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Success! Yin Yin from Thailand raised $414 to fund a CT scan.

Yin Yin
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  • $414 raised, $0 to go
$414
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$0
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Fully funded
Yin Yin's treatment was fully funded on November 14, 2020.

Photo of Yin Yin post-operation

May 15, 2020

Yin Yin underwent a CT scan.

Yin Yin returned to Mae Sot Hospital (MSH) to receive her CT scan. Right after the procedure, she was relieved that the doctor told her that the CT scan had not indicated anything abnormal in her brain. She was told that her symptoms were caused by a type of headache which can be relieved by oral medication. Sometimes inadequate blood circulation could cause blurred vision and temporary memory loss. Furthermore, an imbalance or abnormal production of hormones produced by the glands on the neck could also cause her to have a headache, dizziness, and blurred vision. The doctor advised her to reduce stress in her life, gave her oral medication for a month to control her symptoms of memory loss, fatigue, and blurred vision, and advised her to take the medication regularly. Before she left, she received a follow-up appointment to come back and meet with the medical team.

When she returned for her follow-up appointment, Yin Yin received a blood test to check her hormone levels. Her test came back normal and the doctor gave her two months’ more worth of medication that would help keep her calm when stressed and would help her sleep well. She was told that because she no longer experienced her previous symptoms, she did not need any more of the medication the doctor had previously given her. She was also advised to come back to MSH if her previous symptoms returned.

After learning about her CT result, she feels like she has been freed from her worry. She said, “I worried that I might be suffering from a serious brain problem, but now, I can stop worrying about this. From now on, I will take care of myself in the way that the doctor told me and take my medication regularly. I want to thank all the Watsi donors and BCMF staff for helping me learn what is causing my symptoms.”

Yin Yin returned to Mae Sot Hospital (MSH) to receive her CT scan. Right after the procedure, she was relieved that the doctor told her that...

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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
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Yin Yin's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • November 14, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Yin Yin's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 8 donors

Funded by 8 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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Khaing

Khaing is a 27-year-old woman from Thailand. She lives with her husband and a three-year-old son in a village in Mae Ramat District, Tak Province. Originally from Karen State, Burma, they moved to their current address three years ago in search of better job opportunities. Her husband is a day laborer and she is homemaker. Ten years ago, Khaing felt like her nose was blocked and that she could not breathe well. She also had a runny nose and saw a small mass in her nostril while looking at her reflection in the mirror. She did not go to see a doctor because she could not afford to pay for treatment. She also thought that she would feel better over time. However, four years ago she noticed that the mass had increased in size. She went to her local hospital in Karen State, Burma, where the doctor confirmed she has a mass in her nostril and gave her medication for a week. She did not go back to her follow-up appointment as she had run out of money. She then tried to treat herself with traditional medicine. However, this was unsuccessful as the mass continued to increase in size. In the beginning of May 2020, Khaing developed a severe headache and pain in her nose. The area around her nose also become swollen. She went to Mae Tao Clinic (MTC) on May 15, 2020 for treatment. The medic at MTC checked her nose with a flashlight and told her that she has a large mass in both of her nasal passages. She was then taken to Mae Sot Hospital (MSH) for further investigation. At MSH, she received an x-ray of her nose and the doctor told her that the masses are large and that they were infected. Khaing was told that she would need surgery to remove the masses as soon as possible. Before the surgery however, she would need to undergo a computerized tomography (CT) scan to confirm the diagnosis. Unable to pay for her CT scan nor her surgery, she went back to MTC to ask for help. The medic at MTC then referred Khaing to Burma Children Medical Fund for assistance accessing further treatment. Currently, the area around her nose is swollen and painful. She also feels like her nostrils are itchy. Her nose is blocked and has to breathe through her mouth. Although she still has a headache, the pain is now less severe because she received painkillers from the doctor at MSH. Doctors want Khaing 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 Khaing's CT scan and care, scheduled for August 21st. Khaing said, "I am depressed and I feel stressed about my condition. In the future, I want to work and support my parents. I also want my son to receive an education."

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