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Klein from Burma raised $1,485 to treat his hydrocephalus.

Klein
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Klein's treatment was fully funded on May 5, 2015.

Photo of Klein post-operation

May 20, 2015

Klein received treatment for his hydrocephalus.

“After the surgery, Klein’s mother said that his head has become smaller and he eats a lot, sleeps better and is more playful,” reports his doctor at Burma Border Projects (BBP). “Klein’s father was very happy when he heard that his son had finished surgery. His mother said that he is so much happier now. He likes to play with his toys and is very active and energetic.”

“His mother said that he cannot go to school because he is still too young,” continues BBP. “When he grows up his mother would like him to be a doctor because she wants him to help people who do not have money. His mother was very happy that her son could get the treatment he required, she added that they wouldn’t have been able to afford it without the support from the program.”

“Thank you so much to all of the donors and everyone who has helped us along the way, including all the staff involved,” shares Klein’s mother. “Without your support my son couldn’t get surgery, so thank you very much.”

"After the surgery, Klein's mother said that his head has become smaller and he eats a lot, sleeps better and is more playful," reports his ...

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April 1, 2015

Meet Klein, a one-year-old little boy from Burma. Klein has a condition called hydrocephalus – an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the ventricles of the brain.

“His mother began noticing the health condition when he would not be able to be breastfed without soon getting a headache and crying,” says our medical partner, Burma Border Projects (BBP). “His condition has gotten worse; the boy endures diarrhea, fevers, coughing, vomiting, runny noses, in addition to the gradual growth of the buildup of fluid.”

Klein’s parents are under financial strain from supporting their large family, and Klein’s father had to take a job in Bangkok to send wages home. They are unable to fund the surgery Klein needs.

For $1,485, BBP can insert a ventriculoperitoneal shunt to drain the fluid. “Treatment will allow him to sleep and eat normally which will help him develop normally. He will no longer suffer from nausea and headaches and bouts of fever,” says BBP.

BBP adds that “his mother would like to see him finish higher education, so that he may become a doctor one day.”

Meet Klein, a one-year-old little boy from Burma. Klein has a condition called hydrocephalus -- an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the ven...

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Klein's Timeline

  • April 1, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Klein was submitted by Kathryn Delahunty at Burma Children Medical Fund, our medical partner in Burma.

  • April 03, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Klein 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.

  • May 01, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Klein's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 05, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Klein's treatment was fully funded.

  • May 20, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Klein. Read the update.

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Char

Char is a 28-year-old man who lives with his grandmother, wife, and daughter in a town in Tak Province, Thailand. Char moved to Thailand with this grandparents when he was eight years old, after his mother passed away. Char’s grandfather passed away eight years ago and now his grandmother is retired. Char used to sell fruits in the market but stopped working last year because of his condition. Char’s wife works as domestic worker and earns 4,500 baht (approx. $150) per month. His daughter is a student. Their monthly income is just enough to cover their daily expenses but they cannot save money or pay for basic health care. In April of 2019 Char was driving his motorcycle to work when suddenly a car driving on the wrong side of the road hit his motorcycle head on. He was flung from his motorcycle and knocked unconscious. The crowed who witnessed his accident called an ambulance, that brought him to Mae Sot Hospital (MSH). Soon after Char was brought to MSH, he received surgery to insert a metal rod into his right lower leg, as the doctor found that both his bones in that leg were fractured. During his follow-up appointment, he received an x-ray and was told that he would need to receive a bone graft. However, since Char has been unable to work since his accident, he had used up his savings to pay for his initial treatment and hospitalization. Unable to afford the surgery, Char refused treatment and returned home. Unfortunately, he recently fell through the wooden stairs in his home, causing the rod in his leg to bend. His doctors have shared that he needs surgery to replace the rod in his leg. Fortunately, our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF), can help. The surgery costs $1,500 and now, they are asking for your help to fund this life-changing surgery. Char shared, "I feel too uncomfortable to sleep [at night] and sometimes, I cry because of the pain. I want to get better soon so that I can help my family [financially].”

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