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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
raised
$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.

  • June 21, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Nay Toe 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.

  • 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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Bakandema

Bakandema is a 79-year-old man who runs a small banana plantation, which he and his wife tend to together. They also cultivate maize, beans, and potatoes for their family. Bakandema also brews traditional beer to complement the income from the farm. However, at his old age, he has to work hard to make sufficient income. His eight children have left the nest, but all work in casual labour with limited income. For the last three years, Bakandema has had a right inguinal hernia. The hernia causes him pain, especially when he bends or walks for some time. He cannot sleep well these days. The hernia has been getting worse over time and, without treatment, might become a strangulated hernia which is life-threatening. After selling some goats to travel and pay for his treatment, Bakandema came to Nyakibale Hospital for medical review. He was recommended to undergo herniorrhaphy surgery to treat his condition. However, Bakandema cannot afford the cost of his care and appeals for financial support. Fortunately, on June 9th, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner's care center. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $230 to fund Bakandema's surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently. Bakandema shared, “I pray that you help me get treated because I have been in pain for a long time. Once relieved, I will live to give a testimony about what you have done for me as I continue with farming to sustain my family.”

28% funded

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$65raised
$165to go

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