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Success! Tha Zin from Burma raised $1,500 to fund removal of a benign tumor.

Tha Zin
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Fully funded
Tha Zin's treatment was fully funded on November 29, 2016.

Photo of Tha Zin post-operation

January 24, 2017

Tha Zin underwent successful surgery.

After surgery, Tha Zin experiences fewer headaches and sleeps better at night. Her mother and sisters are very happy to hear that Tha Zin underwent a successful surgery. Tha Zin’s father hopes that she will continue her studies in preparation for university.

Tha Zin’s father says, “I am very happy that my daughter had surgery.”

After surgery, Tha Zin experiences fewer headaches and sleeps better at night. Her mother and sisters are very happy to hear that Tha Zin un...

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October 18, 2016

Tha Zin is an 18-year-old student from Mogok Township, Kachin State, Burma (near Mandalay Division). She lives with her mother, father, and her three sisters.

Tha Zin’s father supports the family. His job is to cut and polish gemstones and he earns approximately 300,000 kyat (approximately 300 USD) per month. This income is usually enough to support the family’s daily expenses and they have even been able to save money. However, since Tha Zin became ill the family has spent all their savings on her medical care and now her older sister is unable to return to university because the funds saved for her university fees have been spent also.

Tha Zin first started to experience painful headaches in February 2015. Her father took her to many hospitals with several admissions but she was not diagnosed properly. In September 2015 she was admitted to Mogok hospital because she was losing her memory and could not walk or talk. The doctor there suggested Tha Zin’s father take her to medical partner Mandalay Hospital for a CT scan. Tha Zin and her father travelled to Mandalay where she was diagnosed with multiple brain abscesses. Tha Zin’s family was so worried that nothing further could be done. Tha Zin felt sad, lost hope and became depressed. She stayed at home, mainly lying in bed. Her family has given up hope about finding further treatment because they have spent all their money on medical and associated costs and they were already in debt.

Tha Zin’s father recently accompanied his younger daughter, Tha Zin’s sister, to a doctor’s appointment at the Mogok clinic. At this time the monk from the Ananda Myitta Clinic (AMC) was visiting to meet with the doctor and heard the story of Tha Zin’s medical condition from her father. The monk encouraged Tha Zin’s father to travel with her to Mae Sot, Thailand to BCMF.

Tha Zin said, “I feel hopeless and thought I will die soon. My family has spent a lot of money on hospital and medical costs. I feel like a burden and trouble for my family. My sisters are also so worried for me all the time. If I have a future I want to study and live with my family for a long time.” She added, “I want to be well soon. I would like to go to university and then become a teacher and help my community.”

With the support from Watsi, Tha Zin underwent a CT scan on October 11. The result showed mass-like growths which needed to be removed very quickly. Tha Zin had this growth removal surgery on October 22.

Tha Zin is an 18-year-old student from Mogok Township, Kachin State, Burma (near Mandalay Division). She lives with her mother, father, and ...

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Tha Zin's Timeline

  • October 18, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Tha Zin was submitted by Ma Tu, Senior Project Officer at Burma Children Medical Fund.

  • October 25, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Tha Zin received treatment at Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai Hospital in Thailand. 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 11, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

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

  • November 29, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Tha Zin's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 24, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Tha Zin's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 14 donors

Funded by 14 donors

Treatment
Removal of Benign Tumor
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $3,080 for Tha Zin'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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