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Naw Htee is a refugee from Thailand who needs $693 to fund a CT scan and care.

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January 31, 2020

Naw Htee is a 30-year-old woman from Thailand. In 2006, Naw Htee and her family fled from Karen State, Burma to Thailand because there were conflicts between the armed groups and the country’s military in their village. She now lives in a refugee camp with her family.

In 2010, Naw Htee felt a severe toothache while she and her parents were visiting her village in Burma. She went to the nearest local clinic, where she had her molar teeth extracted. After the procedure, Naw Htee was in extreme pain; she could not even open her mouth as she used to. She was told that pain after tooth extraction is normal and that the pain will be diminished if she takes painkillers. Naw Htee tolerated the pain and hoped for the pain to be gone.

Since then, Naw Htee could barely open her mouth. Naw Htee was too afraid to tell about her condition to anyone. She carried this burden for almost 9 years, until she decided to seek help. She then visited the clinic in the refugee camp. After trying oral medication and since her condition remained the same, she was referred to Mae Sariang General Hospital (MSGH) in July 2019. There, she received an x-ray, and the doctor diagnosed her with Ankylosis of the Temporamandibular joint [TMJ], stiffness of a joint due to abnormal adhesion and rigidity of the bones of the joint of jaw. She was then referred on to Chiang Mai Hospital (CMH) as MSGH does not have capacity to treat her condition. Once at CMH, the doctor told Naw Htee that she needs to undergo a special x-ray prior to receiving treatment.

Doctors want Naw Htee 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 her condition and formulate an appropriate treatment plan.

Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $469 to cover the cost of Naw Htee’s CT scan and care, scheduled for February 5th.

Naw Htee mentioned, “I wanted to be a healthy, strong and supportive mother, even without the support of their father.”

Naw Htee is a 30-year-old woman from Thailand. In 2006, Naw Htee and her family fled from Karen State, Burma to Thailand because there were ...

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Naw Htee's Timeline

  • January 31, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • February 02, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Naw Htee's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 05, 2020
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Naw Htee was scheduled to receive 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.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Naw Htee is currently raising funds for her treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Naw Htee's treatment update from Burma Children Medical Fund.

Funded by 13 donors

Funded by 13 donors

Treatment
CT Scan with Admission
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $693 for Naw Htee's treatment
Hospital Fees
$246
Medical Staff
$28
Medication
$0
Supplies
$346
Travel
$56
Other
$17

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