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Success! Nay Kaw from Burma raised $814 to fund an MRI to help doctors treat his wrist.

Nay Kaw
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Fully funded
Nay Kaw's treatment was fully funded on January 20, 2021.

Photo of Nay Kaw post-operation

February 22, 2021

Nay Kaw underwent an MRI to help doctors treat his wrist.

Naw Kaw underwent a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and returned a week later for test results. Naw Kaw was accompanied by his grandmother for his follow-up appointment. During the appointment, the doctor reviewed Nay Kaw’s MRI result and saw that the growth on Naw Kaw’s arm was caused by a venous malformation, an abnormality in the development of his veins, and they were relieved to learn that he does not need surgery. He is now home and doing well.

In the future Naw Kaw wants to continue going to school and wants to help his parents with their farm. Nay Kaw said, “I want to continue my studies and now one day I want to become a health worker.”

Naw Kaw underwent a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and returned a week later for test results. Naw Kaw was accompanied by his grandmother ...

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October 7, 2020

Nay Kaw is an 11-year-old boy from Burma. He lives with his parents, two older brothers and two younger sisters in a village in Karen State. Nay Kaw and his sister are both students. He is a grade one student since leaving the monkhood last year. His father is a farmer.

Nay Kaw was born with a small mass on his right wrist. Once Nay Kaw’s mother was able to save up and send him to Mae Tao Clinic for treatment in Thailand, Nay Kaw had the mass surgically removed in July at Mae Sot Hospital. After surgery, the biopsy revealed that the mass was caused by a hemangioma. As a result of this, the doctor referred him for further treatment in nearby Chiang Mai. Since his surgery, the pain in his wrist has decreased. However, if something touches his right wrist or if he has to carry something heavy in his right hand, he is in a lot of pain.

Doctors want Nay Kaw to undergo an MRI, an imaging procedure that uses magnetic fields and radio waves to produce images of bodily organs. This scan will hopefully help doctors diagnose his condition and formulate an appropriate treatment plan.

Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $814 to cover the cost of Nay Kaw’s MRI and care, scheduled for October 8th.

“I want my right hand to be normal and I do not want to have an unusually large wrist,” he said. “If the pain in my hand decreases, I will help my mother with the housework. If my hand will be without pain and I will be able to play with my friends at school, I will be happy with my friends again. In the future I will go school and become a good person.”

Nay Kaw is an 11-year-old boy from Burma. He lives with his parents, two older brothers and two younger sisters in a village in Karen State....

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Nay Kaw's Timeline

  • October 7, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Nay Kaw was submitted by Bridgitte Agocs at Burma Children Medical Fund.

  • October 8, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Nay Kaw received treatment at Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai 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.

  • October 8, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Nay Kaw's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 20, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Nay Kaw's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 22, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Nay Kaw's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 32 donors

Treatment
MRI
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $814 for Nay Kaw's treatment
Hospital Fees
$38
Medical Staff
$17
Medication
$0
Supplies
$715
Travel
$44

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