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Tha Khue from Burma raised $1,500 to prevent life-threatening liver damage.

Tha Khue
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Fully funded
Tha Khue's treatment was fully funded on November 7, 2015.

Photo of Tha Khue post-operation

April 14, 2016

Tha Khue received successful bypass surgery to treat biliary atresia.

“Tha Khue is no longer vomiting after feeding,” shares our medical partner, Burma Border Projects. As Tha Khue recovers, his jaundice will disappear over the following months.

In their post-operative interview, Tha Khue’s mother said: “In the future, I want to send him to school. I hope that he will become a doctor so he can provide medical services to our village which are currently lacking.”

"Tha Khue is no longer vomiting after feeding," shares our medical partner, Burma Border Projects. As Tha Khue recovers, his jaundice will d...

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October 7, 2015

Meet Tha Khue, a three-month old boy from Burma. Tha Khue means “happy,” according to our medical partner, Burma Border Projects (BBP). His parents are subsistence farmers and occasional day laborers.

Tha Khue has bilary atresia, a rare, life-threatening condition that causes a build of bile that seriously damages the liver. Tha Khue’s symptoms include jaundice, a swollen abdomen, and frequent vomiting.

$1,500 will fund a Kasai procedure for Tha Khue – a surgical bypass to prevent liver damage. “Once Tha Khue has received treatment for his biliary atresia, his abdomen will become less extended, he will no longer suffer from jaundice or yellow urine, he will stop vomiting frequently, and cry less,” BBP shares.

“I am very worried for my son, I hope that he will be able to get treatment for his condition,” Tha Khue’s father shares. “In the future, I dream that he will grow up to be healthy and maybe even to become a doctor.”

Meet Tha Khue, a three-month old boy from Burma. Tha Khue means “happy," according to our medical partner, Burma Border Projects (BBP). His ...

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Tha Khue's Timeline

  • October 7, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Tha Khue was submitted by Amelia King at Burma Children Medical Fund, our medical partner in Burma.

  • October 09, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Tha Khue received treatment. 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.

  • November 02, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Tha Khue's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 07, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Tha Khue's treatment was fully funded.

  • April 14, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Tha Khue. Read the update.

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