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Success! Nam from Thailand raised $814 to fund an MRI.

Nam
100%
  • $814 raised, $0 to go
$814
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Nam's treatment was fully funded on September 25, 2018.

Photo of Nam post-operation

September 13, 2018

Nam underwent an MRI.

The result showed spina bifida. She has a followup appointment in January 2019 to develop a treatment plan.

Nam said, “I will return to my school and continue my studies. I would like to say thank you very much for helping me to receive the test.”

The result showed spina bifida. She has a followup appointment in January 2019 to develop a treatment plan. Nam said, "I will return to ...

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July 31, 2018

Nam is a 15-year-old student from Thailand. She lives with her family in Mae Sot. Nam was born with a lumbar meningocele and bilateral club foot. While she has received treatment for both, the symptoms of the meningocele have returned.

Doctors want Nam to undergo an MRI, an imaging procedure that uses magnetic fields and radio waves to produce images of bodily organs. This scan will hopefully help doctors diagnose her condition and formulate an appropriate treatment plan.

Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $814 to cover the cost of Nam’s MRI and care, scheduled for August 3.

Nam says, “I want to continue my studies at university after my high school. I hope that I will get treatment and recover from my symptoms.”

Nam is a 15-year-old student from Thailand. She lives with her family in Mae Sot. Nam was born with a lumbar meningocele and bilateral club ...

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Nam's Timeline

  • July 31, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • July 31, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Nam's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 03, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Nam 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.

  • September 13, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Nam's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • September 25, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Nam's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 17 donors

Funded by 17 donors

Treatment
MRI
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $814 for Nam's treatment
Hospital Fees
$38
Medical Staff
$17
Medication
$0
Supplies
$715
Travel
$44

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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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$1,183raised
$317to go

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