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Success! Aye Aye from Thailand raised $1,500 to fund corrective surgery.

Aye Aye
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Fully funded
Aye Aye's treatment was fully funded on November 13, 2017.

Photo of Aye Aye post-operation

March 2, 2017

Aye Aye underent successful corrective surgery.

After surgery, Aye Aye can see clearly and can play with her friends. Aye Aye and her father will return home, and she will go to school next year.

“My daughter is more active than before, and I am so happy and grateful that she has received treatment,” her father says. “Now, she will not be shy to go out with friends and can continue to attend school…I will now be able to work without worrying about my daughter.”

After surgery, Aye Aye can see clearly and can play with her friends. Aye Aye and her father will return home, and she will go to school nex...

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October 28, 2016

Aye Aye is a four-year-old girl who lives in a refugee camp with her parents and three siblings. Her two oldest siblings attend school in the camp. Aye Aye’s stepfather supports the family working as a day deliverer. His income is not enough to provide for all of the family’s needs.

When Aye Aye was born, her mother noticed a bump on her nose. The bump, indicative of a neurological condition known as encephalocele, continued to increase in size. Her parents worried that it would cause her shyness as she aged, for she is a playful girl who enjoys time with her friends.

The encephalocele is painful if hit accidentally, and it interferes with her vision. Aye Aye was referred to our medical partner, where she underwent surgical repair on October 30, 2016.

Aye Aye’s parents have taken time off work to care for their daughter. Now, they need help to fund her healthcare costs.

Of the future, Aye Aye’s father says, “Aye Aye is a very intelligent child, and she will do well with an education.”

Aye Aye is a four-year-old girl who lives in a refugee camp with her parents and three siblings. Her two oldest siblings attend school in th...

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Aye Aye's Timeline

  • October 28, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • October 31, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Aye Aye 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.

  • November 10, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Aye Aye's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 02, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Aye Aye's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • November 13, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Aye Aye's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 34 donors

Funded by 34 donors

Treatment
Correction of FEEM
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $16,764 for Aye Aye's treatment
Subsidies fund $15,264 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$12,229
Medical Staff
$1,332
Medication
$54
Supplies
$795
Travel
$583
Labs
$71
Radiology
$654
Other
$1,046

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