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Ko is a young farmer from Burma who needs $1,500 to fund kidney stone treatment.

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December 20, 2019

Ko is a 19-year-old from Burma. He has seven siblings who are all studying in different schools in Burma. As for Ko, he was able to attend school only up to third grade because he needed to help his father in their farm.

In March 2019, Ko started to have pain in his left lower abdomen as well as in his back. The pain sometimes is bearable but it becomes severe, especially when he lifted heavy things. He also passed cloudy urine and he frequently needed to urinate. He went to a clinic in his village and he received oral medication, which only helped him for a short period of time. When his symptoms returned, the medic at the clinic advised him to go into town for further investigation. Ko then visited a private clinic where he had an x-ray. The result revealed a stone in his ureter. Although the doctor advised him to go to Yangon for further treatment, Ko did not go to Yangon because he did not have money. Currently, Ko has pain in left side his lower abdomen and back. It is difficult for him to urinate and he experiences burning urination. Fortunately, he was connected with Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF) to receive further treatment at Mae Sot Hospital.

Ko said, “When I am fully recovered, I can help my father again to bring in income for our family.”

Ko is a 19-year-old from Burma. He has seven siblings who are all studying in different schools in Burma. As for Ko, he was able to attend s...

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Ko's Timeline

  • December 20, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Ko was submitted by Ma Tu, Senior Project Officer at Burma Children Medical Fund, our medical partner in Burma.

  • December 23, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ko's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 08, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Ko 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.

  • April 08, 2020
    AWAITING UPDATE

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

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Ko is currently raising funds for his treatment.

Funded by 26 donors

Funded by 26 donors

Treatment
Shockwave Lithotripsy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $2,825 for Ko's treatment
Subsidies fund $1,325 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,275
Medical Staff
$1,174
Medication
$12
Supplies
$187
Labs
$84
Radiology
$50
Other
$43

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