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Success! Linn from Burma raised $414 to fund a CT scan.

Linn
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  • $414 raised, $0 to go
$414
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Linn's treatment was fully funded on December 25, 2019.

Photo of Linn post-operation

December 1, 2019

Linn underwent a CT scan.

According to the CT result, Linn has a heterogeneous sellar-suprasellar mass and communicating hydrocephalus. The mass is most likely pressing on her optic nerves and causing her to lose her vision.

“I am very upset about my daughter because I want her to continue her studies and I want her to become an educated person,” said Linn’s mother.

According to the CT result, Linn has a heterogeneous sellar-suprasellar mass and communicating hydrocephalus. The mass is most likely pressi...

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September 2, 2019

Linn is a 24-year-old seventh grader from Burma. She lives with her parents, grandmother, an uncle and three younger sisters in Myawaddy Township, Karen State. Among her family, only her father and her mother work. Her uncle stays home and looks after her grandmother and her youngest sister, while her two other sisters go to school. To support their family, Linn’s parents work as day labourers.

About six months ago, while she was studying at school, Linn started to experience dizziness and severe headaches. When she looked at the blackboard and her notebook, she had blurry double vision. However, she did not say anything to the teacher as she is new at the school and she was afraid of the teacher. When her friends found out what was happening to her, they wanted to tell the teacher, but Linn forbid them from doing so. After a month of struggling with this problem, Linn finally told her mother. She had kept it from her as she knew about their financial difficulties and she did not want to become a burden. Linn’s parents took her to an eyeglass shop in Myawaddy. There, they examine her eyesight, told Linn that she does not need eyeglasses and urged her to go to Mae Sot Hospital (MSH) in Thailand.

Doctors want Linn to undergo a CT scan, a procedure in which x-ray images taken from several angles are combined to produce cross-sectional images of the body. This scan will hopefully help doctors diagnose her condition and formulate an appropriate treatment plan.

Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $414 to cover the cost of Linn’s CT scan and care, scheduled for September 2nd.

As for Linn, she enjoys studying a lot. She said, “English and mathematics are my favorite subjects. I’m also interested in karate as self-defense course and I want to learn it. But, when I have time, I have to help out with household chores. I also have to set aside time to studying.”

Linn is a 24-year-old seventh grader from Burma. She lives with her parents, grandmother, an uncle and three younger sisters in Myawaddy Tow...

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Linn's Timeline

  • September 2, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • September 02, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Linn received treatment at Mae Sot General 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 09, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Linn's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 01, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Linn's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 25, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Linn's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 18 donors

Funded by 18 donors

Treatment
CT Scan OPD
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $414 for Linn's treatment
Hospital Fees
$38
Medical Staff
$28
Medication
$0
Supplies
$348

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