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Success! Moh Zin from Burma raised $693 to fund a CT scan of her brain.

Moh Zin
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  • $693 raised, $0 to go
$693
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Moh Zin's treatment was fully funded on April 12, 2017.

Photo of Moh Zin post-operation

August 29, 2017

Moh Zin received a CT scan.

The test showed that the shunt from her surgery in November is effectively draining the fluid from her cranium. She is currently remaining under observation at the hospital, awaiting the next stage of treatment.

“I will wait until the doctor lets me return home,” Moh Zin says. “I would like to say thank you very much to all people who are helping me through my treatment. I’m lucky to have people like you willing to help me.”

The test showed that the shunt from her surgery in November is effectively draining the fluid from her cranium. She is currently remaining u...

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January 12, 2017

Moh Zin is a 19-year-old student from Burma. She was recently diagnosed with acquired hydrocephalus, a condition in which fluid builds up in the brain. With help from Watsi, Moh Zin underwent a shunt insertion, during which doctors inserted a device to drain the fluid from her brain.

Prior to her surgery, Moh Zin experienced difficulty urinating and was unable to walk without assistance. She also experienced headaches that made it hard for her to sleep at night. However, after surgery, Moh Zin has been able to walk on her own and is no longer experiencing headaches, enabling her to sleep better. She is also enjoying an increased appetite. Her brother is elated to see his sister in better condition!

To check whether the shunt is working properly, Moh Zin’s doctor has requested a CT scan. The result of the scan will determine whether she will need another surgery.

Moh Zin will be receiving the scan at our medical partner’s care center, Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai Hospital, on January 16. Our medical partner is asking for $693 to fund Moh Zin’s CT scan and hospital stay fees.

“I am very happy to see my sister improving,” says Moh Zin’s brother. “I can’t wait to know if she needs more treatment. We are very excited to go home.”

Moh Zin is a 19-year-old student from Burma. She was recently diagnosed with acquired hydrocephalus, a condition in which fluid builds up in...

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Moh Zin's Timeline

  • January 12, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Moh Zin was submitted by Ma Tu, Senior Project Officer at Burma Children Medical Fund, our medical partner in Burma.

  • January 16, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Moh Zin 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.

  • January 18, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Moh Zin's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 12, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Moh Zin's treatment was fully funded.

  • August 29, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Moh Zin's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 28 donors

Funded by 28 donors

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

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