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Success! Nyi from Thailand raised $469 to fund a CT scan of his tracheal tube.

Nyi
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  • $469 raised, $0 to go
$469
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Nyi's treatment was fully funded on February 7, 2021.

Photo of Nyi post-operation

February 18, 2021

Nyi underwent a CT scan of his tracheal tube.

Nyi returned to Chiang Mai for his CT scan as the doctor told him that the CT scan would help them understand his diagnosis better and prepare for his treatment. He returned to Chiang Mai Hospital for his results and our Medical Partner BCMF’s staff helped translate for him. The doctor told him that his test results were good and he will need surgery soon. This week, Nyi was admitted to the hospital for his treatment.

Nyi is feeling happy and hopeful. He said: “I’m very happy and appreciate all the help everyone has given me to receive treatment.”

Nyi returned to Chiang Mai for his CT scan as the doctor told him that the CT scan would help them understand his diagnosis better and prepa...

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October 1, 2020

Nyi is 18-year-old agricultural day laborer from Thailand. He has lived with his grandparents in a village close to the border of Burma since he was 10 years old. His grandfather is a carpenter and earns 2,000 baht (approx. $66.7 USD) per month. His grandmother works as a daily laborer too and also earns 2,000 baht (approx. $66.7) in a month. Nyi had to stop working in March when he felt unwell. Previously, in his free time, he liked to play cane ball.

On the evening of December 2nd 2019, Nyi and his brother went out together and they ended up in the hospital with a endotracheal tube for three days due to alcohol poisoning. One week after he was discharged, Nyi went back to work. About a month later, he developed shortness of breath and fatigue. By the time he went to Mae Sot Hospital in March 2020, the doctor diagnosed him with tracheal stenosis, a narrowing of the wind pipe. He then received a tracheostomy. The doctor referred him to Chiang Mai for further treatment, but Nyi was unable to go to Chiang Mai until September due to the outbreak of COVID-19.

Doctors want Nyi 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 his condition and formulate an appropriate treatment plan.

Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $469 to cover the cost of Nyi’s CT scan and care, scheduled for October 2nd.

“Since I was told that spraying pesticides without protective gear is unsafe [a task he used to do all the time as an agricultural day laborer], I want to find some other type of work such as in construction once I recover,” said Nyi.

Nyi is 18-year-old agricultural day laborer from Thailand. He has lived with his grandparents in a village close to the border of Burma sinc...

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Nyi's Timeline

  • October 1, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • October 2, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Nyi 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.

  • October 2, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Nyi's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 7, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Nyi's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 18, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Nyi's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 9 donors

Funded by 9 donors

Treatment
CT Scan OPD
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $469 for Nyi's treatment
Hospital Fees
$38
Medical Staff
$28
Medication
$0
Supplies
$347
Travel
$56

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