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Success! U Saw from Thailand raised $414 to fund a CT scan and care for his declining vision.

U Saw
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  • $414 raised, $0 to go
$414
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
U Saw's treatment was fully funded on July 2, 2022.

Photo of U Saw post-operation

September 17, 2022

U Saw underwent care for his declining vision.

U Saw care determined he has a benign tumour behind his eyes, which is putting pressure on the nerves and causing his blurry vision. The doctor told him that he would need surgery to improve his vision. He may not fully restore to his previous level, but surgery will help and his doctors are glad to be able to move forward with the best plan for his care now.

“Thank you so much to the donors and BCMF for paying for my CT scan. I want to receive surgery and I needed this help from the donors and BCMF to save my life,” U Saw said.

U Saw care determined he has a benign tumour behind his eyes, which is putting pressure on the nerves and causing his blurry vision. The doc...

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April 28, 2022

U Saw is a 48-year-old man who recently had to leave his home in Burma due to conflict in the area and is resettling in Thailand. U Saw used to work as a hairdresser, but it has been challenging to find work since arriving in Thailand. Fortunately, he is living with a few friends who have been able to share money and meals. U Saw shared that in this free time he enjoys playing the piano and listening to audio versions of the Bible.

After U Saw arrived in Thailand in early April, the vision in his left eye began to blur. After visiting a local clinic, he was referred to the hospital for a vision and blood test. The doctors prescribed him some medication and recommended he undergo a CT scan to confirm his diagnosis. Currently, U Saw can only make out shapes and shadows with his right eye. While the vision in his left eye is slightly better, his vision in that eye is also becoming blurred. As a result, he has difficulty walking, reading, making out peoples’ faces, and experiences bad headaches.

Fortunately, our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF), can help U Saw receive treatment. On April 28th, he will 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 help doctors diagnose his condition and formulate an appropriate treatment plan. BCMF is requesting $414 to cover the cost of U Saw’s CT scan and care.

U Saw shared, “I feel upset. I have no income, and I can only eat with the support of my friends’ parents. If I cannot see, I will feel like my life is over. I feel sad when I think about not being able to go home and when I think about my life in the future. I want to be resettled in a third country.”

U Saw is a 48-year-old man who recently had to leave his home in Burma due to conflict in the area and is resettling in Thailand. U Saw used...

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U Saw's Timeline

  • April 28, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    U Saw was submitted by Bue Wah Say, Project Officer at Burma Children Medical Fund.

  • April 28, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    U Saw received treatment at Mae Sot General 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.

  • April 29, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    U Saw's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 2, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    U Saw's treatment was fully funded.

  • September 17, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    U Saw's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 1 donor

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Funded by 1 donor

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Treatment
CT Scan OPD
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $414 for U Saw's treatment
Hospital Fees
$38
Medical Staff
$28
Medication
$0
Supplies
$348

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