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Success! Myat from Burma raised $1,500 to fund liver treatment.

Myat
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Myat's treatment was fully funded on February 19, 2020.

Photo of Myat post-operation

December 23, 2019

Myat to fund liver treatment.

Myat’s mother finds it hard to compare his condition to before his surgery. He still passes white colored stool, but he now cries less.

His mother said, “I am thankful to the donors for helping my son, and the organisation for doing their best to help my son get treatment. Even though I decided not to let my son go through another surgery as I feel bad for him. My son will stay alive if he has good luck, but it depends on his fate.”

Myat’s mother finds it hard to compare his condition to before his surgery. He still passes white colored stool, but he now cries less. H...

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October 18, 2019

Myat is a two-month-old boy who lives with his family in Hpa-An Town, Karen State, Burma. His father passed away when his mother was two months pregnant with him. Myat’s mother is a homemaker and she takes care of him at home. All of his sister and brothers are students. Myat’s grandfather drives a tricycle taxi.

On 6 June 2019, Myat was born without any complications at HGH. Since he was born, his mother noticed that he has been passing white coloured stools, but she did not do anything about it because she thought it was normal. When he was just over a month old, his mother noticed that Myat’s navel was bigger than normal. His mother then took him to HGH. The doctor examined his navel and told his mother not to worry too much and he also told her come back if it becomes bigger. A few days later, Myat’s mother noticed that his navel has become bigger and his mother took him to the hospital again. The doctor again took a look at Myat’s navel and advised his mother to take him to a hospital in Yangon for treatment. However, Myat’s mother did not have money to go to Yangon.

On 6 September 2019 Myat received an X-ray at Mae Sot Hospital (MSH) and was given a diagnosis of a bulging navel and biliary atresia, a childhood disease of the liver in which one or more bile ducts are abnormally narrow, blocked, or absent.

Currently, Myat still passes white coloured stools. He also has a bulging navel which never goes away. His mother is very much worried for him, especially that she just learned about his liver disease.

Myat’s mother said, “I would like him to be like other children. I feel bad for him but at the same time happy that an organization Burma Children Medical Fund will help him for his treatment.”

Myat is a two-month-old boy who lives with his family in Hpa-An Town, Karen State, Burma. His father passed away when his mother was two mon...

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Myat's Timeline

  • October 18, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • October 18, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Myat 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, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Myat's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 23, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Myat's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • February 19, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Myat's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 41 donors

Funded by 41 donors

Treatment
Kaisai Operation (Biliary Atresia)
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $12,504 for Myat's treatment
Subsidies fund $11,004 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$7,490
Medical Staff
$2,651
Medication
$62
Supplies
$49
Travel
$809
Labs
$30
Radiology
$879
Other
$534

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Thi

Thi is a 47-year-old woman from Burma. She lives with her family in Myawaddy Township of Karen State in Burma. Only two of her children go to school. Her youngest boy is in third grade and her daughter is in fifth grade. Her oldest son works at her cousin’s vegetable shop in Bago. Thi has been unemployed for approximately five months due to her condition. Before her illness, she was a day laborer on a farm and her husband is a day laborer in construction. Around five months ago, Thi started feeling sick. She experienced weakness, trouble sleeping, heart palpitations (irregular heartbeat), and sweats. At first, she ignored these symptoms, hoping they would resolve themselves. However, the symptoms did not improve. About two months later, she went to a local doctor who gave her oral medication to use for a week, but she did not get better. She started feeling pain in her left abdomen, difficulty breathing, and trouble eating and sleeping. Doctors want Thi to undergo a CT scan, a procedure in which x-ray images taken from several angles are combined to produce cross-sectional images of the body. This scan will hopefully help doctors diagnose her condition and formulate an appropriate treatment plan. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $414 to cover the cost of Thi's CT scan and care, scheduled for February 17th. “Now, I feel too weak to do manual labor. I was working on a farm before, but I don’t think I’ll be able to do it any longer. In the future, I think I will try to start a small business in my village. I think I can sell vegetables and clothes. If I can do this, life will be easier for me,” she said. In her free time, Thi likes to use a meditation necklace to focus her mind away from her pain. “When I move the beads through my fingers, it helps reduce my pain.”

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