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Ko Myo is a man from Burma who needs $1,500 to fund kidney stone treatment.

Ko Myo
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January 27, 2020

Ko Myo Zaw is a 41-year-old man who lives with his wife in Burma. He and his wife used to work as a seamster and sew children’s clothing. However, Ko Myo stopped working more than a year ago because of his poor health and he now relies on his wife’s income.

On the 18th of June 2018, Ko Myo developed pain in his left waist after sitting for a long time. He then had to stand up every two hours to reduce the pain. This continued for a few more months, until he was no longer able to work. A year after he first experienced these symptoms, he went to Myawaddy Hospital to see a doctor. He received an x-ray and ultrasound which revealed he has a kidney stone in his left kidney. The doctor gave him medication to breakup the stone and Ko Myo took the medication for one year. The medication reduced the pain during the first month, but returned a month after that. By the 29th of May 2019, he could no longer take the pain and went to see the doctor at Myawaddy Hospital. The doctor then gave him stronger medications to reduce the pain and break up the stone.

At the suggestion of a neighbor, he decided to seek treatment at Mae Tao Clinic (MTC) across the border in Thailand, which he was told provides charitable health care. On 5th of October 2019, he arrived at MTC. The next day, he was brought to the local hospital where he received an ultrasound and an appointment to undergo laser treatment to breakup the kidney stone. He took out a loan to pay for the first round of treatment on November 24th, 2019. When he returned to the clinic in January to undergo a follow-up ultrasound, he was told they also found stones in his right kidney. Unable to pay for further treatment, Ko Myo was referred to Watsi Medical Partner Burma Children Medical Fund for assistance in accessing further treatment.

Ko Myo’s next appointment to undergo a second round of laser treatment will be on Jaunary 28th. He will complete treatment for the kidney stone in his left kidney, before he receives treatment for the stones in his other kidney.

Currently, Ko Myo still has pain in his waist. Sometimes he feels tired and the area around his left waist feels hot. “Once I recover I would like to go back to work and pay back my loan,” said Ko Myo.

Ko Myo Zaw is a 41-year-old man who lives with his wife in Burma. He and his wife used to work as a seamster and sew children’s clothing. Ho...

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Ko Myo's Timeline

  • January 27, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Ko Myo was submitted by Bridgitte Agocs at Burma Children Medical Fund, our medical partner in Burma.

  • January 28, 2020
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Ko Myo was scheduled to receive treatment at Mae Sot General 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 29, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ko Myo's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Ko Myo is currently raising funds for his treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Ko Myo's treatment update from Burma Children Medical Fund.

Funded by 25 donors

Funded by 25 donors

Treatment
Shockwave Lithotripsy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $2,825 for Ko Myo's treatment
Subsidies fund $1,325 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,275
Medical Staff
$1,174
Medication
$12
Supplies
$187
Labs
$84
Radiology
$50
Other
$43

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