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Success! Kar from Burma raised $1,500 to fund brain surgery.

Kar
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Kar's treatment was fully funded on June 21, 2018.

Photo of Kar post-operation

July 11, 2018

Kar underwent brain surgery.

Surgery was successful. His symptoms have improved, and he is feeling better.

Kar’s mother says, “I am very happy. I will never forget BCMF and the donors because they helped my son by paying for his surgery and medication. Thank you for all you have done.”

Surgery was successful. His symptoms have improved, and he is feeling better. Kar’s mother says, "I am very happy. I will never forget B...

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May 23, 2018

Kar is an eight-month-old boy. He lives with his family in Hpa-an, Karen State, Burma. When Kar was three months old, his parents noticed for the first time that his head size was increasing.

Kar was recently diagnosed with hydrocephalus, which has caused fluid to build up in his brain. Without immediate surgery to alleviate the intracranial pressure that the excess fluid is causing, he is at risk of developing severe, potentially fatal medical complications.

Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund the insertion of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt for Kar, which will drain the fluid that has accumulated in his brain. The procedure is scheduled to take place on May 23, and, once completed, will greatly improve Kar’s quality of life.

His mother says, “I really want my son to look like other normal kids. So I believe that this surgery will make him look better.”

Kar is an eight-month-old boy. He lives with his family in Hpa-an, Karen State, Burma. When Kar was three months old, his parents noticed fo...

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Kar's Timeline

  • May 23, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • May 23, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Kar 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.

  • May 24, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Kar's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 21, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Kar's treatment was fully funded.

  • July 11, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Kar's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 30 donors

Funded by 30 donors

Treatment
Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Insertion
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $5,655 for Kar's treatment
Subsidies fund $4,155 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$3,574
Medical Staff
$813
Medication
$9
Supplies
$182
Travel
$478
Labs
$50
Radiology
$287
Other
$262

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.