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Success! Naw Htee from Thailand raised $693 to fund a CT scan and care.

Naw Htee
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Fully funded
Naw Htee's treatment was fully funded on July 11, 2020.

Photo of Naw Htee post-operation

April 17, 2020

Naw Htee underwent her CT scan and related care.

Naw Htee received a CT scan in February. On the next day, the results were shared with Naw Htee and showed that her joints are in good shape, with no deformity despite difficulty in use for many years. Naw Htee is relieved that she does not need to receive any surgical treatments, she can improve opening her mouth by doing mouth exercises, which were taught to her by the physiotherapist.

She is very happy that her temporomandibular joints are normal and she does not have a problem with ankylosis [stiffness]. She can be treated with daily exercises to practice how to open her mouth regularly. She used to be worry about her condition but after the doctor explained her CT result, she feels released from the worry.

“After I heard the result of my CT scan, I am extremely happy that there is no deformity, which make my hope and dream come true. Because of the CT scan following the doctor’s suggestion, now I know how to open my mouth wider. I am confident that I can widely open my mouth like normal again. I would like to thank everyone who helped paying for my CT scan. Without the help from Burma Children Medical Fund and Watsi donors, it is undeniable that I would feel discomfort with being unable to open my mouth for the rest of my life” shared Naw Htee.

Naw Htee received a CT scan in February. On the next day, the results were shared with Naw Htee and showed that her joints are in good shape...

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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 13, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Naw Htee 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.

  • April 17, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Naw Htee's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • July 11, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Naw Htee's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 21 donors

Funded by 21 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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