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Twel Tar from Thailand raised $1,500 to fund life-saving hydrocephalus treatment.

Twel Tar
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Fully funded
Twel Tar's treatment was fully funded on April 18, 2022.

Photo of Twel Tar post-operation

May 4, 2022

Twel Tar underwent life-saving hydrocephalus treatment.

Twel Tar’s surgery was a success! Before she underwent this procedure, she could not grab or move objects, so she was unable to play and often laid down for long periods of time. Now, Twel Tar can sit up easily, grab objects, and spend her time observing and exploring. Her mother shared that she loves to ride on a toy horse and push herself with her legs.

Twel Tar’s mother said, “When the doctor at MSH said that my daughter would not live for much longer, I felt really sad. If I had never met this organization, BCMF, my child would have never received the opportunity of receiving surgery because I don’t have enough money to pay for her treatment. Now, when I see my child smile and feel free from this threat to her life, I feel very happy. I want to say thank you to the donors from the bottom of my heart for helping her.”

Twel Tar's surgery was a success! Before she underwent this procedure, she could not grab or move objects, so she was unable to play and oft...

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January 28, 2022

Twel Tar is a two-year-old girl who lives with her parents in northern Thailand. Their family is originally from across the border in Burma, but moved to Thailand for a better job opportunities. Her parents are both factory workers.

Twel Tar was recently diagnosed with hydrocephalus, which has caused fluid to build up in her brain. Without immediate surgery to alleviate the intracranial pressure that the excess fluid is causing, she 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 Twel Tar, which will drain the fluid that has accumulated in her brain. The procedure is scheduled to take place on January 30th, and, once completed, will greatly improve Twel Tar’s quality of life.

“When my daughter recovers from surgery, I want to send her to school like other children. I want her to become an educated woman,” shared Twel Tar’s mother as she hoped for a better future for her daughter.

Twel Tar is a two-year-old girl who lives with her parents in northern Thailand. Their family is originally from across the border in Burma,...

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Twel Tar's Timeline

  • January 28, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • January 28, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Twel Tar's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 5, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Twel Tar 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.

  • April 18, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Twel Tar's treatment was fully funded.

  • May 4, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Twel Tar. Read the update.

Treatment
Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Insertion
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $5,655 for Twel Tar'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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Peter is a 5th grade student from Kenya. He is an only child being raised by his single mother, who works as a hotel waitress earning about $70 per month. The family also has a small tea plantation in their ancestral home, but are unable to raise the funds needed for Peter's surgery. Peter has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the brain and increases intracranial pressure. As a result of his condition, Peter has been experiencing difficulty in holding things and walking. The condition has affected his appearance, with a change in the color of his eyes. Over time, he has developed urine and stool incontinence. His worried mom decided to seek treatment from several hospitals. Doctors determined that Peter needs a special surgery that will relieve pressure from the skull. Without treatment, Peter will experience severe physical and developmental delays. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $720 to cover the cost of surgery for Peter. The procedure is scheduled to take place on January 11th, and will drain the excess fluid from Peter's brain. This will reduce intracranial pressure and greatly improve his quality of life. With proper treatment, Peter will hopefully develop into a strong, healthy young boy. Peter’s mother says, “Peter has been sickly and has been missing school for almost a year now. This condition is affecting his school life. He needs this treatment to recover and go back to school.”

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