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Success! Mu from Thailand raised $814 to fund an MRI and help heal his leg.

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Mu's treatment was fully funded on December 22, 2021.
February 22, 2022

Mu underwent an MRI to help diagnose the pain in his leg.

Mu received a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan to help confirm a diagnosis for the swelling and pain in his left leg. He also received a blood test and an x-ray. His doctor was able to confirm his diagnosis as a result the testing, and informed Mu that he has osteosarcoma in his left thigh bone just, above his knee joint. Mu and his family are now working with his medical team to make the best plan for his treatment. Thank you for your support for his care!

Mu received a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan to help confirm a diagnosis for the swelling and pain in his left leg. He also received ...

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November 30, 2021

Mu is a 17-year-old boy and refugee living in Thailand. Around mid-August 2021, he woke up one morning with pain in his left knee. At first he thought that the pain wound go away on its own and that it was nothing serious. However, when the pain remained a few days later, he told his sister. She bought him a type of Burmese pain reliever balm to apply on his knee. He applied the balm for a week, but he did not feel any better. When he and his sister noticed that his left knee had become slightly swollen his sister called their father. Mu’s father told them that it could an infection and suggested that they go to a hospital or buy him pain medication to reduce swelling. His sister bought the medication their father suggested at a pharmacy, and Mu took it for a week. However, he did not feel better, and the swelling did not decrease.

Now, Mu’s left knee is painful especially at night and whenever he moves his left leg. He needs to take pain medicine at least twice a day to be able to sleep or make him feel a bit better. The swelling continues to slowly increase every day. Because of the pain, Mu has a poor appetite and has lost weight. Since early November, he has to use crutches to get around and easily tires when he walks even short distances. Mu and his family are worried that he might need to amputate his leg. Apart from this, his sister has had ask for leave from her work to take Mu to the hospital, and his brother who studies outside of the refugee camp has had to temporarily stop his studies while he accompanies him to Chiang Mai.

Doctors want Mu to undergo an MRI, an imaging procedure that uses magnetic fields and radio waves to produce images of bodily organs. This scan will hopefully help doctors diagnose his condition and formulate an appropriate treatment plan.

Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $814 to cover the cost of Mu’s MRI and care, scheduled for December 1st.

Mu’s sister said, “I feel so sad to see him in pain every day and I don’t know how to help him. When I heard that he will be brought to Chiang Mai and that BCMF has agreed to help with his surgery, I don’t know how to express how extremely happy I felt.”

Mu is a 17-year-old boy and refugee living in Thailand. Around mid-August 2021, he woke up one morning with pain in his left knee. At first ...

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Mu's Timeline

  • November 30, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • December 1, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Mu 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.

  • December 6, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Mu's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 22, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Mu's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 22, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Mu's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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Treatment
MRI
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $814 for Mu's treatment
Hospital Fees
$38
Medical Staff
$17
Medication
$0
Supplies
$715
Travel
$44

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

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Paw is a 24-year-old woman from Thailand. Originally from Burma, Paw, her husband, their three daughters and her parents fled in March 2021 after the Burmese military shot rockets into their village. In Thailand, as refugees, they cannot work, and have temporarily moved in with Paw's brother and his family. They receive rice from her brother's neighbors, while her brother's family provides them with vegetables and curries. In July 2021, Paw's parents and her two older daughters went back to their village when they felt it was safe to do so. Meanwhile, her husband and her three-month-old baby have stayed with her while she receives treatment in Chiang Mai. Two years ago, Paw noticed a mass on the right side of her neck. Her neighbor suggested she apply a natural remedy, but unfortunately, the mass remained and grew over time. In September 2019, she visited a local hospital in Thailand with her husband, but the surgery recommended was too expensive. She experiences pain near the site of the mass, and the mass is still growing. Paw sought treatment through our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF). She is scheduled to undergo mass removal surgery on August 16th, and now she needs to raise $1,500 to cover the total cost of her procedure and care. Paw shared, “I felt embarrassed and very upset when I first noticed that I had this problem. I will feel a lot better after my surgery because I have needed to receive it since I first went to see the doctor in 2019. In the future I want to look after my children and send them to school.”

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