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Aung Kyaw from Burma raised $1,500 to restore vision in both his eyes.

Aung Kyaw
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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Fully funded
Aung Kyaw's treatment was fully funded on May 14, 2014.

Photo of Aung Kyaw post-operation

February 12, 2015

Aung Kyaw received retinal corrective surgery to restore vision in both his eyes.

Aung Kyaw’s doctor says, “He feels he is ready to go back to school and is looking forward to graduating and getting a good job. He wants to explore the world and experience many different cultures. His mother is very happy for her son and would like to thank everyone who made his treatment possible.”

Aung Kyaw's doctor says, "He feels he is ready to go back to school and is looking forward to graduating and getting a good job. He wants to...

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April 22, 2014

Say hello to Aung Kyaw, a 16-year-old from Burma. He is a quiet and kind boy who mostly keeps to himself and likes to listen to music. His father works at a furniture store and his mother is a housewife.

Two years ago, Aung Kyaw noticed that the vision in his right eye was getting blurry. He sought treatment and was prescribed eye drops. After two months of using the drops, he completely lost his vision in that eye.

Seven months later, he started experiencing the same symptoms in his left eye. Aung Kyaw has now completely lost his vision in his right eye and can now only see the top half of objects out of his left eye. Doctors say Aung Kyaw needs retinal corrective surgery.

Aung Kyaw’s mother is very worried about his condition. She says she feels helpless. Their family went through their life savings in order to pay for the numerous expensive appointments that ended up causing more harm than good.

Aung Kyaw says he would like to get well so he can go back to school. He says he ultimately hopes to work abroad and see the world.

For $1,500, Aung Kyaw will receive retinal corrective surgery that will restore the vision in both his eyes. Let’s help him go back to school again and work towards his dream of seeing the world!

Say hello to Aung Kyaw, a 16-year-old from Burma. He is a quiet and kind boy who mostly keeps to himself and likes to listen to music. His f...

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Aung Kyaw's Timeline

  • April 22, 2014
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Aung Kyaw was submitted by Katherine Kemp at Burma Children Medical Fund, our medical partner in Burma.

  • May 07, 2014
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Aung Kyaw's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 14, 2014
    FULLY FUNDED

    Aung Kyaw's treatment was fully funded.

  • May 15, 2014
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Aung Kyaw received treatment. 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.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Aung Kyaw. Read the update.

Funded by 11 donors

Funded by 11 donors

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