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Success! Yar Blu from Burma raised $1,500 to fund correctional surgery.

Yar Blu
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Yar Blu's treatment was fully funded on December 25, 2017.

Photo of Yar Blu post-operation

September 28, 2017

Yar Blu underwent correctional surgery.

Yar Blu does not have any more symptoms after the surgery. She is feeling much better.

Yar Blu’s mother said, “I want my daughter to grow up well and go to school. I want to see she is happy and healthy.”

Yar Blu does not have any more symptoms after the surgery. She is feeling much better. Yar Blu's mother said, "I want my daughter to gro...

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June 10, 2017

Yar Blu is an 18-month-old baby girl from Burma. She lives in a refugee settlement with her parents and eight older siblings. Her oldest siblings are in Bible school, and her other siblings are enrolled in the camp’s school. Her father works as a medic to support their family, and up until giving birth to Yar Blu, her mother taught in the camp.

When Yar Blu was born, doctors noticed a small mass on the bridge of her nose, and recommended she return for surgery when she was three months of age. She has now been diagnosed with encephalocele, a defect in neural tube formation.

On June 25 Yar Blu will undergo correctional surgery at Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai Hospital, our medical partner’s care center. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is asking for $1,500 to cover the cost of her operation.

After surgery, Yar Blu and her family are looking forward to a speedy recovery!

Yar Blu is an 18-month-old baby girl from Burma. She lives in a refugee settlement with her parents and eight older siblings. Her oldest sib...

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Yar Blu's Timeline

  • June 10, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Yar Blu was submitted by Kiat at Burma Children Medical Fund, our medical partner in Burma.

  • June 25, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Yar Blu 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.

  • July 07, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Yar Blu's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 28, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Yar Blu's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 25, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Yar Blu's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 37 donors

Funded by 37 donors

Treatment
Correction of FEEM
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $16,764 for Yar Blu's treatment
Subsidies fund $15,264 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$12,229
Medical Staff
$1,332
Medication
$54
Supplies
$795
Travel
$583
Labs
$71
Radiology
$654
Other
$1,046

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Two weeks ago, Elizabeth sustained a fracture of the tibia fibula after a fall on her right leg. She was taken to county referral hospital where she was admitted and a back slab was fixed to stabilize her fracture as she waits to be operated. Ten days later, there were no signs of her being treated because the family didn’t have money needed for the surgery. The fracture site developed blisters which later ruptured and formed wounds. Elizabeth's family requested to be referred to AIC Kapsowar hospital hoping they will receive help because they were worried about her condition. Elizabeth was brought to our hospital accompanied by a few family members. An X-ray was done on arrival which confirmed the fracture of the proximal tibia fibula. After a social worker's assessment, Elizabeth was admitted as she waits to be operated. Elizabeth is a mother of four girls. Her daughters are all married and they live with their husbands in the upcountry. Elizabeth's husband Joseph is old and he cannot perform any duties at home such as farming. Elizabeth is the breadwinner of the family since she tends to the farm. She feels his husband is now suffering because they don’t have enough food in the home and they only depend on farming. Elizabeth requires urgent surgery to fix her fracture but she cannot afford medical treatment due to lack of funds. $968.00 is needed for her to continue with treatment. The family is requesting for financial support to help Elizabeth get treatment required. Elizabeth’s daughter says, “Mum is sleeping helplessly in bed, we have nothing to offer for her surgery. I hope she gets treated, she really deserves a good life.”

63% funded

63%funded
$485raised
$278to go

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