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Success! Taung from Burma raised $693 to fund a CT scan for a congenital skull malformation.

Taung
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  • $693 raised, $0 to go
$693
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Taung's treatment was fully funded on April 28, 2020.

Photo of Taung post-operation

April 27, 2020

Taung underwent a CT scan for a congenital skull malformation.

Taung was admitted to the hospital and the next day she received a CT scan. Doctors explained the results of the scan to Taung’s mother, confirming that Taung is suffering from encephalomeningocele, a congenital neuro tube defect. However, the doctor said that since she is underweight, so she is not yet ready to undergo surgery. The doctor told Taung’s mother that she needs to feed her well to prepare for surgery to fix her problem, which is scheduled for the first of next month. She is very thankful to the donors who helped her daughter receive the scan, allowing her daughter to move forward with treatment.

Taung’s mother said, “I worry that my daughter will not receive surgery according to the appointment date because I notice that my daughter’s head is continuously increasing in size. I want her to get this taken care of as soon as possible.”

Taung was admitted to the hospital and the next day she received a CT scan. Doctors explained the results of the scan to Taung’s mother, con...

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March 13, 2020

Taung is a one-month-old baby girl from Burma. She lives with her parents and seven-year-old brother in a village in Hpan-An Township in Karen State. Her parents farm land owned by their relatives for free and grow rice for primarily their own consumption. Taung’s father also works as an agricultural day laborer.

Taung was born at home with the assistance of a traditional birth attendant (TBA). As soon as she was born, the TBA noticed that she has a soft large sac protruding from the top of her head. Currently, the sac protruding from Taung’s head is continuously increasing in size. Sometimes, she cries so much her mother thinks that she is in pain. However, she responds to noise around her, and sleeps and breastfeeds well.

Doctors want Taung 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 $469 to cover the cost of Taung’s CT scan and care, scheduled for March 15th.

Taung’s mother said, “Over time, I have become increasingly worried about her head, whether it would become normal and if it could be treated. We do not have money to treat her, so we came to Mae Tao Clinic. I cry every time I touch her head and it is very hard for me to hold her. I feel like I am very unlucky that both of my children do not have good health. I want her to become healthy like other children.”

Taung is a one-month-old baby girl from Burma. She lives with her parents and seven-year-old brother in a village in Hpan-An Township in Kar...

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Taung's Timeline

  • March 13, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • March 13, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Taung's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 15, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Taung 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.

  • April 27, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Taung's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • April 28, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Taung's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 11 donors

Funded by 11 donors

Treatment
CT Scan with Admission
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $693 for Taung's treatment
Hospital Fees
$246
Medical Staff
$28
Medication
$0
Supplies
$346
Travel
$56
Other
$17

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