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Success! So from Thailand raised $414 to fund a CT scan on his neck.

So
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  • $414 raised, $0 to go
$414
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So's treatment was fully funded on March 17, 2021.

Photo of So post-operation

April 26, 2021

So underwent a CT scan on his neck.

So underwent a CT scan so that doctors could determine how to treat the growing mass on his neck. His family learned that the mass is a lymphangioma, a noncancerous fluid-filled cyst. As a result, So will need to undergo surgery. So’s mother felt extremely happy when she heard that the mass on So neck was noncancerous. She was worried that if it was cancerous and untreatable, she and her son would feel very sad. So has been scheduled for surgery and will be feeling all better soon!

So’s mother shared, “I was very happy to hear that my son’s condition is treatable. Now, in the morning he complains that he feels pain after he gets up in the morning. I was worried that his condition was not treatable at first, but now I have been released of this worry.”

So underwent a CT scan so that doctors could determine how to treat the growing mass on his neck. His family learned that the mass is a lymp...

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March 7, 2021

So is a nine-year-old boy from Thailand. He lives with his parents, sister and brother in a village in Tak Province. His father works at a construction site, and his mother is a homemaker. Since schools closed due to Covid-19, So and his siblings have stopped studying. So now helps out around the house, watering their garden and helping his mother with preparing meals. His sister works as a dishwasher at a Thai noodle soup shop. The family’s monthly household income is just enough to cover their basic expenses.

After So’s birth, the medic noticed that So had a mass on the right side of his neck. When the medic pressed the mass with his finger, So did not react and the medic assumed the mass was not painful. The medic then told So’s parents that the mass was fatty tissue and that they had nothing to worry about. However, he would need to receive surgery to remove the mass when he was older. As So grew older, the mass also slowly increased in size. Currently, the muscles in his neck are stiff and the mass is painful when it is touched. Frequently, So will wake up in the middle of the night in pain after he turns in his sleep, putting pressure on the mass. He feels like the mass is gradually increasing in size and is becoming heavier.

Doctors want So 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 So’s CT scan and care, which is scheduled for March 9th.

So shared, “I have wanted to remove this mass since I was five years old because my friends tease me a lot. Sometimes, I get very frustrated. I will be much happier once I go through this procedure.”

So is a nine-year-old boy from Thailand. He lives with his parents, sister and brother in a village in Tak Province. His father works at a c...

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So's Timeline

  • March 7, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • March 8, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    So 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.

  • March 9, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    So's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 17, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    So's treatment was fully funded.

  • April 26, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    So's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 1 donor

Funded by 1 donor

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

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