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Paw is a 24-year-old woman from Thailand who needs $1,500 to fund mass removal surgery.

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August 15, 2021

Paw is a 24-year-old woman from Thailand. Originally from Burma, Paw, her husband, their three daughters and her parents fled in March 2021 after the Burmese military shot rockets into their village. In Thailand, as refugees, they cannot work, and have temporarily moved in with Paw’s brother and his family. They receive rice from her brother’s neighbors, while her brother’s family provides them with vegetables and curries. In July 2021, Paw’s parents and her two older daughters went back to their village when they felt it was safe to do so. Meanwhile, her husband and her three-month-old baby have stayed with her while she receives treatment in Chiang Mai.

Two years ago, Paw noticed a mass on the right side of her neck. Her neighbor suggested she apply a natural remedy, but unfortunately, the mass remained and grew over time. In September 2019, she visited a local hospital in Thailand with her husband, but the surgery recommended was too expensive. She experiences pain near the site of the mass, and the mass is still growing.

Paw sought treatment through our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF). She is scheduled to undergo mass removal surgery on August 16th, and now she needs to raise $1,500 to cover the total cost of her procedure and care.

Paw shared, “I felt embarrassed and very upset when I first noticed that I had this problem. I will feel a lot better after my surgery because I have needed to receive it since I first went to see the doctor in 2019. In the future I want to look after my children and send them to school.”

Paw is a 24-year-old woman from Thailand. Originally from Burma, Paw, her husband, their three daughters and her parents fled in March 2021 ...

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Paw's Timeline

  • August 15, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • August 16, 2021
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Paw was scheduled to receive 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.

  • August 16, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Paw's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Paw is currently raising funds for her treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Paw's treatment update from Burma Children Medical Fund.

Treatment
Removal of Benign Tumor
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $3,080 for Paw's treatment
Subsidies fund $1,580 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,326
Medical Staff
$475
Medication
$7
Supplies
$400
Travel
$112
Labs
$86
Radiology
$567
Other
$107

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