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Success! Soe from Burma raised $414 to fund a CT scan.

Soe
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  • $414 raised, $0 to go
$414
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Fully funded
Soe's treatment was fully funded on November 25, 2019.

Photo of Soe post-operation

December 23, 2019

Soe underwent a CT scan.

The result of the CT indicated that Soe has a hemangioma in his brain. The doctor said that it could be treated.

“I would like to say thank you for [supporting me] to receive the test that showed my exact diagnosis,” said Soe.

The result of the CT indicated that Soe has a hemangioma in his brain. The doctor said that it could be treated. "I would like to say th...

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October 8, 2019

Soe is a 48-year-old man from Burma. Soe lives with his wife, a son and four daughters in Mon State. His wife used to work but now stays home to look after their youngest daughter, who is just six months old now, and their son, who is suffering from a severe type of congenital heart disease. Soe’s eldest daughter also stays home and helps her mother with household chores. Soe’s two other daughters are students. Soe Myint has another daughter and she works as a domestic worker in Yangon.

Last two years ago, Soe experienced persistent twitches in his left lower eyelid. About 15 days later, he noticed that the vision in his left eye had deteriorated to the point that he could hardly see things. He then went to a clinic, but he just received oral medication and eye drops. However, the treatment he received at the clinic had no effect on his condition. He also had slight pain in his left eye. In 2018, when Soe was traveling on a motorcycle, he passed out and fell off from the motorcycle. People nearby saw him and took him to the local hospital. He regained consciousness when he arrived at the hospital. Not long after the incident, Soe noticed that the vision in his right eye has also started to become blurry. He then went to an eye clinic in Yangon where the doctor examined his eyes. There he was provided with oral medication and eye drops. However, Soe did not feel any better even with the medication.

Doctors want Soe 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 Soe’s CT scan and care, scheduled for October 08.

Soe said, “I am worried for my son and I want to him get better soon. I am also worried for my daughters who are left behind at home because they don’t have any money to buy food.”

Soe is a 48-year-old man from Burma. Soe lives with his wife, a son and four daughters in Mon State. His wife used to work but now stays hom...

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Soe's Timeline

  • October 8, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • October 10, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Soe received 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.

  • October 10, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Soe's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 25, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Soe's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 23, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Soe's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 4 donors

Funded by 4 donors

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

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