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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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Rhoda

Rhoda was born at her home in 2012 and the next day she was taken to the clinic for vaccinations. The doctor examined her, and she was found to be healthy. She had all her required vaccines at the right time until she was five years. Rhoda has been healthy, and her family shares that she rarely got sick, only the common cold which did not require her to see the doctor. Rhoda started her schooling when she turned five and really enjoys being at school. Equally, she likes the company of her teachers and her agemates during class time and playtime. At the age of six her parents realized that Rhoda was always left behind to and from school. Her friends reported to the parents that Rhoda often falls and that’s why they usually leave her behind. The parents observed Rhoda and realized that one of her legs was not okay. Rhoda twists her leg when she moves. Her ankle continued to worsen until Rhoda couldn’t move far before she fell. She is an active and restless girl, but her twisting ankle keeps bringing her down. The problem has stressed her and affected her socialization with other children and friends. Often, she cries when she falls especially when she notices that people are observing and talking about her shorter leg. It is even saddening to hear other children give her bad names because of her limping. Her parents took her to various hospitals without success. Some health officers thought it was polio and thus there was nothing they could do. The family had difficulties accessing specialists due to their income. Rhoda's father is unemployed and her mother who is the only breadwinner who just got a teaching job. After hert mother got the job and got a National Health Insurance (NHIF) card they took Rhoda to Kikuyu Hospital. However, the NHIF card could not cover the cost for treating her there. It was after the unsuccessful attempt to seek medical care at other facilities that they heard about Watsi's Medical Partner Care Center Cure International Hospital. They visited, as they said, trusting God that their lovely daughter will receive treatment and grow up happily just as other children. Rhoda's family shared, “Any help to enable Rhoda to receive treatment will be greatly appreciated.”

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$938raised
$286to go

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