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Success! Twel Tar from Thailand raised $968 to fund an MRI to diagnose and help treat her condition.

Twel Tar
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Fully funded
Twel Tar's treatment was fully funded on September 2, 2022.

Photo of Twel Tar post-operation

December 14, 2022

Twel Tar underwent an MRI to diagnose and help treat her condition.

Our medical partner shared that Twel Tar received the MRI of her head and her spine which showed an obstruction in her shunt with some blood clots. The MRI also allowed the doctor to see the severity of the meningocele on her lower spine and revealed that she has syringohydromyelia on her lower back, a condition where fluid filled cyst forms within the spinal cord, as well as neurogenic bladder and bilateral ureterohydronephrosis. The doctor shared with her family that Twel Tar needed to have surgery to heal the obstruction in the shunt and additional treatment needs to take place for her other conditions to help her grow up healthy and active. The first surgery has now taken place and our medical partner is continuing to work closely with Twel Tar’s family to help her access the care she needs.

Twel Tar’s mother’s said, “I feel like my daughter is getting better. I hope to see her more active in the future.”

Our medical partner shared that Twel Tar received the MRI of her head and her spine which showed an obstruction in her shunt with some blood...

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June 28, 2022

Twel Tar is a two-year-old girl who lives with her parents in the border region of Thailand. Originally from Bago Division across the border in Burma, they moved to Thailand in search of better job opportunities as factory workers.

After Twel Tar was born, her mother noticed that she not only had an enlarged head, but that she also has a small lump on her lower back. Her mother also noticed that the lump would emit a yellow fluid discharge. When she asked the doctor about the lump on Twel Tar’s back, the doctor told her that it might have been caused by her spine protruding outwards and could be repaired through surgery when she is older. Twel Tar’s mother was told to not worry about it.

Now, doctors would like Twel Tar to undergo an MRI to help further diagnose her Spina Bifida condition and formulate an appropriate treatment plan for the meningocele on her back. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $968 to cover the cost of Twel Tar’s MRI and care, scheduled for June 28th.

Twel Tar’s mother said, “I want my daughter to receive treatment and grow up like other children. She already received surgery for her head [hydrocephalus] and now only the lump is left. I hope that she will recover well after all her treatments.”

Twel Tar is a two-year-old girl who lives with her parents in the border region of Thailand. Originally from Bago Division across the border...

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Twel Tar's Timeline

  • June 28, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • June 28, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Twel Tar received treatment at Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai 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.

  • June 28, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Twel Tar's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 2, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Twel Tar's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 14, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Twel Tar's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 1 donor

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Funded by 1 donor

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Treatment
MRI (<1 year old)
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $968 for Twel Tar's treatment
Hospital Fees
$176
Medical Staff
$17
Medication
$0
Supplies
$714
Travel
$44
Other
$17

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