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Success! Zaw from Burma raised $1,500 to fund sinus surgery.

Zaw
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Zaw's treatment was fully funded on August 31, 2017.

Photo of Zaw post-operation

April 18, 2017

Zaw underwent sinus surgery.

Zaw says that he feels much better since the operation. He is no longer having the headaches that caused him to stop attending school, and he is having a much easier time breathing. He reports that there is some pain at the incision site, but this is normal at this stage of healing. Zaw says that he is looking forward to going back to school and would like to be a doctor when he grows up.

Zaw says, “Now that I have had your help with my condition, I would like to be a doctor when I grow up so that I can help others.”

Zaw says that he feels much better since the operation. He is no longer having the headaches that caused him to stop attending school, and h...

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February 16, 2017

Zaw is an 11-year-old boy from Burma who has an abnormal growth in his nostrils. He lives with his parents and two younger brothers. Zaw has completed fourth grade, but he stopped attending fifth grade earlier this year due to his nasal condition. Both of Zaw’s siblings are currently in school.

When he was nine years old, Zaw’s mother noticed that he had a nasal problem, but she could not see the abnormal growth inside his nostrils. His condition would worsen at night, when Zaw found it difficult to breathe. Finally, they visited a clinic, where Zaw’s mother was informed that Zaw had nasal polyps in both of his nostrils. These polyps are benign growths that form on the lining of the nose or sinuses.

Several months after his visit to the clinic, the nasal polyps became visible. Unfortunately, Zaw’s family could not afford to pay for more treatment. Both of Zaw’s parents work. His mother sells watermelon in town, and his father cuts bamboo and works as a day laborer on construction sites. Most months, the family income is not sufficient to cover basic costs. Zaw’s mother borrowed money from a neighbor to make the trip to Mae Tao Clinic (MTC), where the office of our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is based.

After a CT scan, our medical partner’s doctors scheduled Zaw for surgery. Currently, Zaw’s condition is poor. He cannot breathe well, and he often feels fatigued and dizzy.

Zaw is scheduled to undergo sinus surgery on February 19. Burma Children Medical Fund is requesting $1,500 for the procedure. Zaw’s mother hopes that her son will recover quickly so that he can go back to his studies.

“I want him to be a medical doctor because he often dreams of being one,” she says.

“If I am fully recovered, I will go back to school,” Zaw adds.

Zaw is an 11-year-old boy from Burma who has an abnormal growth in his nostrils. He lives with his parents and two younger brothers. Zaw has...

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Zaw's Timeline

  • February 16, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • February 20, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Zaw received treatment at Mae Sot General 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 28, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Zaw's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 18, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Zaw's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • August 31, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Zaw's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 12 donors

Funded by 12 donors

Treatment
Endoscopic - Sinus Surgery
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $2,224 for Zaw's treatment
Subsidies fund $724 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$966
Medical Staff
$887
Medication
$17
Supplies
$187
Labs
$50
Radiology
$74
Other
$43

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