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Success! Zar from Burma raised $1,500 to fund corrective surgery.

Zar
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Zar's treatment was fully funded on June 7, 2019.

Photo of Zar post-operation

July 8, 2019

Zar underwent corrective surgery.

Zar said her condition has improved since surgery. She can see better and she feels lighter. She will be able to return home and start working as a seamstress again.

Zar said her condition has improved since surgery. She can see better and she feels lighter. She will be able to return home and start worki...

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May 31, 2019

Zar is a 23-year-old woman from Burma. She lives with her sister in Hpa-An Town, Karen State. Zar works as a seamstress at a shop and her sister works as a vendor in another shop that sells Karen clothes.

Zar was born with encephalocele, a type of neural type defect characterized by sac-like protrusions of nervous tissue through openings in the skull. Both incomplete bone fusion in the skull and incomplete closure of the neural tube contribute to this condition. If left untreated, the lump will continue to grow, heightening the risks of developmental delays and permanent neurological impairment.

Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to help cover the cost of corrective cranial surgery for Zar, which is scheduled to take place on June 8. Surgeons will remove the protrusion and correct the skull defect, hopefully eliminating the risk of future neurological complications and allowing Zar to develop along a healthy trajectory.

Zar says, “I feel lucky because some people have many appointments with their doctors and have to wait a long time to receive a surgery date. But in my case, I only had one appointment before I received my surgery date.”

Zar is a 23-year-old woman from Burma. She lives with her sister in Hpa-An Town, Karen State. Zar works as a seamstress at a shop and her si...

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Zar's Timeline

  • May 31, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • June 06, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Zar's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 07, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Zar's treatment was fully funded.

  • June 10, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Zar 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.

  • July 08, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Zar's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 10 donors

Funded by 10 donors

Treatment
Correction of FEEM
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $16,764 for Zar's treatment
Subsidies fund $15,264 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$12,229
Medical Staff
$1,332
Medication
$54
Supplies
$795
Travel
$583
Labs
$71
Radiology
$654
Other
$1,046

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