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Success! Day from Burma raised $1,500 to fund a cyst removal procedure.

Day
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Day's treatment was fully funded on July 9, 2018.

Photo of Day post-operation

June 17, 2018

Day underwent a cyst removal procedure.

Surgery was successful. When he is fully recovered, his mother plans to send him to school and wants him to become a medical doctor.

“It is like creating a future for my son. I just want to thank you all for this treatment. I couldn’t have done it by myself,” says Day’s mother.

Surgery was successful. When he is fully recovered, his mother plans to send him to school and wants him to become a medical doctor. "It ...

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May 28, 2018

Day is a four-year-old boy from Karen State, Burma. He lives with his mother, two brothers, and sister. He does not yet attend school, but his sister is in grade one. His older brothers both work as agricultural day laborers and get paid in rice on an annual basis.

When Day was a year old, his mother noticed a small, swollen area on his left buttock. The area was about the size of a quarter, but did not cause Day any pain. Over the next three years, the swollen area, or cyst, grew significantly. The cyst had some redness and was soft.

Day’s mother did not take him to any healthcare facilities for investigation or treatment because the mass was not actively bothering him and they do not have enough money to do so. However, Day’s mother started to worry about Day’s condition as the cyst gradually grew bigger.

In May 2018, someone in Day’s village told his mother about Mae Tao Clinic (MTC), a free clinic in Mae Sot, Thailand. They finally came to MTC and were referred to Mae Sot Hospital (MSH), our medical partner’s care center, for surgery. The doctor at MSH scheduled Day for surgery on May 30.

Now, his family needs help funding this $1,500 cyst removal procedure.

Day’s mother says, “I really want him to have treatment, but we have never had enough money.”

Day is a four-year-old boy from Karen State, Burma. He lives with his mother, two brothers, and sister. He does not yet attend school, but h...

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Day's Timeline

  • May 28, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • May 31, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Day 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.

  • June 05, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Day's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 17, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Day's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • July 09, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Day's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 20 donors

Funded by 20 donors

Treatment
Cyst Excision
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $2,085 for Day's treatment
Subsidies fund $585 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$538
Medical Staff
$475
Medication
$0
Supplies
$400
Labs
$86
Radiology
$567
Other
$19

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Linn

Linn is a 24-year-old seventh grader from Burma. She lives with her parents, grandmother, an uncle and three younger sisters in Myawaddy Township, Karen State. Among her family, only her father and her mother work. Her uncle stays home and looks after her grandmother and her youngest sister, while her two other sisters go to school. To support their family, Linn’s parents work as day labourers. About six months ago, while she was studying at school, Linn started to experience dizziness and severe headaches. When she looked at the blackboard and her notebook, she had blurry double vision. However, she did not say anything to the teacher as she is new at the school and she was afraid of the teacher. When her friends found out what was happening to her, they wanted to tell the teacher, but Linn forbid them from doing so. After a month of struggling with this problem, Linn finally told her mother. She had kept it from her as she knew about their financial difficulties and she did not want to become a burden. Linn's parents took her to an eyeglass shop in Myawaddy. There, they examine her eyesight, told Linn that she does not need eyeglasses and urged her to go to Mae Sot Hospital (MSH) in Thailand. Doctors want Linn to undergo a CT scan, a procedure in which x-ray images taken from several angles are combined to produce cross-sectional images of the body. This scan will hopefully help doctors diagnose her condition and formulate an appropriate treatment plan. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $414 to cover the cost of Linn's CT scan and care, scheduled for September 2nd. As for Linn, she enjoys studying a lot. She said, “English and mathematics are my favorite subjects. I’m also interested in karate as self-defense course and I want to learn it. But, when I have time, I have to help out with household chores. I also have to set aside time to studying.”

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