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Thi from Burma raised $1,485 for life-saving surgery to remove a brain tumor.

Thi
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Fully funded
Thi's treatment was fully funded on September 12, 2015.
October 5, 2015

Thi will undergo further treatment for her brain tumor.

Our medical partner, Burma Border Projects, successfully inserted a shunt to drain the fluid in Thi’s head that accompanied her brain tumor. However, after treating the fluid buildup, a pre-operative MRI revealed that Thi’s tumor was cancerous.

Thi is now undergoing cancer treatment in an inpatient unit. Her mother is caring for her during this difficult time, and is doing her best to help Thi as she goes through treatment.

We are saddened to report this change in Thi’s condition, but we are committed to transparently reporting all outcomes – even the ones we wish were different. Should we receive further updates on Thi’s condition, we will share them here.

Our medical partner, Burma Border Projects, successfully inserted a shunt to drain the fluid in Thi's head that accompanied her brain tumor....

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August 18, 2015

“I am very sad that this has happened to my daughter,” says the mother of Thi, a nine-year-old girl who lives with her mother, sister, and grandmother in Burma.

Thi and her mother came to our medical partner, Burma Border Projects (BBP), in search of help for Thi, who was healthy and active until she started experiencing dizziness and vomiting during the spring. “Over the course of several months,” says BBP, “Thi has lost the ability to walk unassisted and to write. Her speech is slow, and she talks with great difficulty. The left side of her face has also been paralyzed.”

An MRI confirmed that Thi has a brain tumor, causing swelling in her head and making it difficult for her to control the muscles that move her body. BBP explains, “Thi no longer experiences regular vomiting or dizziness, but her symptoms are quite visible. She is very slow to respond to questions, and her speech is sluggish.” Thi is no longer able to attend school because of her condition.

Thi’s mother buys and sells goods to support the family, but her daily earnings are only enough to cover a day’s expenses. In the past, she has had to borrow money from neighbors to pay healthcare costs. Given the family’s financial situation, money to pay for treatment for Thi is unavailable.

With $1,485 in finding, Thi can undergo surgery to place a shunt that will relieve the swelling and pressure in her head. BBP shares, “It is hoped that Thi’s current symptoms will be alleviated, and that she will be able to return to school following treatment.”

Thi’s mother shares that sentiment. “I want her to go back to school and eventually become a preacher,” she says.

“I am very sad that this has happened to my daughter,” says the mother of Thi, a nine-year-old girl who lives with her mother, sister, and g...

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Thi's Timeline

  • August 18, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Thi was submitted by Connor Brown at Burma Children Medical Fund, our medical partner in Burma.

  • August 19, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Thi received treatment. 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.

  • September 01, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Thi's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 12, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Thi's treatment was fully funded.

  • October 05, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Thi. Read the update.

Funded by 23 donors

Funded by 23 donors

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