Success! Chit Htun from Burma raised $1,500 to fund surgery to place a shunt for his hydrocephalus condition.

Chit Htun
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Chit Htun's treatment was fully funded on June 12, 2023.
  • Chit Htun's story
  • Chit Htun's update
January 10, 2023

Photo of Chit Htun post-operation

June 29, 2023

Chit Htun underwent surgery to place a shunt for his hydrocephalus condition.

Before the surgery, Chit Htun suffered from dizziness and headaches. He could not sleep well because he was concerned about his condition an...

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Chit Htun's Timeline

  • January 10, 2023
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • January 12, 2023
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Chit Htun 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.

  • January 20, 2023
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Chit Htun's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 12, 2023
    FULLY FUNDED

    Chit Htun's treatment was fully funded.

  • June 29, 2023
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Chit Htun's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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