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Thaw from Burma raised $1,500 for life-saving heart surgery.

Thaw
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Thaw's treatment was fully funded on January 3, 2016.
February 17, 2016

Thaw did not receive surgery as planned.

Unfortunately, while Thaw was set to undergo surgery to treat his heart condition, he has decided to opt out of treatment.

“Thaw attended the hospital for initial investigations,” explains his doctor at Burma Border Projects, “however, he and his family have decided not to have treatment at this time.”

Despite having the funding to receive surgery, some patients choose not to undergo their anticipated treatments. While this happens rarely, we are committed to transparent communication of these situations. Thank you for supporting Thaw. Should he choose to receive treatment in the future, he will be re-eligible for Watsi funding.

Unfortunately, while Thaw was set to undergo surgery to treat his heart condition, he has decided to opt out of treatment. "Thaw attende...

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December 15, 2015

Thaw is an 18-year-old student from Burma. Thaw is in the 11th grade and hopes to one day become a building engineer. His favorite pastime is playing football.

“In November 2010, Thaw and his mother noticed signs that he was not healthy,” shares our medical partner, Burma Border Projects (BBP). His symptoms, often exacerbated by playing football, included shortness of breath and tiredness on exertion. After being diagnosed with a heart condition by a local clinic, he and his mother traveled to a specialist who told Thaw that he would require cardiac surgery for his condition.

BBP tells us, “Thaw is suffering from lethargy, back pain, abdominal and chest pain, and sometimes has difficulty breathing. Sometimes when he is unwell with fever, his lips and fingertips turn a little blue.” Due to Thaw’s condition, he is no longer able to go to school. Thaw lives in Burma with his mother, aunt, and grandfather. Their combined income is just enough to cover the cost of food.

$1,500 will cover the cost of complex cardiac surgery for Thaw’s congenital heart valve defects. Burma Children Medical Fund has contributed $13,525 towards his treatment cost.

“I hope I can get help with my problems so I can continue my studies in the future,” says Thaw.

Thaw is an 18-year-old student from Burma. Thaw is in the 11th grade and hopes to one day become a building engineer. His favorite pastime i...

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Thaw's Timeline

  • December 15, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Thaw was submitted by Carolyn Grant at Burma Children Medical Fund.

  • December 26, 2015
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Thaw was scheduled to receive treatment at Pinlon Private Hospital in Burma. 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.

  • January 1, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Thaw's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 17, 2016
    FUNDING ENDED

    Thaw is no longer raising funds.

  • February 17, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Thaw's treatment did not happen. Read the update.

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