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Success! Shee from Burma raised $814 to fund spinal surgery.

Shee
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  • $814 raised, $0 to go
$814
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Shee's treatment was fully funded on August 31, 2017.

Photo of Shee post-operation

August 24, 2017

Shee received an MRI.

Shee had an MRI of his whole spine, and the results show a large myelomeningocele with tethering of the spinal cord. Furthermore, the MRI indicated that Shee has a large thick walled cystic lesion located at right gluteus region and extending to right proximal thigh. Another MRI of Shee’s brain was additionally administered to further investigate his condition. Thanks to the scans that Shee received, a tailored treatment plan specific to his condition may be designed.

Shee had an MRI of his whole spine, and the results show a large myelomeningocele with tethering of the spinal cord. Furthermore, the MRI in...

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March 29, 2017

Shee is a 16-year-old boy from Burma who lives with his parents, grandmother, four sisters, and two brothers.

From the time he was born, Shee has been dealing with a meningocele, an abnormal spinal development. Because of his meningocele and the nerve damage it has caused, he has never been able to walk on his two feet. He experiences pain around the fist-sized lump that has developed on his back.

Since March 2017, Shee has been equipped with a custom-fit wheelchair provided by our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF). In order for BCMF to develop a full treatment plan, he must undergo an MRI on March 30. BCMF is requesting $814 to cover the expenses of the MRI. With the results, doctors will decide if it is safe to repair the meningocele.

Shee’s mother says, “Shee cooks for the family and looks after his younger siblings at home. He is very good at fixing things around the house. Sometimes, people in the village would just give him a broken radio, or cassette player, and he would make it work again.”

Let’s help Shee get healthy!

Shee is a 16-year-old boy from Burma who lives with his parents, grandmother, four sisters, and two brothers. From the time he was born...

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Shee's Timeline

  • March 29, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • March 30, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Shee received treatment at Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai 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.

  • April 08, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Shee's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 24, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Shee's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • August 31, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Shee's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 6 donors

Funded by 6 donors

Treatment
MRI
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $814 for Shee's treatment
Hospital Fees
$38
Medical Staff
$17
Medication
$0
Supplies
$715
Travel
$44

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