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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
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$0
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Zaw's treatment was fully funded on May 5, 2021.
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, our medical partner in Thailand.

  • March 26, 2021
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Zaw was scheduled to receive treatment at Mae Sot General 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.

  • 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.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Zaw's treatment update from Burma Children Medical Fund.

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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