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Success! Zar from Burma raised $1,500 to fund kidney stone removal surgery.

Zar
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Zar's treatment was fully funded on November 5, 2018.

Photo of Zar post-operation

October 20, 2018

Zar underwent kidney stone removal surgery.

She feels no more back pain. Both she and her husband are very happy now.

Zar said, “I feel so much better now. When I’m fully recovered, I will help my family and will also try to find a job to save money for my family.”

She feels no more back pain. Both she and her husband are very happy now. Zar said, “I feel so much better now. When I’m fully recovered,...

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September 11, 2018

Zar is a 25-year-old married woman from Burma. She used to work as a nurse aid but now has stopped working.

In September 2017, Zar fell sick and developed a high fever. She was admitted to Thaton Hospital, where she was diagnosed with a ureteral stone. She was only given oral medication and was discharged after a week. A few months later, she developed another fever. After some discussion with her husband, Zar decided to go to Mae Tao Clinic, from where she was referred to Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF), our medical partner.

Currently, Zar experiences headache, back pain, dizziness, insomnia, and loss of appetite. She has been diagnosed with a kidney stone. Fortunately, she is scheduled to undergo a removal surgery on September 12. BCMF is requesting $1,500 to fund this procedure.

She says, “When I am fully recovered, I will apply for a new job. I will help my family and will also repay my debt.”

Zar is a 25-year-old married woman from Burma. She used to work as a nurse aid but now has stopped working. In September 2017, Zar fell s...

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Zar's Timeline

  • September 11, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Zar was submitted by Ma Tu, Senior Project Officer at Burma Children Medical Fund, our medical partner in Burma.

  • September 12, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Zar received treatment at Mae Sot General 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.

  • September 23, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Zar's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 20, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Zar's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • November 05, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Zar's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 26 donors

Funded by 26 donors

Treatment
Shockwave Lithotripsy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $2,825 for Zar's treatment
Subsidies fund $1,325 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,275
Medical Staff
$1,174
Medication
$12
Supplies
$187
Labs
$84
Radiology
$50
Other
$43

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Naw Htee

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.”

53% funded

53%funded
$373raised
$320to go