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Success! Eh Tha from Burma raised $1,500 to treat a protrusion between her eyes.

Eh Tha
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Fully funded
Eh Tha's treatment was fully funded on April 7, 2016.

Photo of Eh Tha post-operation

May 2, 2016

Eh Tha underwent successful treatment for the protrusion between her eyes.

“After surgery, Eh Tha can see without any obstruction and she is more active and happy,” shares our medical partner, Burma Border Projects (BBP).

Now that she is out of surgery, Eh Tha and her mother can go back home and see her father. BBP adds, “Her mother has no more worries about Eh Tha’s condition and is grateful that her daughter received surgery. She can go to school when she grows up now.”

“I cannot express my gratitude for the help from the donors, without their help my daughter would not have the opportunity that she does now,” Eh Tha’s mother said. “I hope that my daughter can grow up well and can go to school in the future.”

"After surgery, Eh Tha can see without any obstruction and she is more active and happy," shares our medical partner, Burma Border Projects ...

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March 17, 2016

Meet Eh Tha, an 18-month-old baby from Burma. “She is very sweet and her mother says she never cries and is very well behaved,” our medical partner, Burma Border Projects (BBP), tells us.

“When she was born, her mother noticed a small bump above her nose between her eyes,” explains BBP. “The medics informed her that her baby had an encephalocele and would need to have surgery to have it repaired.” This means that Eh Tha’s neural structures did not develop normally, leading to visible protrusions containing excess cerebrospinal fluid. Now, the defect is affecting her ability to see.

With only Eh Tha’s father’s income to support the family, the medical costs of her condition are a strain on the family. They cannot afford the surgery that doctors have recommended for her.

According to BBP, Eh Tha has already received surgery for a ventriculoperitoneal shunt to relieve the pressure of fluid in her brain and around her eyes. $1,500 will cover her second surgery to close the open wound.

Eh Tha’s mother shares: “I want my daughter to be healthy and happy. I just want my daughter to have surgery as soon as possible and recover.”

Meet Eh Tha, an 18-month-old baby from Burma. "She is very sweet and her mother says she never cries and is very well behaved," our medical ...

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Eh Tha's Timeline

  • March 17, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • March 21, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Eh Tha 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.

  • April 1, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Eh Tha's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 7, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Eh Tha's treatment was fully funded.

  • May 2, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Eh Tha's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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Channarith

Channarith is a 19-year-old student and security guard. He's the eldest of three in his family and his father is a construction worker. When not working or studying, he likes to play football, watch TV, listen to music, and help his mother with housework. Last November, Channarith was involved in a motorbike accident. He lost consciousness and severely injured his left arm. His parents took him to a clinic in their province, where doctors suggested they take him to our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre. He has been diagnosed with a brachial plexus injury on his left side. The brachial plexus is a nerve network that transmits signals from the spine to the shoulder, arm, and hand. Injuries to this nerve network can result in loss of function and sensation. Channarith cannot move his left shoulder and he has no elbow mobility nor finger movement. His muscles have atrophied and he has no feeling in his left arm. Doctors anticipate that a nerve transfer will help to restore movement to the associated muscle. Channarith traveled to our medical partner's care center to receive treatment, which is the only center in the whole country where this treatment is available. On March 3rd, he will undergo a brachial plexus repair surgery. After recovery, he hopes to use his arm again. Our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, is requesting $696 to fund this procedure. Channarith says "I hope that I can use my arm and return to work as soon as possible."

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