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Success! Chit Sandar from Burma raised $1,500 to fund hydrocephalus treatment.

Chit Sandar
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Chit Sandar's treatment was fully funded on July 20, 2017.

Photo of Chit Sandar post-operation

April 17, 2017

Chit Sandar underwent hydrocephalus treatment.

The circumference of Chit Sander’s head is much smaller than before surgery, as the fluid has drained away. She is much more active and happy. Chit Sander and her mother will now return home.

Chit Sandar’s mother says, “I would like to say thank you so much to all of the staff who helped my daughter. Thank you to all the donors, BCMF staff, and doctors who were involved in my daughter’s treatment.”

The circumference of Chit Sander's head is much smaller than before surgery, as the fluid has drained away. She is much more active and happ...

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February 13, 2017

Chit Sandar is 21 months old and lives with her older brother, mother, and grandparents in a village in Burma. Her father works in Bangkok to support the family.

At six months of age, Chit Sandar became sick with a fever. She was brought to the hospital, where she was diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the brain.

Although Chit Sandar is eating well, she has experienced loss of consciousness, fatigue, and sunken eyes. She was referred to our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF). On February 14, doctors will perform a shunt insertion surgery to drain the fluid from her brain.

Chit Sandar’s parents cannot afford treatment, so BCMF is requesting $1,500 to help fund this procedure.

Chit Sandar is 21 months old and lives with her older brother, mother, and grandparents in a village in Burma. Her father works in Bangkok ...

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Chit Sandar's Timeline

  • February 13, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Chit Sandar was submitted by Bue Wah Say, Project Officer at Burma Children Medical Fund.

  • February 14, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Chit Sandar 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.

  • February 16, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Chit Sandar's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 17, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Chit Sandar's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • July 20, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Chit Sandar's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 29 donors

Funded by 29 donors

Treatment
Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Insertion
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $5,655 for Chit Sandar'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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$270raised
$369to go

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