Meet another patient

Watsi logo blueWatsi

Success! Yee (BB) from Burma raised $1,500 to fund brain surgery.

Yee (BB)
100%
  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Yee (BB)'s treatment was fully funded on December 24, 2018.

Photo of Yee (BB) post-operation

January 10, 2019

Yee (BB) underwent brain surgery.

Surgery was successful, and he is no longer experiencing adverse symptoms.

His mother says, “I am very much thankful to the donors for helping my baby who is turning one year old.”

Surgery was successful, and he is no longer experiencing adverse symptoms. His mother says, "I am very much thankful to the donors for h...

Read more
October 29, 2018

Yee (BB) is a ten-month-old baby boy from Burma. He lives with his family in a village in Karen State. His grandfather and father are subsistence farmers who grow rice. The family also raises chickens and pigs, which they usually sell when they need money.

Yee (BB) was recently diagnosed with hydrocephalus, which has caused fluid to build up in his brain. Without immediate surgery to alleviate the intracranial pressure that the excess fluid is causing, he is at risk of developing severe, potentially fatal medical complications.

Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund the insertion of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt for Yee (BB), which will drain the fluid that has accumulated in his brain. The procedure is scheduled to take place on October 30, and, once completed, will greatly improve Yee (BB)’s quality of life.

Yee (BB)’s mother says, “I am far from my home to take care of my son (Yee (BB) ) more than two months now. I miss home but I am worry for my son and sad to see he is suffering.”

Yee (BB) is a ten-month-old baby boy from Burma. He lives with his family in a village in Karen State. His grandfather and father are subsis...

Read more

Yee (BB)'s Timeline

  • October 29, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Yee (BB) was submitted by Bue Wah Say, Project Officer at Burma Children Medical Fund, our medical partner in Burma.

  • October 29, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Yee (BB)'s profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 15, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Yee (BB) 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.

  • December 24, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Yee (BB)'s treatment was fully funded.

  • January 10, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Yee (BB)'s treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 24 donors

Funded by 24 donors

Treatment
Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Insertion
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $5,655 for Yee (BB)'s treatment
Subsidies fund $4,155 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$3,574
Medical Staff
$813
Medication
$9
Supplies
$182
Travel
$478
Labs
$50
Radiology
$287
Other
$262

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.