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

Bo
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Bo's treatment was fully funded on February 9, 2018.

Photo of Bo post-operation

March 8, 2018

Bo underwent brain surgery.

He is much more active and energetic now. He is also no longer at risk of dangerous complications.

Bo’s mother said, “We are very thankful to all the donors. We will try our best to send him to school and hope that after completing his education he will become a doctor.”

He is much more active and energetic now. He is also no longer at risk of dangerous complications. Bo's mother said, “We are very thankf...

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January 16, 2018

Bo is a four-month-old baby boy from Burma. He lives with his family in a village in Hlaingbwe Township, Karen State.

Bo 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 Bo, which will drain the fluid that has accumulated in his brain. The procedure is scheduled to take place on January 17, and, once completed, will greatly improve Bo’s quality of life.

His mother says, “As parents, we are very worried about Bo’s condition. We understand that he will probably have continued mobility problems in the future, but we are anxious to prevent any further complications.”

Bo is a four-month-old baby boy from Burma. He lives with his family in a village in Hlaingbwe Township, Karen State. Bo was recently di...

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Bo's Timeline

  • January 16, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • January 17, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Bo's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 19, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Bo 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.

  • February 09, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Bo's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 08, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Bo's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.