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Success! Kaw We from Burma raised $1,500 to fund bladder surgery.

Kaw We
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Kaw We's treatment was fully funded on November 24, 2016.

Photo of Kaw We post-operation

January 25, 2017

Kaw We underwent successful bladder surgery.

After surgery, Kaw We is walking much better than before. He can comfortably sit down and use the restroom. After a full recovery, he would like to continue his religious studies at the monastery.

Kaw We says, “I feel like all my burden has been taken away. Thanks very much for helping me.”

After surgery, Kaw We is walking much better than before. He can comfortably sit down and use the restroom. After a full recovery, he would ...

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October 31, 2016

Kaw We is a 19-year-old Buddhist monk from a village in Burma. Kaw We currently lives and studies at the monastery in his village. His parents grow rice, and they pay rent for the land with half of their harvest. Kaw We is the youngest sibling in the family and has three older brothers and three older sisters.

Kaw We has experienced uncomfortable urinary symptoms since he was a toddler. For most of his life, he relied on traditional medicine, which helped to alleviate the symptoms temporarily. Kaw We’s family did not seek treatment at a hospital, assuming his condition was merely an annoyance and hoping to avoid the cost of modern medicine. With help from traditional medicine, Kaw We began to work on the family paddy field.

Recently, however, Kaw We’s symptoms worsened. He developed a fever, his face swelled, and he felt sharp pain in his abdomen. Traditional medicine no longer helped.

Kaw We’s family learned from fellow villagers about our medical partner’s clinic in Thailand. They decided to cross the border, traveling three hours to seek care for Kaw We’s condition.

The family arrived on September 12, 2016. After several tests, Kaw We was diagnosed with a bladder stone. On October 31, 2016, doctors at our medical partner’s hospital, Mae Sot General Hospital, performed a cystolithotomy surgery to remove the stone. Now, Kaw We’s family needs help to pay for this life-changing procedure.

“I would like to continue to be a monk,” says Kaw We. “I am now more worried about my current condition, and my only hope is that it can be fully cured.”

Kaw We is a 19-year-old Buddhist monk from a village in Burma. Kaw We currently lives and studies at the monastery in his village. His paren...

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Kaw We's Timeline

  • October 31, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • October 31, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Kaw We received 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.

  • November 08, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Kaw We's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 24, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Kaw We's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 25, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Kaw We's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 33 donors

Funded by 33 donors

Treatment
Cystolithotomy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $5,517 for Kaw We'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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