Meet another patient

Watsi logo blueWatsi

Success! Kar from Burma raised $1,500 to fund brain surgery.

Kar
100%
  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Kar's treatment was fully funded on July 25, 2018.

Photo of Kar post-operation

July 11, 2018

Kar underwent brain surgery.

Surgery was successful. He can now eat and sleep comfortably.

Kar’s mother said, “I will try my best to send my son to school and hope that after completing his education, he will become an engineer.”

Surgery was successful. He can now eat and sleep comfortably. Kar's mother said, "I will try my best to send my son to school and hope t...

Read more
June 22, 2018

Kar is an eight-month-old baby boy from Burma. He was born three months prematurely in Bangkok, where his parents used to work previously. When he was seven months old, his parents moved back with him to Burma.

Kar 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 Kar, which will drain the fluid that has accumulated in his brain. The procedure is scheduled to take place on June 22, and, once completed, will greatly improve Kar’s quality of life.

Kar is an eight-month-old baby boy from Burma. He was born three months prematurely in Bangkok, where his parents used to work previously. W...

Read more

Kar's Timeline

  • June 22, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Kar was submitted by Bridgitte Agocs at Burma Children Medical Fund, our medical partner in Burma.

  • June 22, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Kar 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.

  • June 25, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Kar's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 11, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Kar's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • July 25, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Kar's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 33 donors

Funded by 33 donors

Treatment
Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Insertion
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $5,655 for Kar'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.