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Yin Yin is a cleaner from Thailand who needs $414 to fund a CT scan.

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January 27, 2020

Yin Yin is a 27-year-old woman from Thailand. She lives with with her husband, her sister-in-law, her sister-in-law’s husband, her niece and her niece’s two small boys. Her husband, who is the only one supporting her financially, works as a cleaner at a shopping mall. In her free time, she likes to read Burmese novels.

Three years ago, when Yin Yin worked as a cleaner in Bangkok, she felt tired, had no appetite, had memory loss and frequent urination. She was brought to a hospital where she was told she has a blood clot in the back of her head. She had it removed surgically, which her employer lent her money for. On December 6th and 8th, Yin Yin had two seizures. She and her husband sought treatment at Mae Tao Clinic, where she was admitted. She does not remember what happened but was given medication and told to come back if she felt unwell. On January 14th, however, she came back to the clinic, complaining of soreness in the back of her head where her first surgery took place. She also reported continued blurry vision, memory loss and fatigue. When the weather gets cold, she feels stiff and sore in her neck and hands. MTC thought she might have encephalitis but needed a CT scan to confirm her diagnosis. Unable to pay, MTC referred her to Watsi Partner Burma Children Medical Fund for assistance in accessing further treatment.

Doctors want Yin Yin 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 Yin Yin’s CT scan and care, scheduled for January 28th.

“It has been very difficult for me, but my husband gives me encouragement,” said Yin Yin.

Yin Yin is a 27-year-old woman from Thailand. She lives with with her husband, her sister-in-law, her sister-in-law’s husband, her niece and...

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Yin Yin's Timeline

  • January 27, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Yin Yin was submitted by Bridgitte Agocs at Burma Children Medical Fund, our medical partner in Thailand.

  • January 29, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Yin Yin's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 19, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Yin Yin 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.

  • May 15, 2020
    AWAITING UPDATE

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

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Yin Yin is currently raising funds for her treatment.

Funded by 4 donors

Funded by 4 donors

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

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