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Success! Bish from Burma raised $414 to fund a CT scan.

Bish
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  • $414 raised, $0 to go
$414
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$0
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Fully funded
Bish's treatment was fully funded on December 31, 2019.

Photo of Bish post-operation

October 27, 2019

Bish underwent a CT scan.

Bish went back to Mae Sot Hospital on the 28 of August 2019 for the CT scan. He later received the result on the 5th of September 2019. The Mae Tao Clinic staff explained to him that he has malignant cysts in his pancreas which seems to have spread to both of his livers and both of his lungs. He will need to undergo chemotherapy and maybe surgery.

Bish said, “Now I can make a decision about my treatment plan. I have to search for a cancer treatment center which is near my town. For the past year, I worried because I received a number of tests, but I never received a definitive diagnosis. I was prescribed a lot of medication, and I thought the medications that I had were not related to my disease. I am so happy to learn my true diagnosis and I would like to say thank you so much to Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF) and their donors. I will keep in touch with BCMF and I will refer patients to you who need help.””

Bish went back to Mae Sot Hospital on the 28 of August 2019 for the CT scan. He later received the result on the 5th of September 2019. The ...

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August 26, 2019

Bish is 39-year-old man from Burma. He lives in a monastery and helps out the head monk with charity work and a clinic.

In July 2018, Bishu started to suffer from abdominal pain. It all happened after he carried rice packs, clothes bags and dry food packages while he helped flood victims around Hpa-An. Since then, he has been on medication for his abdominal pain. A year later, in July 2019, he was in severe abdominal pain and was admitted at a hospital. He was given medication, which made him feel better, and he was diagnosed with stones in his pancreas. The doctor did not explain to him of what he should do next so when he was discharged, he visited another hospital and the doctor there wanted to do more investigative tests.

Doctors want Bish to undergo a CT scan, a procedure in which x-ray images taken from several angles are combined to produce cross-sectional images of the body. This scan will hopefully help doctors diagnose his condition and formulate an appropriate treatment plan.

Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $414 to cover the cost of Bish’s CT scan and care, scheduled for August 28.

Bish said, “After I recover from this health problem, I will continue to help the monk with his charity work. I will also help the charitable clinic as much as I can.”

Bish is 39-year-old man from Burma. He lives in a monastery and helps out the head monk with charity work and a clinic. In July 2018, Bi...

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Bish's Timeline

  • August 26, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • August 28, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Bish received 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.

  • August 30, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Bish's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 27, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Bish's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 31, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Bish's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 9 donors

Funded by 9 donors

Treatment
CT Scan OPD
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $414 for Bish's treatment
Hospital Fees
$38
Medical Staff
$28
Medication
$0
Supplies
$348

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

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72%funded
$1,089raised
$411to go