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

Shay
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Shay's treatment was fully funded on February 1, 2018.

Photo of Shay post-operation

December 15, 2017

Shay underwent brain surgery.

Since the surgery, Shay cries less, and his head is getting smaller. His mother said that she is so happy that her son looks stronger now. She would like him to be able to go to school in the future.

Shay’s mother said, “My son’s head is smaller and not so swollen like before. He is smiling and doesn’t cry like before either. He is able to move his head again.”

Since the surgery, Shay cries less, and his head is getting smaller. His mother said that she is so happy that her son looks stronger now. S...

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November 17, 2017

Shay is a six-month-old baby boy from Burma. He lives with his parents and four siblings. His parents are farmers.

Shay 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 Shay, which will drain the fluid that has accumulated in his brain. The procedure is scheduled to take place on November 20, and, once completed, will greatly improve Shay’s quality of life.

Shay’s mother says, “I am unable to sleep because I have to take care of him and carry him day and night. I worry if he will get well.”

Shay is a six-month-old baby boy from Burma. He lives with his parents and four siblings. His parents are farmers. Shay was recently dia...

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Shay's Timeline

  • November 17, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • November 17, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Shay's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 20, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Shay 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.

  • December 15, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Shay's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • February 01, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Shay's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 26 donors

Funded by 26 donors

Treatment
Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Insertion
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $5,655 for Shay'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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