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Ko Myo from Burma raised $1,500 to fund kidney stone treatment.

Ko Myo
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Ko Myo's treatment was fully funded on November 13, 2020.
April 8, 2021

Ko Myo underwent kidney stone treatment.

We’ve been in close touch with our medical partner about Ko Myo since the pandemic began and wanted to share an update with you. He completed two rounds of shockwave lithotripsy and was supposed to return to the hospital in May 2020 to receive another round of treatment. However, due to COVID-19, the borders between Burma and Thailand were closed and he still has not been able to return.

We’re happy to share that he is doing well, however, and does not experience any pain like before. He shared that he really needs to keep hydrated and then he feels well.

Once the border is open, he wants to come back to Mae Sot Hospital and check up on his condition again. Together with our medical partner, we’ll be there to support him at that time, hopefully soon!

We've been in close touch with our medical partner about Ko Myo since the pandemic began and wanted to share an update with you. He complete...

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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.

  • January 28, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Ko Myo received treatment at Mae Sot General 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.

  • January 29, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

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

  • November 13, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Ko Myo's treatment was fully funded.

  • April 8, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Ko Myo. Read the update.

Funded by 29 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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