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Success! Kyaw Myat from Burma raised $1,500 to fund brain surgery.

Kyaw Myat
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Kyaw Myat's treatment was fully funded on May 31, 2019.

Photo of Kyaw Myat post-operation

June 5, 2019

Kyaw Myat underwent brain surgery.

Now, he can begin to try to straighten his neck.

Kyaw Myat’s father said, “I was very happy to see my son after he came out of the surgical room.”

Now, he can begin to try to straighten his neck. Kyaw Myat’s father said, “I was very happy to see my son after he came out of the surgic...

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April 18, 2019

Kyaw Myat is a five-year-old boy from Burma. He lives with his family in Ma Gyi Pin Village, Tigyaing Township, Sagaing Division.

Kyaw Myat was recently diagnosed with hydrocephalus, which has caused fluid to build up in his brain. Without immediate surgery to alleviate the intracranial pressure that the excess fluid is causing, he is at risk of developing severe, potentially fatal medical complications.

Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund the insertion of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt for Kyaw Myat, which will drain the fluid that has accumulated in his brain. The procedure is scheduled to take place on April 19, and, once completed, will greatly improve Kyaw Myat’s quality of life.

His father says, “After my son underwent MRI, the result shows that he is suffering from hydrocephalus and need surgery. I hope he will feel better after this surgery.”

Kyaw Myat is a five-year-old boy from Burma. He lives with his family in Ma Gyi Pin Village, Tigyaing Township, Sagaing Division. Kyaw M...

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Kyaw Myat's Timeline

  • April 18, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • April 18, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Kyaw Myat's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 19, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Kyaw Myat 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.

  • May 31, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Kyaw Myat's treatment was fully funded.

  • June 05, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Kyaw Myat's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Treatment
Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Insertion
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $5,655 for Kyaw Myat's treatment
Subsidies fund $4,155 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$3,574
Medical Staff
$813
Medication
$9
Supplies
$182
Travel
$478
Labs
$50
Radiology
$287
Other
$262

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