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Success! Kyaw Zwar from Burma raised $1,500 to fund the removal of a brain tumor.

Kyaw Zwar
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Kyaw Zwar's treatment was fully funded on January 24, 2017.

Photo of Kyaw Zwar post-operation

February 22, 2017

Kyaw Zwar had his brain tumor removed.

Prior to his treatment, Kyaw Zwar had severe headaches constantly. His leg was swollen, and he was losing motor control of his foot. Now he can walk on his own, and he is on the road to recovery.

Kyaw Zwar’s wife says, “Before hearing about BCMF, we gave up hope and were full of sadness because we couldn’t afford the treatment…I cried for him every day because of his condition. If he had a headache, he tried to release it by hitting his head with something. Seeing this situation made me so sad and worried.”

Now, Kyaw Zwar says, “It looks like I got a new chance at life.”

Prior to his treatment, Kyaw Zwar had severe headaches constantly. His leg was swollen, and he was losing motor control of his foot. Now he ...

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December 13, 2016

Kyaw Zwar is a 38-year-old man with a brain meningioma, or a benign brain tumor. He and his wife live in in Burma. He works six days a week in a mechanical workshop, and his wife makes a living weaving mats.

In 2006, Kyaw Zwar began to experience troubling symptoms, including sharp pain in his head and blurry vision. He visited many hospitals, but he could never afford treatment. Finally, a cousin told him about our medical partner’s care center, Mae Tao Clinic, on the Thai-Burma border.

Kyaw Zwar was transferred to Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai Hospital, where he underwent a diagnostic MRI test supported by Watsi donors. There, he learned about his brain meningioma. He will undergo surgery to remove the tumor on December 25. Our medical partner is requesting $1,500 to fund this procedure.

“We just want him to get well,” says Kyaw Zwar’s wife. “We feel like there is some hope now.”

Kyaw Zwar is a 38-year-old man with a brain meningioma, or a benign brain tumor. He and his wife live in in Burma. He works six days a week ...

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Kyaw Zwar's Timeline

  • December 13, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Kyaw Zwar was submitted by Ma Tu, Senior Project Officer at Burma Children Medical Fund, our medical partner in Burma.

  • December 22, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

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

  • December 27, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Kyaw Zwar 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.

  • January 24, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Kyaw Zwar's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 22, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

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

Funded by 20 donors

Funded by 20 donors

Treatment
Removal of Benign Tumor
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $3,080 for Kyaw Zwar's treatment
Subsidies fund $1,580 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,326
Medical Staff
$475
Medication
$7
Supplies
$400
Travel
$112
Labs
$86
Radiology
$567
Other
$107

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