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Success! Myint from Burma raised $1,500 to fund treatment for kidney stones.

Myint
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Myint's treatment was fully funded on March 6, 2018.

Photo of Myint post-operation

March 19, 2018

Myint underwent treatment for kidney stones.

Since his surgery Myint feels a lot better. Although he still feels a bit of pain, it is nothing compared to before. He can now walk and ride his motorcycle without discomfort.

“Now that I know more about BCMF, I talk about the organisation to the patients I encounter during my work. When I travel for my work, I tell my patients that want to seek treatment in Yangon to go to BCMF instead,” said Myint.

Since his surgery Myint feels a lot better. Although he still feels a bit of pain, it is nothing compared to before. He can now walk and rid...

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January 14, 2018

Myint is a 29-year-old who lives with his parents and older sister in Burma. He moves around different villages with the Back Pack Health Worker Team (BPHWT).

In early 2015, he began to feel pain in his back and noticed that his urine was cloudy. Once or twice a month, he would feel numbness and hotness in his lower abdomen. He visited a doctor and received an X-ray test and a ultrasound test. He was diagnosed with a kidney stone. The doctor gave him oral medication, which made him feel temporarily better.

In July 2017, Myint’s symptoms returned, and he visited our medical partner’s care center. He underwent different tests, which showed that there were stones between his urethra and kidney.

Now, he is scheduled to undergo a procedure called shockwave lithotripsy to treat the stones on January 17. He needs help raising $1,500 to fund this procedure.

He says, “If BCMF can find the donor for me to support my surgery, I will have no worries about the treatment cost. I feel less stressed and much happier now. My family will also not be worried or stressed.”

Myint is a 29-year-old who lives with his parents and older sister in Burma. He moves around different villages with the Back Pack Health Wo...

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Myint's Timeline

  • January 14, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Myint was submitted by Bue Wah Say, Project Officer at Burma Children Medical Fund, our medical partner in Burma.

  • January 17, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Myint 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.

  • January 17, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Myint's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 06, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Myint's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 19, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Myint's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Treatment
Shockwave Lithotripsy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $2,825 for Myint'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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