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Success! Kyaw Myat from Burma raised $1,500 to fund a tumor removal.

Kyaw Myat
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Fully funded
Kyaw Myat's treatment was fully funded on September 21, 2019.

Photo of Kyaw Myat post-operation

December 1, 2019

Kyaw Myat underwent a tumor removal.

Since his surgery, Kyaw Myat has started to walk without dragging his right leg, his eyes are no longer watery, and his head has decreased in size. His father said that he has never complained about his headache since his surgery. His father said he has a plan to send Kyaw Myat to school in the next school year.

Kyaw Myat’s father said, “My son has now become active and sometimes, he asked me to go walk with him. His legs are becoming stronger. I was very happy when I saw him receiving successful treatment. We would like to thank everyone who has helped pay for his medical costs and transportation. We had been to hospitals in Burma trying to get him treatment, but we were never able to afford his expensive treatment.”

Since his surgery, Kyaw Myat has started to walk without dragging his right leg, his eyes are no longer watery, and his head has decreased i...

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August 22, 2019

Kyaw Myat is a five-year-old boy from Burma. He lives with his family in a village in Sagaing Division. Kyaw Myat’s father is a subsistence farmer and sometimes he also works as a day laborer on other villagers’ farms. His mother is a homemaker and takes care of Kyaw Myat’s brother at home.

When he was two, Kyaw Myat started to walk. But the following year, his limbs became weak and he could no longer walk properly. Kyaw Myat’s head had also gradually increased in size and he could not control his urine. He was diagnosed with hydrocephalus and received treatment for it. However, he was also diagnosed with an abnormal growth in his head. The mass is putting pressure on an artery in his head, which makes affects his ability to walk properly. Currently, Kyaw Myat cannot walk properly and sometimes, he complains that he has a headache and watery eyes.

Kyaw Myat sought treatment through our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund. He is now scheduled to undergo mass removal surgery on August 23rd. He is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care.

Kyaw Myat’s father said, “I almost give up on my son’s treatment because he has a lot of medical problems. However, when I discussed his treatment with my wife, we know that we couldn’t give up on him.”

Kyaw Myat is a five-year-old boy from Burma. He lives with his family in a village in Sagaing Division. Kyaw Myat’s father is a subsistence ...

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Kyaw Myat's Timeline

  • August 22, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • August 26, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Kyaw Myat 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.

  • August 29, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Kyaw Myat's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 21, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Kyaw Myat's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 01, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Kyaw Myat's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 28 donors

Funded by 28 donors

Treatment
Removal of Benign Tumor
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $3,080 for Kyaw Myat's treatment
Subsidies fund $1,580 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,326
Medical Staff
$475
Medication
$7
Supplies
$400
Travel
$112
Labs
$86
Radiology
$567
Other
$107

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