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Success! Aung Soe from Thailand raised $414 to fund a CT scan of his brain.

Aung Soe
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  • $414 raised, $0 to go
$414
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Aung Soe's treatment was fully funded on July 24, 2022.
June 10, 2022

Aung Soe is a 49-year-old man who lives with his daughter and son in Tak Province. His daughter sells vegetables from their home while Aung Soe and his son are agricultural day laborers.

In the beginning of 2022, he notice a small mass around his left eye lid. At first, he thought that mass would disappear over time, but the mass instead increased in size. Although he wanted to go to a hospital, he could not afford to pay for transportation nor any treatment. In May, Aung So noticed that he had developed a mass in his right eye lid area as well and that his vision had become blurred. He borrowed money from his neighbor and went to Mae Tao Clinic (MTC) on May 31st. At the clinic, the medic checked his eyes and told him that he would need to go to Mae Sot hospital (MSH). The next day, he went to MSH, where he was told that he would need a CT scan. Currently, his vision is becoming increasingly blurred and he cannot see clearly when he reads.

Doctors want Aung Soe 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 his condition and formulate an appropriate treatment plan.

Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $414 to cover the cost of Aung Soe’s CT scan and care, scheduled for June 10th.

Aung Soe said “I am worried that they will not be able to treat the mass. Now, I feel very sad. I can’t help my family with household chores. I would like to recover quickly so that I can go back to work.”

Aung Soe is a 49-year-old man who lives with his daughter and son in Tak Province. His daughter sells vegetables from their home while Aung ...

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Aung Soe's Timeline

  • June 10, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • June 10, 2022
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Aung Soe was scheduled to receive 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.

  • June 16, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Aung Soe's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 24, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Aung Soe's treatment was fully funded.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Aung Soe's treatment update from Burma Children Medical Fund.

Funded by 1 donor

Funded by 1 donor

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

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Thein

Thein is a 42-year-old woman from Burma. She lives with her husband, son, daughter, mother-in-law and step-granddaughter in Palu Village, Myawaddy Township, Karen State, Burma. Thein’s husband is still recovering from an illness and is also looking after her as her caregiver. Her mother-in-law has impaired vision and is looked after by her children. Her two children stopped going to school in 2020, when schools closed due to COVID-19. After the coup in February 2021, their school never reopened. Thein works as a day laborer and as a farmer, but she has not been able to plant anything this year. In December 2021, she and her family had to flee their village for a month due to armed clashes in their village. After they were able to return, Thein was too scared to go to her farmland since she had been told that the area around the village is full of landmines. It has been a very difficult time for their family as Thein’s house was also destroyed during the armed clashes in their village. They are currently living with Thein’s mother-in-law, whose house partially survived the recent violence and destruction. Thein's family currently lives off of donations that Palu villagers receive as internally displaced peoples (IDPs), and the rice they harvested last year before they had to flee. Since July 2021, Thein has been experiencing backpain when she sits or lays down. She feels better when she is standing or walking. After she eats, she feels bloated and uncomfortable. She has been diagnosed with large abdominal endometriosis. She has been advised to undergo a total abdominal hysterectomy, the surgical removal of her uterus and cervix. If left untreated, Thein's symptoms will continue to worsen and put her at risk for further health complications in the future. Fortunately, Thein is scheduled to undergo her hysterectomy on July 20th. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of her procedure and care. Once recovered she will no longer be in pain and will be able to sit and lie down comfortably. Despite the hard moment they are in, Thein tries to stay hopeful about rebuilding her life: “When I recover fully, I want to go back to work so that I can earn money. I want to rebuild my house and live there with my family.”

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$977raised
$523to go

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