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Success! Nwet (BB) from Burma raised $1,500 to fund brain surgery.

Nwet (BB)
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Nwet (BB)'s treatment was fully funded on February 26, 2018.

Photo of Nwet (BB) post-operation

March 13, 2018

Nwet (BB) underwent brain surgery.

He is feeling so much better, and now he can sleep and eat comfortably.

His mother says, “When he finishes his studies, I want him to learn to be a medic or become a doctor. Then he can help people who need help in our community.”

He is feeling so much better, and now he can sleep and eat comfortably. His mother says, "When he finishes his studies, I want him to le...

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January 14, 2018

Nwet (BB) is a 23-day-old boy from Burma. He lives with his family in a village in Karen State. When he was born, the nurses noticed a protrusion on the back of his skull, a neurological condition called encephalocele. The protrusion is very sensitive.

Nwet (BB) was born with encephalocele, a type of neural type defect characterized by sac-like protrusions of nervous tissue through openings in the skull. Both incomplete bone fusion in the skull and incomplete closure of the neural tube contribute to this condition. If left untreated, the lump will continue to grow, heightening the risks of developmental delays and permanent neurological impairment.

Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to help cover the cost of corrective cranial surgery for Nwet (BB), which is scheduled to take place on January 15. Surgeons will remove the protrusion and correct the skull defect, hopefully eliminating the risk of future neurological complications and allowing Nwet (BB) to develop along a healthy trajectory.

Nwet Yee, his mother says, “I am worry for my son but I cannot do anything for him. I hope that the surgery will make him well and become a normal person like other children.”

Nwet (BB) is a 23-day-old boy from Burma. He lives with his family in a village in Karen State. When he was born, the nurses noticed a protr...

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Nwet (BB)'s Timeline

  • January 14, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Nwet (BB) was submitted by Bue Wah Say, Project Officer at Burma Children Medical Fund, our medical partner in Burma.

  • January 15, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Nwet (BB) 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.

  • January 17, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Nwet (BB)'s profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 26, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Nwet (BB)'s treatment was fully funded.

  • March 13, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Nwet (BB)'s treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 33 donors

Treatment
Correction of FEEM
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $16,764 for Nwet (BB)'s treatment
Subsidies fund $15,264 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$12,229
Medical Staff
$1,332
Medication
$54
Supplies
$795
Travel
$583
Labs
$71
Radiology
$654
Other
$1,046

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