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

Bo
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$814
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Fully funded
Bo's treatment was fully funded on July 18, 2022.

Photo of Bo post-operation

August 3, 2022

Bo underwent an MRI that confirmed he's cancer free.

Bo, whose arm was amputated after his bone cancer diagnosis, was able to get an MRI thanks to donor support. The scan showed Bo did not have any more cancer cells or abnormal growth! The 17-year-old said he was very happy to hear the news. Now, he’s getting more comfortable using only one hand, and he is able to cook and take care of his own personal hygiene.

“In the past, I almost gave up myself due to the severe pain and financial problems to pay for my treatment,” Bo said. “Because of the donors and my teachers and all people who helped me, now I recovered completely. Thank you so much to all the donors and organisations for helping me. Now I can go to school and learn again. I want to become an educated person and help other people.”

Bo, whose arm was amputated after his bone cancer diagnosis, was able to get an MRI thanks to donor support. The scan showed Bo did not have...

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March 11, 2022

Bo is an eighth grader who lives in the school dormitory during the school year. During his free time, he likes to play the guitar, cook, and garden. He recently had his arm is amputated to help treat his bone cancer condition, so he is no longer able to play guitar anymore. His parents and his siblings live on the Thai-Burma border. His brother and his mother are day labourers while his father is retired.

In May 2021, Bo began to experience pain in the top of his left forearm, close to his shoulder. In June 2021, the top of his left forearm began to swell until it spread towards his shoulder. The swelling grew very large, encompassing his left shoulder and upper forearm. Bo was in a lot of pain and could not use his left arm. Doctors diagnosed him with bone cancer and amputated his left arm to help stop his cancer from spreading further. He has also undergone chemo treatment after his amputation and now his doctor wants to do an MRI to assess his prognosis and plan for any further treatment that may be needed to protect his health.

An MRI is an imaging procedure that uses magnetic fields and radio waves to produce images of bodily organs. This scan will hopefully help doctors diagnose his condition and formulate an appropriate treatment plan. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $814 to cover the cost of Bo’s MRI and care, scheduled for March 11th.

Bo said, “Since I finished my surgery and finished chemo injection, I am able to continue my studies without any pain. I hope that I will be able to continue my studies until I gradate from school.”

Bo is an eighth grader who lives in the school dormitory during the school year. During his free time, he likes to play the guitar, cook, an...

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Bo's Timeline

  • March 11, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Bo was submitted by Bue Wah Say, Project Officer at Burma Children Medical Fund.

  • March 11, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Bo 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.

  • March 14, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Bo's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 18, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Bo's treatment was fully funded.

  • August 3, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Bo's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 24 donors

Funded by 24 donors

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

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