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

Nay Toe
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Nay Toe's treatment was fully funded on June 30, 2019.

Photo of Nay Toe post-operation

September 11, 2019

Nay Toe underwent brain surgery.

When Nay Toe discharged from hospital, he did not want to eat at all. He also experienced dizziness, nausea and vomiting. He could only drink only milk then but after a few days, he was able to start eating and he no longer vomits. His head is no longer tilted back, and he can hold his head up straight.

“In Burma, I cannot afford to pay for my son’s surgery. I am very happy and would like to thank the donors who helped my son in receiving treatment. I want to send my son to school and I want to see him playing with his friends again. I want him to become an educated man one day,” said Nay Toe’s mother. “I want to go to school and I like to play with friends,” said Nay Toe. “

When Nay Toe discharged from hospital, he did not want to eat at all. He also experienced dizziness, nausea and vomiting. He could only drin...

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June 21, 2019

Nay Toe is a seven-year-old boy from Burma. He 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 Nay Toe, which will drain the fluid that has accumulated in his brain. The procedure is scheduled to take place on June 21, and, once completed, will greatly improve Nay Toe’s quality of life.

Nay Toe said, “One day, I will be able to write, and I can become a teacher.”

Nay Toe is a seven-year-old boy from Burma. He was recently diagnosed with hydrocephalus, which has caused fluid to build up in his brain. W...

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Nay Toe's Timeline

  • June 21, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • June 21, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Nay Toe 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.

  • June 22, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Nay Toe's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 30, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Nay Toe's treatment was fully funded.

  • September 11, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Nay Toe's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 18 donors

Funded by 18 donors

Treatment
Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Insertion
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $5,655 for Nay Toe'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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Naw Kwee

Naw Kwee Moo is a 54-year-old woman from the Karen region in Burma, who lives with her husband and their family in a refugee camp. Of her children, three daughters and three sons still live in the refugee camp along with them near the Thai-Burma border. Naw Kwee is a homemaker and her husband is currently too ill to work. Five of their children go to school in the camp, four other children have moved away, and her second oldest son graduated from a post-secondary program in May 2020. He worked as an agricultural day laborer at a nearby Thai village until mid-December 2020. Due to Covid-19 travel restrictions, he was no longer allowed to leave the camp. Naw Kwe’s household receives a monthly cash card to purchase basic rations. Although they receive free education and basic health care in the camp, they shared how hard it is to make ends meet. Starting four years ago, Naw Kwee often went to the camp’s hospital run by Malteser International (MI) Thailand to receive treatment for urinary tract infections (UTI). Most of the time, she would feel better after taking medication, but she was no longer able to work as an agricultural day laborer because of her pain. Over the next few years, she was diagnosed with chronic UTI. “I think my condition was caused from consuming dirty water,” she said. “When I worked as a day laborer, we had no access to clean water.” Naw Kwee received antibiotics through an intravenous (IV) line at the camp’s hospital. When her condition did not improve, a doctor at the camp’s hospital referred her again to Mae Sariang Hospital in March 2020. There she received a urine test and an x-ray of her kidneys, ureters and bladder. She was finally diagnosed with a right kidney stone. After multiple visits, the doctor at Mae Sariang Hospital referred her to Chiang Mai Hospital (CMH) for further treatment. However, Naw Kwee could not travel to CMH for a while due to travel restrictions after the outbreak of Covid-19. Finally, last June medical staff from her camp were able to bring Naw Kwee to Chiang Mai. During her appointment, the doctor scheduled her to undergo an intravenous pyelogram on July 16th, 2020. After she received a diagnostic test, she returned to CMH for her follow-up appointment on November 19th, 2020. During her appointment, she received more tests and it was at her next appointment Naw Kwee was told she needed to undergo multiple rounds of laser treatment to break up the stone in her kidney. She received her first round of laser treatment on February 11th, 2021. Two days later, she developed a fever and could only pass a bit of urine. She also started to experience severe back pain and other troubling symptoms. MI staff took her back to the hospital where she received an ultrasound. The nurse shared with her that after her laser treatment, the stones had broken up and many of them where now stuck in her ureter, creating a blockage. She now needs emergency surgery to remove the stones. Our Medical Partner Burma Children Medical Fund is seeking $1,500 to support her surgery and finally relieve her of her painful condition.

78% funded

78%funded
$1,172raised
$328to go

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