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Mu from Burma raised $1,500 to fund kidney stone removal surgery.

Mu
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Mu's treatment was fully funded on July 9, 2018.

Photo of Mu post-operation

June 18, 2018

Mu underwent kidney stone removal surgery.

Since Mu’s surgery, her condition has improved completely. She does not feel any pain, she sleeps comfortably, and her appetite has returned.

She says, “Now, I believe that I am well and recovering because I have no more pain.”

Since Mu's surgery, her condition has improved completely. She does not feel any pain, she sleeps comfortably, and her appetite has returned...

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May 14, 2018

Mu is a 25-year-old farmer from Burma. She lives with her family. In her free time, she enjoys reading books that make her laugh.

Two years ago, Mu began experiencing pain in her lower back. She has been diagnosed with kidney stones, which are hard deposits of minerals that form in the kidneys and are often very painful to pass. She has been advised to undergo surgery to remove her kidney stones. If left untreated, Mu’s symptoms will continue to worsen and will put her at risk for further health complications in the future.

Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund Mu’s kidney stone removal surgery. The procedure is scheduled to take place on May 15.

She says, “I hope that my surgery…will be successful so that I can return home and give myself and my family peace of mind.”

Mu is a 25-year-old farmer from Burma. She lives with her family. In her free time, she enjoys reading books that make her laugh. Two ye...

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Mu's Timeline

  • May 14, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Mu was submitted by Bridgitte Agocs at Burma Children Medical Fund.

  • May 14, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Mu's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 15, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Mu 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.

  • June 18, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Mu. Read the update.

  • July 9, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Mu's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 30 donors

Funded by 30 donors

Treatment
Nephrolithotomy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $11,221 for Mu's treatment
Subsidies fund $9,721 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$7,500
Medical Staff
$1,695
Medication
$12
Supplies
$187
Labs
$84
Radiology
$879
Other
$864

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