Success! Thu from Burma raised $1,500 to fund heart surgery.

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Fully funded
Thu's treatment was fully funded on November 20, 2017.
  • Thu's story
  • Thu's update
July 17, 2017

Photo of Thu post-operation

September 28, 2017

Thu underwent heart surgery.

After surgery, Thu doesn't suffer from heart palpitation or difficulty breathing anymore, which is a big relief. When he is well again he wa...

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Thu's Timeline

  • July 17, 2017

    Thu was submitted by Bue Wah Say, Project Officer at Burma Children Medical Fund.

  • July 18, 2017

    Thu received treatment at Lampang Hospital in Thailand. 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.

  • August 9, 2017

    Thu's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 28, 2017

    Thu's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • November 20, 2017

    Thu's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 18 donors

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Kyaw is a three-year-old boy from Burma. He lives with his mother, grandmother, and uncle in a village in Karen State, Burma. Kyaw’s mother looks after him and his grandmother while his uncle is a cow farmer. The family also raises chickens and pigs and sells them when they need money. In September 2023, Kyaw accidentally fell on a tree stump while he was playing with his friends. Kyaw was in pain and was brought to a nearby hospital where they found that he sustained an injury to his right kidney. However, due to insufficient equipment at the hospital, Kyaw could not be treated there. Kyaw is not comfortable sitting, so mostly he lies down. He has difficulty passing urine, his stomach is painful, and he cries a lot. Doctors want Kyaw 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 his condition and formulate an appropriate treatment plan. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $693 to cover the cost of Kyaw's CT scan and care, scheduled for April 4th. Kyaw’s mother said, “I felt hopeless when I learned that Kyaw needed further treatment in Chiang Mai because I have no money to afford his treatment. However, when I heard that there are donors and an organisation who will support my son’s treatment, I was very happy. Thank you so much for your support even though you have never seen us.”

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