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Success! Moo Wah from Thailand raised $1,485 for brain surgery.

Moo Wah
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$1,485
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Fully funded
Moo Wah's treatment was fully funded on July 2, 2016.

Photo of Moo Wah post-operation

July 19, 2016

Moo Wah received successful brain surgery.

After surgery, Moo Wah is more active and happier. He doesn’t cry a lot anymore, except for the usual reasons like hunger and tiredness. The size of Moo Wah’s head become smaller and his mother said that he can eat and play more.

“I hope my son will be able to sit, walk and develop like other children,” Moo Wah’s mother shared. “I want him to grow up well and go to school to become a pastor. Thank you so much for all the support from the donors who paid for the treatment and support for my family.”

After surgery, Moo Wah is more active and happier. He doesn’t cry a lot anymore, except for the usual reasons like hunger and tiredness. The...

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June 24, 2016

Moo Wah is a one-year-old boy who lives in a Thai refugee camp with his mother, Naw Lah. Naw Lah adopted Moo Wah shortly after he was born; his biological mother was abandoned by her husband during the pregnancy and could not care for Moo Wah in addition to her three other children.

Presently, Naw Lah is taking care of Moo Wah on her own; her husband moved to the United States shortly after they were married. Naw Lah is hoping to move with her son once her husband is settled.

Moo Wah was born with hydrocephalus - a condition that causes fluid to build up in the skull and put pressure on the brain. This causes vomiting, pain, and discomfort.

Even with the financial help from her husband overseas, Naw Lah sometimes has to borrow money from friends to get through the month. Moo Wah only drinks milk powder instead of breast feeding and Naw Lah is not able to afford his food in addition to his other medical expenses.

Naw Lah cannot afford the surgery Moo Wah needs, but without it he is very lethargic and irritable. He has had frequent fevers and requires constant attention. Naw Lah is physically and mentally tired from the frequent trips to clinics and hospitals and eager for her son to get better.

With $1,485, Moo Wah will receive the operation he needs to alleviate his symptoms. A surgical shunt will drain the excess fluid built up in his skull and alleviate the pressure on his brain causing him to be tired and irritable. With this intervention, Moo Wah will get a new start on life and the chance to lead a healthy childhood.

Moo Wah is a one-year-old boy who lives in a Thai refugee camp with his mother, Naw Lah. Naw Lah adopted Moo Wah shortly after he was born; ...

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Moo Wah's Timeline

  • June 24, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Moo Wah was submitted by Bue Wah Say, Project Officer at Burma Children Medical Fund, our medical partner in Thailand.

  • June 25, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Moo Wah 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.

  • July 01, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Moo Wah's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 02, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Moo Wah's treatment was fully funded.

  • July 19, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Moo Wah's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 21 donors

Funded by 21 donors

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