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Success! Zaw from Thailand raised $414 to fund a CT scan.

Zaw
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  • $414 raised, $0 to go
$414
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Zaw's treatment was fully funded on May 5, 2021.

Photo of Zaw post-operation

October 22, 2021

Zaw underwent a CT scan and surgery.

Zaw went to Mae Sot Hospital and was able to undergo a computerized scan (CT) as well as a blood test so doctors could determine the best treatment plan to help him heal. He finally received surgery and is back home and doing so much better!

Before his treatment, Zaw had difficulties breathing and it was painful in his abdomen area. He could not stand up and walk. After his surgery, he’s now able to walk and he’s no longer in pain. He’s relieved to be feeling well again.

Zaw said: “Now, I can walk and eat well, and I no longer have abdominal pain. When I recover, I would like to plant vegetables and I will support my daughter. I am very thankful to all the donors and BCMF for help paying for my treatment.”

Zaw went to Mae Sot Hospital and was able to undergo a computerized scan (CT) as well as a blood test so doctors could determine the best tr...

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March 26, 2021

Zaw is a 40-year-old man from Thailand. He lives by himself in a hut on his employer’s land on the Thai-Burma border and he harvests sugarcane for a living. He is paid 45 baht (approx. $1.50 USD) per bundle of harvested sugarcane, with each bundle containing 200 canes. He shared that the income he earns in a month is not enough to cover his basic needs, and has recently had to borrow funds to purchase food.

Last Wednesday, Zaw decided to go home on his bicycle during his lunch break. While riding his bicycle, a dog started to chase him. He put his feet up on the handlebar so that the dog would not bite his legs. But while his feet were still on the handlebar, three cars drove towards him on the narrow road. Zaw swerved to avoid the cars and lost his balance, falling into the drainage ditch on the side of the road. The villagers who had seen him fall ran to the side of the ditch to check on him. When Zaw tried to stand up, he had difficulty breathing and had to sit down due to the pain in his abdomen.

Since the accident, Zaw feels worse. He still has difficulty breathing, and he suffers from abdominal pain. He cannot stand up, has difficulty sitting up, and has difficulty eating or drinking water.

Doctors want Zaw to undergo a CT scan, a procedure in which x-ray images taken from several angles are combined to produce cross-sectional images of the body. This scan will hopefully help doctors diagnose his condition and formulate an appropriate treatment plan.

Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $414 to cover the cost of Zaw’s CT scan and care, scheduled for March 26th.

“When I get better I will continue working,” he said. “I also have to pay back my debt.”

Zaw is a 40-year-old man from Thailand. He lives by himself in a hut on his employer's land on the Thai-Burma border and he harvests sugarca...

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Zaw's Timeline

  • March 26, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Zaw was submitted by Bridgitte Agocs at Burma Children Medical Fund.

  • March 26, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Zaw received treatment at Mae Sot General 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.

  • March 27, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Zaw's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 5, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Zaw's treatment was fully funded.

  • October 22, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Zaw's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 11 donors

Funded by 11 donors

Treatment
CT Scan OPD
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $414 for Zaw's treatment
Hospital Fees
$38
Medical Staff
$28
Medication
$0
Supplies
$348

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