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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
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$0
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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.

  • May 23, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Kar 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.

  • 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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Saw Hsar

Saw Hsar is a 21-year-old man who lives with his mother, stepfather, and sister in a refugee camp in Hong Son Province. He used to live with his father in Burma, but he moved back to live with his mother in 2018 and hoped to receive treatment for an eye injury. His stepfather is a homemaker, while his mother weaves traditional Karen sarongs to sell. Saw Hsar stopped studying after he graduated from grade four, when he injured his eye. Currently, he is unemployed. In 2018, Saw Hsar began to experience blurry vision, and an inability to clearly see the objects around him. While he is comfortable moving around in his home, he needs someone with him when he leaves home, as he is afraid of tripping over unseen objects in his way, given his increasing inability to see clearly. Saw Hsar was diagnosed with a detached retina, which means that his retina has pulled away from the supporting tissue in his eye. Without the proper treatment, Saw Hsar could completely lose the vision in his eye. Saw Hsar is scheduled to undergo surgery to reattach his retina on September 3rd, at Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai Hospital. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to cover the cost of Saw Hsar's procedure and care. After surgery, Saw Hsar's vision will hopefully be restored, and he will be able to resume his daily activities without his current limitations. He said, “I would like to see clearly like before. In the future, I will find a job and earn a living. I want to grow rice or vegetables on a farm, save money and support my family.”

92% funded

92%funded
$1,382raised
$118to go

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