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Kaung from Burma raised $1,200 to treat hydrocephalus and a cleft lip.

Kaung
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Fully funded
Kaung's treatment was fully funded on September 19, 2014.
February 12, 2015

Kaung received the shunting procedure he needed to treat hydrocephalus.

Sadly, despite the best efforts of his doctors, he passed away due to complications following the procedure.

Our medical partner tells us that shortly after Kaung’s surgery, he contracted pneumonia. He spent two days in the ICU before passing away. We are heartbroken to share this news, but we are committed to transparently reporting all outcomes to you - even the ones we wish were different.

Thank you for making it possible for Kaung to access the care he needed.

Sadly, despite the best efforts of his doctors, he passed away due to complications following the procedure. Our medical partner tells u...

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August 12, 2014

This guy is two-month-old Kaung from Burma. His father works as a driving assistant, earning just enough to meet the family’s basic needs.

Kaung was born with hydrocephalus as well as a cleft lip. “The pressure of the liquid in his brain pushes Kaung’s eyes downwards,” says our medical partner, Burma Border Projects (BBP). “Because of his cleft lip his mother isn’t able to breastfeed him…so he has to use a little slit in the teat of the babies milk bottle to help him feed.”

In addition to the potential for longer term cognitive developmental challenges, Kaung is experiencing heart palpitations and difficulty breathing.

While Kaung’s parents are worried about their child and being unable to cover the cost of his care, they are doing the best they can to give their son everything he needs in life. “Once Kaung gets better, his mother hopes that he will be educated in the future,” the BBP team writes. “His father hopes that Kaung will be able to go to international school, and he says that he will try his best to provide a good life for his son.”

$1200 will cover the cost of the ventriculoperitoneal shunt surgery which Kaung needs to drain the fluid accumulating in Kaung’s head due to hydrocephalus. “After treatment, the size of Kaung’s head will reduce to normal size,” BBP tells us. “Once the fluid is drained he will be able to support his head unassisted. His eye condition will improve and he will have more energy. When he has healed from the shunt operation, he will be able to receive treatment for his cleft lip.”

This guy is two-month-old Kaung from Burma. His father works as a driving assistant, earning just enough to meet the family's basic needs. ...

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Kaung's Timeline

  • August 12, 2014
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Kaung was submitted by sarlulu at Burma Children Medical Fund.

  • August 20, 2014
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Kaung received treatment. 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.

  • September 10, 2014
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Kaung's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 19, 2014
    FULLY FUNDED

    Kaung's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Kaung. Read the update.

Funded by 13 donors

Funded by 13 donors

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Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

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