activities, and greatly decrease his risk of future complications. Martin’s father says, “Because of the long period I was sick I was not able to provide for my family. My son now needs treatment, but I still can’t afford the cost.”

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