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February 17, 2020

Thi is a 47-year-old woman from Burma. She lives with her family in Myawaddy Township of Karen State in Burma. Only two of her children go to school. Her youngest boy is in third grade and her daughter is in fifth grade. Her oldest son works at her cousin’s vegetable shop in Bago. Thi has been unemployed for approximately five months due to her condition. Before her illness, she was a day laborer on a farm and her husband is a day laborer in construction.

Around five months ago, Thi started feeling sick. She experienced weakness, trouble sleeping, heart palpitations (irregular heartbeat), and sweats. At first, she ignored these symptoms, hoping they would resolve themselves. However, the symptoms did not improve. About two months later, she went to a local doctor who gave her oral medication to use for a week, but she did not get better. She started feeling pain in her left abdomen, difficulty breathing, and trouble eating and sleeping.

Doctors want Thi 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 her condition and formulate an appropriate treatment plan.

Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $414 to cover the cost of Thi’s CT scan and care, scheduled for February 17th.

“Now, I feel too weak to do manual labor. I was working on a farm before, but I don’t think I’ll be able to do it any longer. In the future, I think I will try to start a small business in my village. I think I can sell vegetables and clothes. If I can do this, life will be easier for me,” she said. In her free time, Thi likes to use a meditation necklace to focus her mind away from her pain. “When I move the beads through my fingers, it helps reduce my pain.”

Thi is a 47-year-old woman from Burma. She lives with her family in Myawaddy Township of Karen State in Burma. Only two of her children go t...

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Thi's Timeline

  • February 17, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • February 17, 2020
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Thi 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.

  • February 17, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Thi's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Thi is currently raising funds for her treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Thi's treatment update from Burma Children Medical Fund.

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

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Nay is an eight-year-old boy from Thailand. He lives with his parents and two older sister in in a village in Tak Province. Nay’s mother and his eldest sister work at a sock factory. They receive food and accommodation in addition to a combined monthly income of around 7,000 baht (approx. $234 USD) per month. Nay and his other older sister are students at one of the migrant learning centers in their area, while his father is homemaker. This morning at around 11:00 am, Nay had finished writing his exam at school and was ready to go home. When he saw the school car that had come to bring the students back to their homes, he and some of the other students became excited about going back home. They rushed into the car before the car had come to a full stop. In the chaos, Nay fell out of the car and cried out that his leg is hurt. His teacher ran to help him up, but Nay told the teacher that he could not stand up and that his right leg was in pain. His teacher then arranged for a car to take him to Mae Tao Clinic (MTC), where upon arrival the medic examined his leg and informed his teacher that Nay had broken his right femur. The medic also told the teacher that he would need to receive surgery at Mae Sot Hospital (MSH) to help his leg heal properly. Currently, Nay is in pain and he cannot move or lift his right leg. He can only lay down and complains that his leg is in pain. With the help of our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, Nay will undergo surgery to reset his fractured bones and ensure proper healing. The procedure is scheduled for March 3rd and will cost $1,500. He will be able to move his leg and walk again after surgery. He will also no longer be in pain.

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