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Eh Tha from Burma raised $1,485 for life-saving brain surgery.

Eh Tha
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Fully funded
Eh Tha's treatment was fully funded on December 1, 2015.

Photo of Eh Tha post-operation

December 23, 2015

Eh Tha received life-saving brain surgery.

“Eh Tha had a VP shunt inserted to drain a build up of fluid in her head,” her doctor shares. “Since the fluid has started draining out the comparison is quite clear. Previously, there was liquid collecting around her eyes making them look quite “puffy”, it also obstructed her vision and was difficult for her to open her eyes.”

“Now, my daughter’s condition is better than before - previously she couldn’t sit up by herself but now she can. She is bigger and more playful than before, she can see better and she can talk a little,” says Eh Tha’s mother.

"Eh Tha had a VP shunt inserted to drain a build up of fluid in her head," her doctor shares. "Since the fluid has started draining out th...

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November 12, 2015

Eh Tha is a six-month-old girl who lives with her parents in Burma. When Eh Tha was born, her mother noticed a small lump between her daughter’s eyes. A few months later, the lump has grown larger and decreased the vision in Eh Tha’s right eye.

Eh Tha’s mother brought her daughter to see our medical partner, Burma Border Projects (BBP), where she was diagnosed with encephalocele – a defect of the neural tube that causes sac-like protrusions of the brain. This condition has also caused a fluid buildup that has contributed to Eh Tha’s vision loss.

Eh Tha needs surgery to remove the mass and the fluid behind her eyes, but her parents cannot afford the treatment. BBP tells us, “her father is a teacher and her mother looks after her at home. Eh Tha is the first and only daughter for them.”

For $1485, Eh Tha will receive an operation to provide her with a shunt to remove the fluid buildup and pressure behind her eye. Surgery will also prevent further vision loss, giving Eh Tha the ability to see.

“I want my daughter to be healthy and happy,” her mother shares. “I want her to recover and see well when she grows up.”

Eh Tha is a six-month-old girl who lives with her parents in Burma. When Eh Tha was born, her mother noticed a small lump between her daught...

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Eh Tha's Timeline

  • November 12, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Eh Tha was submitted by Bue Wah Say, Project Officer at Burma Children Medical Fund.

  • November 13, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Eh Tha received treatment at Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai 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.

  • December 1, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Eh Tha's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 1, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Eh Tha's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 23, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Eh Tha. Read the update.

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