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Myo is a football-loving student from Burma who needs $814 to fund an MRI to diagnose and treat possible cancer in his left arm.

Myo
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  • $390 raised, $424 to go
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October 4, 2022

Myo is 13-year-old boy from Burma. He lives with his parents in a village in Karen State. His mother is a homemaker and she is currently eight months pregnant. His father is a subsistence farmer but he also works as a day laborer to earn money. Myo is in grade six and he enjoys playing football in his free time.

Two years ago, Myo was playing football with his friends. While playing, his friend tried to kick the ball but accidentally kicked him in his left forearm. Right away he was in a lot of pain, but his arm did not look broken. At first, the pain lessened, but gradually the pain worsened and his upper left forearm became swollen. Myo could also feel a mass under the swollen area of his left forearm. After he and his father were brought to Chiang Mai Hospital, the doctor thought he might have cancer in his left forearm.

Doctors want Myo 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 Myo’s MRI and care, scheduled for October 5th.

“I have not been able to work nor save money since I need to accompany my son [Myo] while he gets treatment,” said Myo’s father. “So I want to say thank you to all the donors who have agreed to help my child.”

Myo is 13-year-old boy from Burma. He lives with his parents in a village in Karen State. His mother is a homemaker and she is currently eig...

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Myo's Timeline

  • October 4, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Myo was submitted by Bridgitte Agocs at Burma Children Medical Fund.

  • October 5, 2022
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Myo was scheduled to receive 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 9, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Myo's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Myo is currently raising funds for his treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Myo's treatment update from Burma Children Medical Fund.

Funded by 19 donors

Funded by 19 donors

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

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