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Success! Khaing from Burma raised $414 for a CT scan.

Khaing
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  • $414 raised, $0 to go
$414
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Khaing's treatment was fully funded on November 20, 2016.

Photo of Khaing post-operation

November 21, 2016

Khaing successfully received a CT scan.

Khaing received her CT scan. Unfortunately, the result confirmed that she has cancer in her cervix area. While she is unhappy about the result, she is thankful to finally know her diagnosis and is looking ahead to what’s next for her treatment.

“Thank you so much to all the donors who helped me paying for my CT scan,” says Khaing.

Khaing received her CT scan. Unfortunately, the result confirmed that she has cancer in her cervix area. While she is unhappy about the resu...

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October 14, 2016

Khaing is a 48-year-old woman from Burma. She lives in a small town about thirty minutes from the border with Thailand, where she and her husband moved twelve years ago in search of better job opportunities. They have two children who are both in school. Her 19-year-old daughter is in the tenth grade. Her 25-year-old son attends the university in Chiang Mai on a scholarship, which makes Khaing very proud.

About six months ago, Khaing began to experience some uncomfortable symptoms. She developed lower back and abdominal pain. Her use of traditional medicine only alleviated the symptoms for a short time. As the pain increased, she lost the ability to walk long distances, eat and sleep well, and even to sit for long periods of time. Eventually, Khaing visited a Watsi medical partner’s hospital, Mae Sot General Hospital, where she received blood and urine tests and an ultrasound.

Khaing learned that she has cervical cancer. Now, she needs a CT scan to determine the stage of the cancer and possible treatment.

Unfortunately, Khaing and her husband cannot afford the cost of healthcare. Though she used to work as a day laborer, Khaing’s health condition has made her unable to work for several months. They send most of their income to their daughter for dormitory fees and pocket money. Khaing needs Watsi’s help to pay for the $414 scan.

Khaing is increasingly worried about her condition and the effect it has on her family. She says, “My daughter’s education is very important to me.” She hopes that, like her son, her daughter will attend the university in Chiang Mai. For this reason, Khaing is eager to recover so she can resume work and support her family’s dreams.

Khaing is a 48-year-old woman from Burma. She lives in a small town about thirty minutes from the border with Thailand, where she and her hu...

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Khaing's Timeline

  • October 14, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • October 17, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Khaing received treatment at Mae Sot General 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.

  • October 19, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Khaing's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 20, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Khaing's treatment was fully funded.

  • November 21, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Khaing's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 12 donors

Funded by 12 donors

Treatment
CT Scan OPD
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $414 for Khaing's treatment
Hospital Fees
$38
Medical Staff
$28
Medication
$0
Supplies
$348

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