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Thi from Burma raised $414 to fund a CT scan.

Thi
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  • $414 raised, $0 to go
$414
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$0
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Fully funded
Thi's treatment was fully funded on April 17, 2020.

Photo of Thi post-operation

April 17, 2020

Thi underwent a CT scan.

We received an update from our medical partner that Thi went back to Mae Sot Hospital (MSH) and received the CT scan in February, 2020. Three days after the scan, the results came in and the doctor requested she return to Mae Tao Clinic (MTC) to talk about the results with a medic. At MTC, the medic first talked to Thi’s husband and explained that Thi was diagnosed with lymphoma, a type of blood cancer. The medic went on to explain to her husband that there are also nodules in her liver and lungs, meaning the cancer already spread to many other parts of her body. The team at MTC would focus treatment on easing any pain for Thi.

Thi shared that she was very sad to hear the news, but said that she will follow the instructions from the medic and doctors. She said she is very thankful for the chance to get a definitive diagnosis for her illness. When it was time to leave, the medic reiterated that she should make sure to rest and take painkillers at home.

Thi said, “I still experience my lower abdominal pain from my right side and it is more painful at the night time.” She still feels too weak to do manual labour and she said that she does not think she will be able to help her husband in the farm any longer. In the future she plans to rest and sell vegetables and clothes in her village if she has energy to do so.

We received an update from our medical partner that Thi went back to Mae Sot Hospital (MSH) and received the CT scan in February, 2020. Thre...

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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 OCCURRED

    Thi 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.

  • February 17, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Thi's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 17, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Thi's treatment was fully funded.

  • April 17, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Thi. Read the update.

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Funded by 1 donor

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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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